Thread of the game | No. 8 Notre Dame at No. 9 Miami

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No. 8 Notre Dame (32-11, 15-9) at No. 9 Miami (35-17, 18-9)


When: May 19

Time: 7 p.m. ET

Where: Alex Rodriguez Park | Coral Gables, Florida.

Look: ACC NETWORK


FAST FACTS

– The Irish are 33-13 (.717) on the road under head coach Link Jarrett.

– Notre Dame is 12th in the NCAA and first in the ACC in attendance percentage with a mark of .981 this season. The Irish have committed 31 errors in 1,157 strikeout opportunities this season.

– The Irish rank 13th nationally and are second in the ACC in the team ERA with 3.78. They’ve allowed 158 earned runs in 385.2 innings this season.

– Notre Dame is 12th in the NCAA and second in the ACC with a WHIP of 1.26 this season. They allowed 319 hits and 166 walks in 385.2 innings pitched.

– The Irishman ranks sixth in the NCAA and second in the ACC in strikeouts per nine innings with 10.9. The Irish pitching team has struck out 468 in 385.2 innings this season.

– Notre Dame is 19-3-1 all-time in the regular season under Jarrett. The Irish are 10-2 in the ACC series on the road and 17-3-1 in the ACC series the past two seasons.

– The Hurricanes lead the all-time series with a 21-7 record and this will be the first time the two teams have met since the 2018 season.

– Both teams also have the best ACC records since the start of the 2020 season. The Irish have a league record of 43-19 (.694) in ACC games during this period and the Hurricanes are second with a 41-24 (.631) record in conference play.

LIKELY BEGINNERS

SCHOOL NAME RECORD (APPEARANCES) TIME IPs WRITE-OFFS
our Lady LHP John Michael Bertrand 7-1 2.37 76.0 80
Miami LHP Carson Palmquist 8-3 2.70 70.0 97

WHAT TO WATCH

– Miami and Notre Dame enter the weekend as division leaders. The Irish (.625) hold a slight percentage lead over Louisville (.611) in the Atlantic Division and still have a shot at winning the league. The Irish trail the Hurricanes (.667) and Hokies (.640) in the overall league standings.

– Pitching is a strong point for both programs, as Miami and Notre Dame rank in the ACC’s top five in ERA, opponent’s batting average, strikeouts per game and walks allowed.

–Link Jarrett didn’t push his starters last weekend as John Michael Bertrand and Austin Temple could have gone further in the game, but Notre Dame went with the bullpen on Friday and Saturday. Miami’s Friday game with Florida State was rescheduled for Saturday and the Canes still rolled ace Carson Palmquist to the mound. It will be interesting to see if he is at the top of his game after starting a day later and then launching a day earlier than normal as the series begins on Thursday.

– The Irish Bats got going on Tuesday as Notre Dame outscored the North West 14-4. Jarrett would like to see this production this weekend. Notre Dame destroyed the teams well with singles, but facing the beleaguered nation, the Irish will also have to get some extra hits.

– With reliever Ryan McLinksey out for the year, Jarrett will rely on second RHP Matt Bedford, who became eligible last week. Jarrett has frequently put Bedford on the mound over the past week as the Staten Island native made three appearances. Bedford has pitched 4.1 innings and struck out seven so far while allowing three runs.

Notre Dame Programming

NAME POSITION BATTING AVERAGE
ryan cole LF .311
Brooks Coetzee III RF .301
Carter Putz 1B .333
Jack Zyska DH .330
David La Manna VS .394
Jack Brannigan 3B .285
Jack Penney 2B .348
Zack Prajzner SS .303
Spencer Myers CF .243

Miami programming

NAME POSITION BATTING AVERAGE
CJ Kayfus 1B .372
Yohandy Morales 3B .337
Maxwell Romero Jr. VS .277
Jacob Burque CF .358
Zach Levenson RF .311
Dorian Gonzales Jr. 2B .285
Ariel Grace DH .300
Dominique Pitelli SS .270
Gaby Gutierrez LF .208

OFFENSE

STAT MIAMI (52 matches) OUR LADY (43 games)
Batting Avg. .296 .305
To the bats 1,824 1,536
Races 411 362
Shots 539 468
2B 98 90
3B 11 12
HOUR 72 52
RBI 370 323
SLG % .480 ..480
Walks 271 165
Hit by height 56 54
Barred 462 300
OB % 0.398 0.386
SB-ATT 52-65 59-73

LAUNCHER & DEFENSE

STAT MIAMI (52 matches) OUR LADY (43 games)
TIME 4.19 3.78
Bleached 3 2
Save 15 9
IPs 466.0 385.2
Shots 434 320
Races 251 188
Races won 217 162
Walks 192 166
Barred 554 468
2B 61 54
3B ten 3
HOUR 54 33
Opponent’s batting average. .245 .223
Wild Pitches 36 48
Land percentage 0.969 0.981
Errors 59 30

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