Solid pitching, clutch hitting and timely defense help Notre Dame start the series off with a win.
Notre Dame is 9-0 in midweek games in 2016.
Notre Dame and Indiana will play at 7 p.m. (ET) at Victory Field.
Notre Dame turned in a brilliant first inning, but gave up 11 runs between the fifth and seventh frames to fall 11-5 Sunday.
Sophomore Jake Shepski hit a clutch, two-run homer in the ninth inning to send the game to extras.
The Irish & Seminoles played game two of a three-game series April 23, 2016. ND lost a heartbreaker in 12 innings, 7-6.
The Irish scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth to claim their third walk-off win in the last four games.
The Irish opened the 2016 USA Baseball-Irish Classic with a matchup with No. 22 Alabama. The Crimson Tide won 4-0.
Notre Dame and Santa Clara in game two of a three-game set at Stephen Schott Stadium.
Notre Dame opened the 2016 season with a 5-0 victory over Santa Clara at Stephen Schott Stadium.
HONORS & AWARDS: Two- Time Monogram Winner (2014, 2015) … 3rd Team All-ACC (2015) … ACC All-Tournament Team (2015) … ACC Academic Honor Roll (2014, 2015) … ACC All-Academic Team (2015).
JUNIOR SEASON (2016): Participating in the Rosenthal Leadership Academy.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015): Turned in splendid sophomore campaign, showing consistency at the plate and improved defense in second year as a starter … earned third team all-ACC and ACC all-tournament team honors … played in and started all 60 games on the year … put together a remarkable 47-game on-base streak (March 6 – May 29), which was the longest single-season streak for a Notre Dame player since at least 2007 and was tied for the longest multi-year streak (Ryan Connolly, 2009-10) during that same time frame … it was the longest active streak in the ACC at the time of it ending in the NCAA Champaign Regional … had a slash line of .323/.417/.495 during 47-game streak to raise batting average from .222 to .303 … hit .444 (20-45) with two doubles, two triples, a homer, five RBI, eight walks and 13 runs scored over the last 12 games to raise batting average from .268 to .301 … batted .331 (51-154) versus RHP, .301 (28-93) with runners on base, .301 (44-146) with the bases empty and .328 (21-64) with two outs … notched 12 two-out RBI and 11 RBI with a runner on third and less than two outs … led the team with 22 multi-hit games and also recorded five multi-RBI games … led the Irish in average (.301), runs (48), hits (72) and triples (4) … also notched 16 doubles, four homers, 28 RBI, 108 total bases, 31 walks, seven hit by pitch and 10 stolen bases … finished eight in the ACC in plate appearances per game (4.73), tied for eighth in triples (4) and 10th in at-bats per game (3.98) … opened year with an RBI single, a run scored and two hit by pitch against SIU-Edwardsville (Feb. 13) ... notched an RBI double and a run scored in win over Oklahoma (Feb. 14) ... had a hit, RBI, walk and two runs scored vs. Incarnate Word (Feb. 19) ... produced a sac fly and a sac bunt against Villanova (Feb. 20) ... recorded first multi-hit game of the season with two hits, an RBI and a run scored against Northwestern (Feb. 21) ... closed out Irish Alamo Invitational with a hit, two stolen bases, a hit by pitch and two runs scored against Incarnate Word (Feb. 22) ... notched a hit, hit by pitch and stolen base against Belmont (Feb. 27) ... had break-out game at Mercer (Feb. 28) ... cracked first career homer as part of a three-hit day that included a stolen base, RBI and two runs scored ... had a hit, RBI and a walk at Georgia Tech (March 6) to start 47-game on-base streak ... recorded two hits - including a double - and an RBI the next day against the Yellow Jackets (March 7) ... totaled two hits, a walk and a run scored in the series finale at Georgia Tech (March 8) ... had a double, a walk and a run scored at Clemson (March 14) ... came back later that night with two hits - including a double - and a run scored in a win over the Tigers ... totaled a hit, hit by pitch and two runs scored in the home opener versus Central Michigan (March 18) ... went 2-for-4 with a double in the series opener against No. 8 Louisville (March 20) ... had a hit, walk and sacrifice bunt in series finale against the Cardinals (March 22) ... filled up stat sheet against Western Michigan (March 25) with a double, an RBI, two walks and a run scored ... totaled two hits, an RBI, a stolen base and two runs scored at Pitt (April 4) ... hit the second homer of career versus Valparaiso (April 8) ... racked up three hits (one double), two walks and three runs scored in three-game series sweep of No. 7 Florida State (April 10-12) ... went 2-for-3 with two RBI, a walk, a stolen base, a sac bunt and a run scored against NC State (April 18) ... produced a 2-for-5 day with a triple and run scored against Indiana (April 21) ... went 2-for-4 with a double, triple, walk and two runs scored versus Chicago State (April 22) ... hit a solo homer at Wake Forest (April 24) ... tallied a 3-for-4 