2003-04 Archive

2003-04 Results
July 19, 2004 Craig Cooper, One Of Cape Cod League’s Leading Hitters, Checks In From Brewster
July 17, 2004 Bransfield Kicks Off 2004 Summer Baseball Diaries With Report From Waynesboro
July 12, 2004 Summer Baseball Update And Diary Schedule
June 24, 2004 Niesel Signs With Indians, Reports To Mahoning Valley; Sollmann And Sanchez Also Start Pro Careers
June 23, 2004 Final Awards Include Honors For Sanchez (Team MVP), Lopez (Student-Athlete Award) And Doherty (ABCA All-American)
June 19, 2004 Doherty Named NCBWA All-American, Macri Picks Up Two More Honors; Johnson And Sollmann Also Earn All-Region Honors
June 17, 2004 Matt Macri Signs With Colorado Rockies, Set To Begin Pro Career With Tri-City Dust Devils
June 14, 2004 Jeff Samardzija Earns Freshman All-America Honors After Nearly Finishing Atop BIG EAST ERA Charts
June 13, 2004 Summer Ball On Tap As Irish Players Scatter Throughout Nation’s Top Wood-Bat Leagues
June 10, 2004 Transcript Of Post-Draft Comments From Notre Dame Baseball Players
June 09, 2004 Notre Dame Baseball Draftees Updated Biographies
June 08, 2004 Draft Day Provides Many Noteworthy Firsts For Notre Dame Baseball Program
June 07, 2004 Record-Setting Day Sees Five Irish Players – Johnson, Macri, Niesel, Sollmann And Sanchez – Selected In First 14 Rounds Of MLB Draft
June 07, 2004 Johnson (2nd Round, Cubs) And Macri (5th Round, Rockies) Become Highest-Drafted Teammates In Notre Dame Baseball History
June 06, 2004 Bonus Quotes From Tom Thornton And Paul Mainieri
June 06, 2004 Arizona Tops Notre Dame 7-6 To Win South Bend Regional
June 06, 2004 Postgame Notes
June 06, 2004 Postgame Quotes
June 05, 2004 Postgame Notes
June 05, 2004 Postgame Quotes
June 05, 2004 Postgame Quotes- 2004 NCAA Championship South Bend Regional
June 05, 2004 Notre Dame’s Tom Thornton Strikes Out 12, Shuts Down Kent State in 7-1 Elimination Game Win in South Bend Regional
June 05, 2004 Postgame Notes – 2004 NCAA Championship South Bend Regional
June 05, 2004 Arizona Tops Kent State 7-4 To Reach NCAA South Bend Regional Championship Game
June 05, 2004 Postgame Quotes
June 05, 2004 Irish Knock UC Irvine Out Of South Bend Regional
June 05, 2004 2004 NCAA Championship South Bend Regional
June 04, 2004 Postgame Notes
June 04, 2004 Postgame Quotes
June 04, 2004 Fifth-Ranked Irish Readying For Another Run At Postseason Glory
June 04, 2004 Wildcats Pound Out Ten Hits To Down Anteaters, 7-3
June 04, 2004 Postgame Notes – 2004 NCAA Championship South Bend Regional
June 04, 2004 Notre Dame And Kent State Set To Do Battle In Front Of Sellout Crowd
June 04, 2004 South Bend Regional Game Two Quotes
June 04, 2004 Andy Sonnanstine Pitches Kent State To 2-1 Upset of Notre Dame in NCAA Baseball Regional Opener
June 03, 2004 South Bend Regional Pre-Tournament Quotes
June 03, 2004 Notre Dame-Kent State Tale Of The Tape
June 03, 2004 Steve Sollmann Named First Team Academic All-American
June 02, 2004 Teams Announce Probable Rotations For Regional; Niesel Gets The Call For Irish Versus Kent State
May 31, 2004 Irish To Open 2004 NCAA South Bend Regional Versus Kent State
May 30, 2004 Notre Dame Selected As NCAA Regional Site For Third Time In Last Four Years
May 30, 2004 Macri Receives All-America Honors From USA Today Sports Weekly
May 30, 2004 Irish Claim Unprecedented Third Straight BIG EAST title
May 29, 2004 Irish Claim Unprecedented Third Straight BIG EAST Title With 11-5 Win Over BC, NCAA Anouncements Set For Sunday And Monday (full recap)
