Thread of the game | (G2) Pitt at 8 Notre Dame

0

Pitt (26-21, 12-12) at No. 8 Notre Dame (30-10, 14-8)


When: May 14

Time: 5:00 p.m. ET

Where: Frank Eck Stadium | South Bend, Ind.

Look: ACC network


FAST FACTS

(Came in the weekend)

– The Irish are 31-9 (.775) at home under head coach Link Jarrett. They are 19-8 in ACC home games under Jarrett.

– Notre Dame is eighth in the NCAA and first in the ACC in attendance percentage with a mark of .983 this season. The Irish have committed 27 errors in 1,055 strikeout opportunities this season.

– The Irish rank 18th nationally and are third in the ACC in the team ERA with 3.84.

– Notre Dame is 18-3-1 all-time in the regular season under Jarrett. The Irish are 7-1-1 in the ACC series at Frank Eck Stadium.

– Notre Dame leads the all-time series 29-24 and Pitt’s last win against the Irish was in 2016.

LIKELY BEGINNERS

SCHOOL NAME RECORD (APPEARANCES) TIME IPs WRITE-OFFS
our Lady RHP Temple of Austin 3-1 3.68 44.0 55
pitt RHP Logan Evans 3-6 7.44 52.0 43

WHAT TO WATCH

– This is the home stretch for Notre Dame as there are only two weekends of play left at the ACC and this weekend’s series against Pitt will be the last home series of the year.

– Notre Dame enters weekend No. 11 in RPI while Pitt moved up to No. 61.

– Ireland’s pitching staff will need to be sharp as Pitt has been effective hitting the long ball this year. Pitt enters the series No. 31 in the nation in home runs per game (1.48) and No. 35 in home runs. Tatem Levins and Ron Washington Jr. lead the Panthers in homers with 13 apiece. First-year infielder Tommy Tavarez has four goals in the last 17 games.

– The streak is huge for both teams as they battle for the playoffs. There is no doubt that the Irish will be in the field of 64, but it is a question of welcoming a regional and possibly a super regional. Taking the series would be huge for Notre Dame, but a sweep would likely be huge. No. 7 Louisville travels to No. 4 Virginia Tech this weekend and No. 6 Miami is on the road in Tallahassee. The Irish will wrap up the regular season in Miami next weekend.

– Notre Dame cruised in the opener as the Irish scored five runs in the first inning and never looked back. Brook Coetzee III went three-for-four from the plate and hit his 10th homer of the year. John Michael Bertrand picked up his seventh win of the year after going 7.0 innings with nine strikeouts.

– Saturday is graduation day at Frank Eck as the Irish will honor their seniors and graduates ahead of the game where they will also receive their diplomas. Notre Dame plays at noon on Sunday, which will prevent them from attending the graduation.

Notre Dame programming

NAME POSITION BATTING AVERAGE
ryan cole LF .311
Brooks Coetzee RF .303
Carter Putz 1B .349
Jack Zyska DH .349
David La Manna VS .370
Jack Brannigan 3B .281
Jared Miller 2B .252
Zack Prajzner SS .286
Spencer Myers CF .235

Pittsburgh lineup

NAME POSITION BATTING AVERAGE
Jeffrey Wehler 2B .284
Tatem Levins VS .320
Sky Duff 3B .298
Ron Washington Jr. LF .289
Bryce Hulet 1B .291
jack anderson DH .291
C.J. Funk RF .312
Brock Franks SS .182
Jordan Anderson CF .187

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Jersey Slide Sandals

Share.

Comments are closed.