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 senior LHP becomes the first Irish player since 2009 to record back-to-back complete games.
Junior Kyle Fiala drove in the winning run in the eighth inning.
Notre Dame scored all six of its runs in the first three innings.
The Irish lost the final game of a three-game ACC series at the Seminoles April 24, 2016.
The Irish opened a 3-game series in Tallahassee, Florida April 22, 2016. ND fell to FSU, 12-6.
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 opened their 2016 home season in style with a 10-3 win over Toledo March 16, 2016.
The Irish opened the 2016 USA Baseball-Irish Classic with a matchup with No. 22 Alabama. The Crimson Tide won 4-0.
HONORS & AWARDS: Three-Time Monogram Winner (2013, 2014, 2015) … BIG EAST Academic All-Star (2013) ... ACC Academic Honor Roll (2014, 2015) … ACC All-Academic Team (2015).
SENIOR SEASON (2016): Named a team co-captain along with fellow senior James Nevant … participating in the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) and the Rosenthal Leadership Academy.
JUNIOR SEASON (2015): Started for third year at shortstop and continued impressive play in the field while upping production at the dish … played in and started 58 of the team’s 60 games on the year … batted .258 with 12 doubles, two triples, a career-high five home runs, 33 RBI, 16 walks and 30 runs scored … stole five bases … hit .364 (4-11) with the bases loaded … totaled 13 two-out RBI and tallied an RBI with a runner on third base and less than two outs 11 times out of 17 chances … boasted 17 multi-hit games and eight multi-RBI contests … helped turn 47 double plays as part of a .946 fielding percentage … earned the start at shortstop during all four games to open the year at Oklahoma (Feb. 13-15) ... had three hits and an RBI in season-opening win versus SIU-Edwardsville (Feb. 13) ... notched a double and a run scored in win over Oklahoma (Feb. 14) ... totaled a walk and a sacrifice bunt in series finale against Oklahoma (Feb. 15) ... continued strong effort at the dish with two hits - including a double - two RBI and a run scored against Villanova (Feb. 20) ... totaled two more hits - including a double - an RBI, a walk, a sac fly and a run scored versus Incarnate Word (Feb. 22) ... had clutch weekend at Mercer Baseball Classic ... ripped triple to score one run and later scored on a wild pitch to give Notre Dame its first lead of game against Belmont (Feb. 27) in the seventh inning ... came back against Akron (Feb. 28) with another clutch triple, this time in the bottom of the ninth inning with the Irish trailing 4-3 ... the triple tied the game ... later walked off the Zips on a wild pitch ... scored game-winning run at Georgia Tech (3/6) ... also added two hits and an RBI against the Yellow Jackets ... recorded two hits and scored the game-winning run at Savannah State (3/11) ... totaled a double as part of a two-hit day against Clemson (March 14) ... added two RBI and a run scored against the Tigers ... had a hit, two RBI and a run scored in the series finale against Clemson (March 15) ... totaled two hits and two RBI in the home opener versus Central Michigan (March 18) ... had two hits, a walk, an RBI and a run scored in 18-inning game against No. 8 Louisville (March 21) ... tallied a hit, walk, RBI and two runs scored versus Western Michigan (March 25) ... notched two hits against No. 12 Virginia (3/28) in game one of doubleheader ... tallied first career homer in series finale against the Cavaliers (March 29) ... recorded two hits, two RBI, a double, a homer and a run scored during game ... went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI at Pitt (April 4) ... went 1-for-2 with a homer, two walks, a stolen base and three runs scored in game two of doubleheader at Pitt (April 4) ... totaled a hit, walk, two stolen bases and a run scored versus Valparaiso (April 8) ... tallied third homer of the year against NC State (April 18) ... finished with two RBI ... went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a walk in game against Indiana (April 21) ... hit fourth homer of the year at Wake Forest (April 24) ... went 2-for-4 with a homer and a double against Northwestern State (May 1) ... had three hits (one double) and a walk in a doubleheader sweep of No. 20 North Carolina (May 9) ... went 2-for-7 with a double, two RBI, two walks and two runs scored in two games at Boston College (May 14 & 15) ... tallied a walk, sac fly and two RBI in ACC Tournament game vs. No. 24 Virginia (May 22) ... went 3-for-5 with a run scored in ACC Tournament game against No. 6 Miami (May 23) ... posted a double in an NCAA Champaign Regional win over Wright State (May 29) … participated in the Rosenthal Leadership Academy … named to the ACC All-Academic Team and the ACC Academic Honor Roll … earned a monogram.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014): Turned in another solid year at shortstop before surgery on right elbow ended season after 36 games ... started every game he played in ... hit .254 with eight doubles, a triple, 12 RBI, five walks and 11 runs scored ... fielded at a .949 with nine errors in 177 chances ... helped turn 31 double plays ... went on an eight-game hitting streak from Feb. 21 -- March 8 ... totaled six multi-hit games ... earned first multi-hit game of the year against Youngstown State (March 1) ... crossed the plate twice to go along with two hits the following day against Appalachian State (March 2) ... totaled two more hits to go along with a triple, two RBI, a walk and a run scored at Appalachian State just two weeks later (March 14) ... had a season-high three RBI on two hits vs. Valparaiso (April 1) ... recorded two hits -- including a double - an RBI and a run scored at Michigan (April 9) ... notched two hits -- including a double - an RBI and a run scored versus Boston College (April 12) ... totaled an RBI, run scored and hit by pitch in final game of season at Toledo (April 16) ... named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... earned a monogram.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Started all 58 games at shortstop during first season with the Irish ... joined senior second baseman Frank DeSico as the only Notre Dame players to start every game in the field in 2013 ... fielded at a .949 rate in first campaign (78 PO, 181 A, 14 E) ... batted .246 with nine doubles, two triples, 20 RBI and 20 runs scored ... posted a .282 clip with nine RBI and 11 runs scored in 24 BIG EAST starts ... season-high seven-game hitting streak was the fifth-most among Notre Dame hitters on the year ... reached on errors nine times and on fielder's choice plays six times ... fourth on the team with nine RBI ... went a perfect 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in Irish debut against Florida Gulf Coast (Feb. 16) ... 2-for-5 with an RBI against Tennessee (March 1) ... drove in a pair of runs and added his first career triple versus No. 10 Oklahoma (March 10) ... chipped in a double and added a run at Cal Poly (March 15) ... contributed two hits and two RBI in the series finale at Cal Poly (March 16) ... went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored against Villanova (April 6) ... ripped three base hits with two RBI and scored two runs against Connecticut (April 28) ... finished a home run shy of the cycle at St. John's (May 12), going 4-for-5 with a career-high three RBI and a pair of runs at St. John's (May 12) ... earned a monogram.
HIGH SCHOOL & PERSONAL: Graduated from Pendleton High School (Oregon) in the spring of 2012 ... Two-time all-state and three-time all-conference selection ... was a second team all-state selection as a junior ... senior year was named to both the ESPN all-state baseball team and the Perfect Game West Region All-American Team ... named the 2011 Baseball Northwest Tournament MVP as a junior ... selected to the 2011 Kansas City Royals Area Code Baseball Team ... helped Pendleton High School to three league championships ... earned three letters in baseball and also played two years of basketball ... was an AP scholar and was on High Honor Roll ... participated in the National Honor Society ... full name is Lane Reyburn Richards ... born in Pendleton, Oregon ... son of Steven and Kim Richards ... has two younger sisters, Ellie and Lauren ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and is majoring in finance.