April 8, 2011

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Connecticut 3, Notre Dame 1
April 8, 2011
Frank Eck Stadium – Notre Dame, Ind.

  • Connecticut improved to 16-10-1 on the season and 6-1 in BIG EAST play with their 3-1 victory over the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame (12-15-1, 3-4).
  • The Irish still lead the overall series with the Huskies, 23-12-1, which includes a 13-7 mark at Frank Eck Stadium.
  • The Huskies broke the 0-0 tie in the seventh inning when George Springer scored on a sacrifice fly by Ryan Fuller.
  • The Irish responded in the bottom frame when Greg Sherry hit an RBI single, driving Matt Grosso home. The RBI was Sherry’s seventh and fourth in the last three games.
  • Connecticut scored the go ahead run in the top of the eighth when Nick Ahmed registered an RBI single.
  • Tim Martin added an insurance run for Connecticut with his ninth inning sacrifice fly.
  • Senior pitcher Brian Dupra went 7.1 innings for Notre Dame and gave up two earned runs on six hits. He recorded four strikeouts in the game while walking three Huskies.
  • Freshman Sean Fitzgerald pitched 1.2 innings of relief, giving up one run while striking out two.
  • Dupra (2-3) gave up his first earned run in BIG EAST play in the seventh inning. He had gone 20.1 innings without giving up a run. It is also the first earned run Dupra has allowed in the seventh inning.
  • Connecticut’s starter Matt Barnes (6-2) did not give up a hit through 3.2 innings. Trey Mancini recorded the first hit for the Irish on the day in the fourth inning with a single to center. Barnes finished the day with 105 pitches in 7.1 innings. He gave up just the one earned run while striking out five.
  • Notre Dame sophomore catcher Joe Hudson threw out two Husky base runners on the night.
  • Freshman Eric Jagielo extended his hitting streak to eight games with his eighth inning infield single.
  • First baseman Trey Mancini now has a four game hitting streak, which is his longest of the season.
  • Herman Petzold and Sherry both recorded two hits in the contest. Petzold and Sherry now have seven and four multi-hit games, respectively.
  • For the sixth straight game the defensive line-up was held constant (Hudson – C; Mancini – 1B; Desico – 2B; Sherry – 3B; Doyle – SS; Grosso – LF; Jagielo – CF; Petzold – RF; Norton – DH). That defensive lineup is now 3-4 on the season.
  • The lineup of Desico, Doyle, Jagielo, Mancini, Petzold, Grosso, Sherry, Hudson and Norton fell to 1-1 on the season.

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