May 29, 2004 Irish Smack Five Home Runs En Route To 11-5 Win Over BC And Unprecedented Third Straight BIG EAST Title
May 29, 2004 Gametracker Live Stats To Be Offered At UND.COM For BIG EAST Championship Round
May 28, 2004 Irish Keep Winning, 9-2 Over St. John’s, Advance To BIG EAST Title Round Versus BC (full recap)
May 28, 2004 Notre Dame-St. John’s Game In Rain Delay (Play Resumed At 4:30 p.m. EDT)
May 28, 2004 Irish Ride Strong Start From Niesel And 14-Hit Attack In Advancing To BIG EAST Title Round With 9-2 Win Over St. John’s
May 28, 2004 Niesel, Irish Look To Win Pivotal WinnersBracket Game Versus St. John’s
May 27, 2004 Irish Top BC 3-2, Next Face St. John’s In Key Winners Bracket Game (full recap)
May 27, 2004 Irish Open BIG EAST Tournament With 3-2 Win Over Boston College
May 26, 2004 Irish Open BIG EAST Tournament With Boston College
May 26, 2004 Fourth All-BIG EAST Honor For Sollmann
May 25, 2004 Grant Johnson Repeats As BIG EAST Pitcher Of The Week, Among Several Irish Players Who Post Top Statistical Regular Seasons
May 24, 2004 Advance Tickets Available For Potential NCAA Tournament Games At Eck Stadium
May 23, 2004 Sanchez’s Senior-Day Blast Helps Irish Set Record For Regular-Season Wins (46-10) In 2-1 Game With Virginia Tech
May 22, 2004 Irish And Hokies Looking To Resume Play At 4:15, With ND Holding 10-6 Lead In Sixth
May 22, 2004 Macri Launches Two Home Runs In Five-Hit Game But Irish Lose Wild One, 11-10 To Virginia Tech
May 21, 2004 Irish Log Another Top Semester In The Classroom, Led By Three Academic All-America Candidates
May 21, 2004 Johnson Turns In Another Shutout Outing As Irish Clinch Share Of BIG EAST Title With 9-0 Win Over Virginia Tech
May 19, 2004 Irish Look To Keep Rolling In Second Game With UCF
May 19, 2004 Irish Nearly Post Another Shutout, Improve To 44-9 With 3-2 Win Over #20 Central Florida
May 18, 2004 Samardzija Takes His Turn With Another Strong Start As Irish Win 10th Straight, 4-0 Over #20 Central Florida
May 18, 2004 Matt Macri and Grant Johnson Pick Up BIG EAST Baseball Weekly Awards
May 17, 2004 First Notre Dame-Central Florida Game To Be Televised Live In South Bend (WHME), With Delayed CSTV Broadcasts On May 21, 22
May 17, 2004 Annual Turn-Back-The-Clock Night On Deck For Tuesday At The Eck
May 17, 2004 Irish Claim BIG EAST Tournament Berth After Finishing Sweep Of Rutgers (5-3)
May 15, 2004 Big Series On Tap At Eck Stadium Between Irish and Scarlet Knights
May 15, 2004 Just Like Old Times For Johnson And Niesel As Irish Sweep Rutgers (1-0, 7-1)
May 13, 2004 Irish Beat Michigan (7-3) For Fourth Time In Last Five Meetings, On Verge Of 16th Straight 40-Win Season
May 12, 2004 Samardzija Gets Ball For Annual Baseball Bash Versus Michigan
May 12, 2004 Irish Down Michigan 7-3
May 11, 2004 Ten-Run First Inning Propels Irish To Another BIG EAST Road Sweep, 16-8 At Connecticut (full recap)
May 10, 2004 Notre Dame Completes Sweep Of Connecticut
May 09, 2004 Sollmann Returns, Macri Just Misses Cycle As #8 Notre Dame Sweeps Connecticut
May 09, 2004 Sweep Of Huskies (4-0, 11-4) Puts Irish On Verge Of First Place In BIG EAST (full recap)
May 09, 2004 Notre Dame-Connecticut Baseball In Rain Delay; ND Sports Hotline Will Provide Updates At Top Of Each Hour
May 09, 2004 BIG EAST Baseball Battles Set To Resume At UConn
May 05, 2004 Steve Sollmann Gains Medical Clearance, Could Return To Action Sunday At Connecticut