day with an RBI in game two against the Demon Deacons (April 25) ... followed it up with a 3-for-5 day with a double, stolen base and run scored in series finale (April 26) ... recorded two ground-rule doubles and a run scored versus Michigan State (April 28) ... had a double, two RBI and a run scored in opening game against Northwestern State (May 1) ... tallied hit, walk, stolen base and run scored versus Northwestern State (May 2) ... had a walk, hit by pitch and RBI in series finale against the Demons (May 3) ... had an impressive series versus No. 20 North Carolina (May 9-10) ... went 2-for-3 with a sac hit, hit by pitch, RBI and two runs scored in game one ... came back with a 2-for-4 effort in game two with a double, triple, walk and two runs scored ... had a triple and run scored in series finale ... went 2-for-5 with an RBI and run scored at Boston College (May 14) ... had 2-for-4 effort with a walk, stolen base and two runs scored in game one of doubleheader versus the Eagles (May 15) ... had career-high four hits to go along with a homer in 4-for-5 effort in series finale ... went 3-for-7 with a double, two RBI, six walks and two runs scored (.429/.571/.692 split) at the ACC Tournament to earn all-tournament team honors ... went 2-for-3 with a double, two walks, two RBI and a run scored against No. 24 Virginia (May 22) ... had three walks, a sac bunt and run scored versus No. 6 Miami (May 23) ... totaled two hits and two runs scored in NCAA Champaign Regional win over Wright State (May 29) … went 2-for-4 against the Raiders (May 31) to close out the season … participated in the Rosenthal Leadership Academy … claimed spots on both the ACC All-Academic Team and the ACC Academic Honor Roll … earned a monogram.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2014): Made impact immediately during rookie campaign by locking up starting spot at third base in fourth game of season … ended up starting 47 contests while playing in 50 games overall during freshman season … missed three games in middle of season with injury … started primarily at third base until moving over to shortstop in mid-April to replace the injured Lane Richards … batted .268 (48-for-179) with 11 RBI, six doubles and a team-high 27 runs scored … drew 19 walks and was hit by eight pitches as part of a .362 on-base percentage … stole five bases in nine attempts … was very successful against right-handed pitching, hitting .311 (41-for-132) … reached base 21-of-46 times as a leadoff hitter … helped turn 14 double plays … had 10 multi-hit games … produced team season bests with a 13-game hitting streak and a 17-game on-base streak … made Irish debut in the first game of the season against No. 24 Florida Atlantic (Feb. 15) as a pinch hitter … earned first career hit against Gonzaga (Feb. 21) after getting the start at third base … went 3-for-4 against Youngstown State (March 1) with one double, one RBI and one run scored … collected first hit in ACC action against No. 6 NC State (March 8) … notched two hits, two stolen bases, a walk and three runs scored at Appalachian State (March 11) … totaled three hits and a run scored versus Valparaiso (March 26) … in second game against the Crusaders (April 1), scored three runs and clocked a double … went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored at No. 1 Florida State (April 6) … was hit by a pitch and had two hits and two runs scored versus Boston College (April 12) … big game at No. 11 Miami (April 19) saw him produce two doubles and two RBI … claimed two hits, including a double, and produced an RBI and a run scored versus Northeastern (April 26) … had three hits in four plate appearances in the second game of the Pittsburgh series (May 16) … named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll … earned a monogram.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Graduated from Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana in the spring of 2013 ... earned three letters in baseball ... named a underclass honorable mention All-American by Perfect Game in 2012 ... selected honorable mention all-region for the Central Region by Rawlings in 2013 ... named the No. 2 shortstop and No. 26 overall high school prospect in Indiana by Perfect Game ... backed up earning Prep Baseball preseason all-state honors by batting .426 with 12 doubles to receive Noblesville Times all-county honors while earning spots on the Hamilton County Sports Daily Baseball Team and the Indianapolis Star Super Team ... played club baseball for the Indiana Mustangs ... in the classroom, was a four-year scholar-athlete, a three-time Metropolitan Interscholastic academic all-conference member and was part of the Athletic Director's Honor Roll ... full name is Kyle Roger Fiala ... born in Santa Barbara, California to Bob and Cyndy Fiala ... has an older brother, Brooks ... father, Bob, played basketball at Biola University ... brother, Brooks, played baseball at Miami University (OH) ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and is majoring in finance.