March 22, 1997

Baseball Snowed Out Again, at Connecticut

The Notre Dame baseball team's scheduled doubleheader at the University of Connecticut on Sunday, March 22 was canceled due to weather. Five inches of snow had accumulated by early Sunday morning, extending Notre Dame's streak of canceled games to seven.

Notre Dame also had Saturday's doubleheader at Providence College canceled to due to snow and cold conditions, in addition to seeing its final three games of the recent Spring Break trip in San Antonio, Texas rained out (March 12-14).

The Irish will attempt to make up the canceled games over the remainder of the season, by playing additional midweek home games versus nearby teams. Cincinnati and Notre Dame are scheduled to play at Frank Eck Stadium on Tuesday, March 24 (5:05 p.m.).

Notre Dame has not played since a 4-3 win over Southern Illinois on March 11, producing a 12-day layoff that represents the program's longest midseason break between scheduled games since the 1976 team had 14 days off between its Spring Break trip (March 14-20) and its next scheduled game (April 4).

The 1990 Irish team played a last-minute season opener at home vs. Goshen on Feb. 5 and did not play again until the original season opener, Feb. 23 at Hawaii.

Notre Dame also had 12 days off from competition earlier this season, after taking part in the early-season ACC/Disney Baseball Blast (Jan. 30-Feb. 1) before playing at the University of New Orleans on Feb. 14.

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