April 30, 2004 Irish Break For Finals With 35-9 Record, After 7-5 Win Over IPFW
April 29, 2004 Samardzija And Edwards Lead Irish In 10-0 Shutout Of Manchester
April 28, 2004 Error-Prone Irish Drop 12-5 Game To Cleveland State
April 27, 2004 Thornton To Get The Ball In First Of Four Midweek Games, Versus Ball State
April 27, 2004 Niesel Strikes Out 12 In 8.1 Shutout Relief Innings While Andres Triples And Scores In 15th For 7-6 Win Over Ball State
April 26, 2004 Irish Add April 29th Makeup Game Versus Manchester (5:05)
April 25, 2004 Notre Dame Baseball Currently In Rain Delay
April 25, 2004 Irish Drop A Pair At Pittsburgh (8-6, 7-6)
April 25, 2004 Irish Suffer Rare BIG EAST Doubleheader Sweep At Hands Of Pittsburgh (8-6, 7-6; Full Recap)
April 25, 2004 Irish Set To Battle Pittsburgh In Early Doubleheader (11:00)
April 23, 2004 Irish Back On Road At Seton Hall (In-Game Updates Available On ND Sports Hotline)
April 23, 2004 Cody Rizzo’s Ninth-Inning Home Run Gives Irish A Split With Seton Hall
April 23, 2004 Rizzo’s Late Home Run Earns 4th-Ranked Irish A 2-4, 4-3 Split At Seton Hall (Full Recap)
April 21, 2004 Former Notre Dame Players Mee And Amrhein Set To Return To Eck Stadium As Coaches With Toledo Baseball
April 21, 2004 Irish Ride Another Big Game From Sisko In 9-3 Win Over Toledo
April 20, 2004 Irish Hope To Beat Rain, Then Boilers (Current Rain Delay, As Of 6:15)
April 20, 2004 Rain Washes Out Notre Dame-Purdue Game
April 19, 2004 Irish Shortstop Greg Lopez Named BIG EAST Player Of The Week
April 18, 2004 Sisko’s Grand Slam Powers 4th-Ranked Irish To Sweep Of Georgetown, 9-6
April 17, 2004 Big Offensive Day Leads #4 Irish To Sweep Of Georgetown (18-7, 11-4)
April 14, 2004 Edwards Leads Resurgent Irish Offense In 17-5 Win Over Oakland
April 13, 2004 Paul Mainieri Announces Dates For the 2004 Notre Dame Summer Baseball Camps
April 12, 2004 Irish Look To Stay Atop BIG EAST In Doubleheader With St. John’s
April 12, 2004 Johnson And Samardzija Nearly Pitch Irish To Sweep Of St. John’s (7-1, 1-2)
April 10, 2004 Boston College Comes Calling For BIG EAST Series At The Eck
April 10, 2004 Eagles And Irish Battle To 4-7, 6-4 Split At Eck Stadium
April 07, 2004 Stewart’s Strong Start, Another Big Inning Produce 9-3 Win Over Valparaiso
April 06, 2004 Matt Macri Picks Up BIG EAST Player Of The Week Honors
April 06, 2004 Winning Streak Hits Double Digits After 15-5 Game With Chicago State
April 04, 2004 Johnson Picks Up First Win Of Season As Irish Complete Big Offensive Series With 13-1 Win Over Villanova
April 03, 2004 Long Day Yields Two More Wins For 5th-Ranked Irish (15-7, 6-5 Over Villanova)
April 03, 2004 Irish Set For First BIG EAST Home Series Versus Villanova
April 01, 2004 Irish Win Sixth Straight In 10-2 Game With Hillsdale
March 31, 2004 Makeup Game Added Versus Hillsdale On April 1
March 31, 2004 Strong All-Around Game Powers 5th-Ranked Irish To 18th Win, 12-3 Over Western Michigan
March 28, 2004 Thornton’s Six-Hit Shutouts Caps Sweep At West Virginia (5-3, 4-0)
March 28, 2004 Irish Complete Rare Three-Game BIG EAST Road Sweep, 6-2 At West Virginia
March 27, 2004 Notre Dame Baseball Gameday Notes
March 24, 2004 Irish Offense Breaks Out In 16-6 Win Over Detroit
March 23, 2004 Irish Drop Home Opener To Central Michigan, 4-1
March 22, 2004 Irish Scratch Out 5-3 Win At Southern Illinois, With Another Strong Outing From Thornton
