Notre Dame and Indiana will play at 7 p.m. (ET) at Victory Field.
Notre Dame scored all six of its runs in the first three innings.
Four early runs and stellar relief pitching extend the team's winning streak to five games.
Sophomore Jake Johnson knocked a single to right center to score freshman Cole Daily and give Notre Dame a 6-5, walk-off win over TSU.
An experienced, deep and versatile pitching staff will take the mound for the Irish in 2016.
The Irish shut out the Hoosiers at Victory Field in Indianapolis, Indiana April 26, 2016.
HIGH SCHOOL & PERSONAL: Named honorable mention first team all-state (3A) as a senior ... tabbed all-county as a junior ... won the Indiana 3A Mental Attitude Award as a senior ... helped Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School finish second in state as a senior ... earned sectional championships as a freshman and junior ... won a region crown as a junior ... earned three letters in baseball ... was a member of the Student Athletic Leadership Council and the National Honor Society ... played club baseball for the Pony Express ... is a certified scuba diver ... full name is Connor Oldham Hale ... born in Indianapolis, Indiana ... son of Todd and Nancy Hale ... has a younger brother, Hunter ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business (accounting) and the College of Arts and Letters (economics).
HONORS & AWARDS: Two-Time Monogram Winner … BIG EAST Academic All-Star (2013) ... ACC Academic Honor Roll (2014, 2015) … Dean’s List Honors (7X).
JUNIOR SEASON (2015): Turned in most productive year in an Irish uniform, posting a slim 1.33 ERA and a 2-0 record over nine appearances (two starts) and 20.1 innings of work … played a role in three shutouts … only allowed three earned runs and held opponents to a .217 batting average on the year … held right-handed hitters to a .190 (8-42) average … opponents hit just .160 (4-25) with runners on base and only .059 (1-17) with two outs … didn’t allow a run over four appearances (12.2 IP) from April 22 - May 15 … recorded one out at Clemson (March 14) ... pitched an inning of relief versus Valparaiso (April 8), striking out a batter and helping to maintain the shutout ... turned in arguably best outing of career in earning his second career victory in a win over No. 7 Florida State (April 12) ... entered in the second inning with a runner on first base and promptly induced a double play to get out of the inning ... went 3.2 innings and allowed a run, three hits and a walk ... earned second start of career against Chicago State (April 22) in a midweek game ... improved to 2-0 after going five innings and allowing just three hits and one walk ... was one of four Irish pitchers that combined to shut out the Cougars ... started game against Sacramento State (April 29) and turned in a solid four innings ... combined with reliever Nick McCarty to shut out the Hornets ... allowed one hit and three walks in outing to lower ERA to 1.20 ... pitched a clutch 1.2 shutout innings in relief in the series finale against No. 20 North Carolina (May 10) ... hurled two scoreless innings in relief at Boston College (May 15) ... allowed just one hit while striking out two batters ... gave up a run on three hits over 1.2 innings of work against No. 6 Miami (May 23) at the ACC Tournament … named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll … earned a monogram.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014): Made one appearance in the season-opening series at No. 24 Florida Atlantic (Feb. 15) … allowed a hit, a run and one walk in one inning of relief … earned Dean’s List accolades during both semesters … earned a spot on the ACC Academic Honor Roll … earned a monogram.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Made eight appearances for the Irish on the mound (one start) ... went 1-0 with a 5.59 ERA ... allowed 10 hits in 9.2 innings pitched, holding opposing batters to a .286 average against ... struck out seven batters and walked six ... tossed a scoreless half inning of work in his collegiate debut against Kent State (March 26) ... threw a perfect 2.1 innings out of the bullpen with two strikeouts at home against Villanova (April 7) ... earned first career win at Western Michigan (May 14), walking one and striking out a career-high four Bronco batters in the victory ... saw 0.1 innings of relief in the season finale at Cincinnati (May 18) … earned Dean’s List accolades during both semesters … earned a monogram.