Thread of the game | Virginia against Notre Dame

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Virginia No. 5 (38-16) against Notre Dame No. 4 (34-13)


When: May 27

Time: 11:00 a.m. ET

Where: Field Truist | Charlotte, North Carolina

Look: Regional Sports Networks / ACC Extra Network


FAST FACTS

(Entry into the tournament)

– Notre Dame is 10th in the NCAA and first in the ACC in attendance percentage with a mark of .981 this season. The Irish have committed 33 errors in 1,232 strikeout opportunities this season.

– Notre Dame is 14th in the NCAA and second in the ACC with a WHIP of 1.27 this season. They allowed 343 hits and 177 walks in 410.2 innings pitched.

– Heading into the conference tournament, Notre Dame ranks in the top 25 in scoring (25th), ERA (21st), and fielding percentage (10th). They are one of three national teams that place in the top 25 in all three categories (Tennessee and Virginia Tech).

– The Irish are one of six national teams to be ranked in every D1Baseball poll this season. It’s the only ACC team to be ranked in every poll this year.

– This is the sixth time the Irish have qualified for the ACC Championship and they are looking to qualify for the semi-finals for the first time in program history.

– Virginia is currently 2-0 in the ACC Tournament against Notre Dame, including last year’s 14-1 win to advance to the semifinals.

– The Cavaliers are 11-8 against the Fighting Irish.

LIKELY BEGINNERS

SCHOOL NAME RECORD (APPEARANCES) TIME IPs WRITE-OFFS
our Lady HRP Liam Simon 1-0 6.63 19.0 33
Virginia LHP Nate Savino 5-5 4.03 67.0 70

WHAT TO WATCH

– Notre Dame will go from facing one of the best pitchers in the country to facing one of the most explosive offenses in America on Friday. Virginia finished No. 9 in the nation in batting average (.313) and No. 9 in scoring offense in scoring nine runs per game.

– The Cavaliers also have a quality pitching team as they are No. 22 in the nation in ERA (4.05) and No. 6 in the nation in strikeouts per game (10.8).

– Virginia has scored 10 or more runs 24 times this season and also scored five or more runs in a single inning 28 times.

– This game could be a recovery booster for both programs, but the outcome has no impact on the ACC Championship as Notre Dame has already advanced to the semifinals with Thursday’s win over Florida State .

– The two teams did not meet during the regular season.

Notre Dame Programming

NAME POSITION BATTING AVERAGE
Spencer Myers heart rate .241
Brooks Coetzee III RF .291
Carter Putz 1B .345
Jack Zyska LF .318
David La Manna DH .372
Jack Brannigan 3B .285
Jack Penney 2B .316
Zack Prajzner SS .293
Danny Neri VS .271

Virginia Range

NAME POSITION BATTING AVERAGE
Griff O’Ferrall SS .327
Max Coastal 2B .268
Alex Tapen LF .348
Jake Geloff 3B .379
Devin Ortiz 1B .302
Kyle Teil VS .277
Casey Saucke RF .359
Ethan Anderson DH .315
Chris Newell heart rate .273

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Round Wine Stopper

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