March 20, 2004 Southern Illinois Knocks Off Irish, 8-4
March 20, 2004 Rematch Series With Southern Illinois Next Up For 8th-Ranked Irish
March 16, 2004 Tom Thornton Picks Up Second BIG EAST Baseball Pitcher Of The Week Award
March 13, 2004 Thornton Set To Take Mound Versus Red Raiders
March 13, 2004 Thornton’s Gem Tops Texas Tech (6-1); Irish Now 12-1, Sunday’s Game Called Off
March 12, 2004 Eighth-Ranked Irish Post Another Win Over Ranked Opponent In 4-2 Game With #19 Arizona
March 11, 2004 Freshmen Olvey And Samardzija Combine For Two-Hit Win Over Penn State (4-2)
March 10, 2004 Edwards Again Named MVP As Irish Improve To 9-1 With 13-5 Win Over UTSA
March 08, 2004 Johnson Moved Into Starting Rotation For Penn State Game; Olvey Out Due To Illness
March 08, 2004 Thaman Delivers Seven Strong Innings As 8th-Ranked Irish Beat Penn State, 8-2
March 07, 2004 Irish Unable To Complete Another Rally In Loss To Texas-San Antonio
March 07, 2004 Thornton Set To Take The Hill Versus Texas-San Antonio
March 06, 2004 Seventh-Ranked Irish Post Pair Of Last-Out Rallies, Beat SIU In 11 (12-11)
March 06, 2004 Irish Back In Familair Surroundings At Alamo City Classic
March 05, 2004 Day-Four Game Times Moved Up For Alamo Classic; Tournament Page Available At UND.com
March 02, 2004 Freshman Catcher Sean Gaston Named National Hitter Of The Week
March 02, 2004 Gaston Named BIG EAST Player Of The Week, Edwards MVP Of FAU Classic
March 01, 2004 Irish Baseball Moves Into Top 10 Of National Polls
February 29, 2004 Gaston And Macri Power No. 10 Irish Past No. 26 Gophers, 19-7
February 28, 2004 Edwards’ Blasts Back Up Thornton In 3-2 Win At #12 Florida Atlantic
February 27, 2004 Big Day From Lopez Sparks Irish To Another Early Win, 19-6 Over Winthrop
February 26, 2004 Irish Head To Other Coast For FAU Classic
February 24, 2004 Tom Thornton Named BIG EAST Baseball Pitcher Of The Week
February 23, 2004 Makeup Game Added Versus Florida Memorial (Feb. 28, 2:00, at FAU)
February 22, 2004 Louisville Game Washed Out, Irish Set To Return Home After 2-0 Start
February 21, 2004 Thornton’s Strong Outing Delivers 3-1 Win Over No. 20 USC
February 20, 2004 Notre Dame-USC Game Pushed Up To 3:00 PST Start
February 20, 2004 Usual Suspects Lead Strong All-Around Opener In 7-1 Win Over San Diego State
February 18, 2004 Baseball Opens 2004 Season At USC Classic
February 15, 2004 USC Game On Feb. 21 Shifted Back To 5:30 Start Time
February 15, 2004 Irish Baseball Weekly Practice Report
February 15, 2004 Notre Dame Baseball Trivia Corner #3
February 14, 2004 ND Baseball History Book: Peltier Still Peerless
February 13, 2004 Notre Dame Baseball Glossary – From A To Z – Available In Color PDF Format
February 09, 2004 Freshman Pitcher Jeff Manship To Undergo Season-Ending Surgery
February 08, 2004 Irish Baseball Weekly Practice Report #2
February 06, 2004 Photos- Opening Night Dinner
February 06, 2004 Inside The Lineup Card: Position Shifts Yield New-Look Infield
February 06, 2004 Opening Night Dinner Featuring John Grisham Draws Nearly 1,300
February 04, 2004 Notre Dame Baseball Trivia Corner #2
February 03, 2004 Catching Up With … Cory Mee And Mike Amrhein
February 03, 2004 Irish Baseball Schedule Undergoes Several Changes
February 02, 2004 Waiting For Grisham … Gumpf Leads Planning For Opening Night Dinner
February 02, 2004 Where Are They Now? … Recent Irish Baseball Alums Have Widespread Stories Of Success
February 02, 2004 Coaches’ Report From First Day Of 2004 Irish Baseball Practice
