Junior lefthander Tom Thornton is slated to start the NCAA Tournament opener vs. North Carolina.

Notre Dame Heads To Florida For NCAA Action, Looking To Maintain Recent Hot Streak Versus Challenging Regional Field

June 1, 2005

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The Notre Dame baseball team (36-22-1) will be looking to continue its recent success in the state of Florida when the Irish head to Gainesville this week to compete in the four-team NCAA Regional being held at the University of Florida’s McKethan Stadium … ND is the No. 3 seed in the Regional and will face 2nd-seeded North Carolina in the first game on Friday, June 3 (4:00 EDT/3:00 in South Bend), followed by top-seeded Florida vs. No. 4 seed Stetson in the 8:00 game … Notre Dame has announced junior LHP Tom Thornton as its game-1 starter (rest of rotation is TBA) … every game of the double-elimination Gainesville Regional will be telecast live by College Sports Television, with South Bend’s WHME TV-46 also showing some of the games (both live and tape-delayed, see schedule below).

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