February 01, 2004 Countdown To Opening Day Enters Final Stretch (links enclosed)
February 01, 2004 Irish Ready To Embark On Another Deep Run In 2004 College Baseball Season
February 01, 2004 Audio Extra Interviews With Notre Dame Baseball Coaches Mainieri, Grewe And Rooney Available At UND.COM
January 31, 2004 Notre Dame Baseball 2003 Season In Review
January 25, 2004 Several Notre Dame Players And Opponents Cited In Baseball America College Preview
January 21, 2004 Audio Extra With Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator David Grewe
January 19, 2004 Notre Dame Baseball Trivia Corner Makes Debut
January 17, 2004 Sollmann, Sanchez And Niesel Set To Captain Irish Baseball In 2004
January 16, 2004 Audio Extra With Pitching Coach Terry Rooney
January 13, 2004 Writers Place Irish 13th In Preseason Poll, Coaches Pick ND 17th
January 10, 2004 Notre Dame Baseball 2003 Final Summer Stats (College And Pro Leagues)
January 05, 2004 Tickets Now On Sale For Baseball Opening Night Dinner, Featuring John Grisham
January 05, 2004 Baseball America Places Irish In Preseason Top 20 For Fifth Straight Year
January 05, 2004 Catching Up With … Jeff Perconte And Matt Nussbaum
January 03, 2004 Irish Register Another Strong Semester In The Classroom
January 02, 2004 Steve Sollmann Earns Elite Status As Consensus Preseason All-American
January 01, 2004 Countdown To Opening Day To Feature Various Offerings
December 20, 2003 Irish Earn Top-10 Preseason Ranking; Sollmann, Niesel Projected For All-America Honors
December 19, 2003 John Grisham To Serve As Keynote Speaker At Notre Dame Baseball’s 2004 Opening Night Dinner
December 06, 2003 Irish 2004 Baseball Schedule To Include Tournaments At USC, FAU And In Texas
November 19, 2003 Irish Baseball Inks Another Strong Class
November 14, 2003 John Axford Undergoes Season-Ending Elbow Surgery
November 14, 2003 Baseball Announces Preseason Youth Camp Dates Baseball Announces Preseason Camp Dates Baseball Announces Preseason Camp Dates
October 21, 2003 Notre Dame Freshman Baseball Class Rated Sixth In National Rankings
October 09, 2003 Doherty And Thornton Log Solid Starts As Gold Wins The Game-3 Battle (5-1) But Loses The Intrasquad Series War
October 08, 2003 Rizzo And Sanchez Deliver Key Three-Run Hits As Blue Team Wins Again, 13-10, In Game 2 Of Intrasquad Series
October 07, 2003 Thaman Logs Four Solid Innings To Win Opening Game In Blue-Gold Series (9-7) As Errors Prove Costly For Gold Squad
October 06, 2003 Niesel And Thaman Tabbed As Starting Pitchers For Game One Of Blue-Gold Series
October 05, 2003 Paul Mainieri Comments On Progress Of Freshman Class During Fall Practice
October 04, 2003 Baseball Blue-Gold Intrasquad Series Set For Next Week (Oct. 7-9)
September 03, 2003 Baseball Program To Hold Annual Reunion This Weekend Prior To Washington State Game
August 20, 2003 Paul Mainieri Announces Dates For Fall All-Star Baseball Camps
August 13, 2003 Bransfield Brings Summer Baseball Diaries To A Close, After Launching 11 Home Runs And Batting Nearly .400 With Colorado Sox
August 04, 2003 Summer Baseball Diaries Roll Into August As Craig Cooper Reports On His Stellar All-Around Experience With Hays Larks
August 01, 2003 Former Stetson Pitching Coach And Recruiting Coordinator Terry Rooney Named Notre Dame Assistant Baseball Coach
August 01, 2003 Summer Baseball Diary #5 Features Lopez Report From Delaware (Ohio) Cows