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.
Sophomore Jake Shepski hit a clutch, two-run homer in the ninth inning to send the game to extras.
Notre Dame trimmed margin to 7-5 before FSU scored five runs in eighth inning.
The Irish scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth to claim their third walk-off win in the last four games.
Notre Dame wrapped up a three-game set at Santa Clara Sunday afternoon.
The Irish closed out their first ACC series in 2015 with a Sunday March 8 showdown with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. GT won 4-1 to win the series, 2-1.
@NDBaseball opened the 2015 season in style with a 7-6 win over SIU-Edwardsville Feb. 13, 2015 in Norman, Oklahoma. Thanks to John Williamson for the photos.
The Irish invaded Miami for a meeting with the No. 11 Hurricanes. ND picked up its 1st ACC road win & 1st ranked ACC win.
HONORS & AWARDS: Two-Time Monogram Winner (2013, 2015) … ACC Academic Honor Roll (2014, 2015).
JUNIOR SEASON (2015): Played in 29 games with nine starts … recorded 10 hits, three doubles, two triples, one homer, 10 RBI, 20 total bases, five walks and two runs scored on year … hit .333 (6-18) with two outs … had three RBI with a runner on third and less than two outs and six two-out RBI … earned a walk versus Incarnate Word (Feb. 19) ... started in the outfield and moved to catcher in the later innings against Akron (Feb. 28) ... cracked first two hits of the year, with one being a double ... totaled a sac fly RBI at Georgia Tech (March 7) ... had key RBI sac bunt that scored game-winning run at Savannah State (March 11) ... recorded a clutch two-RBI, pinch-hit double at Clemson (March 15) ... cracked a key two-RBI double to go along with a walk against No. 8 Louisville in 18-inning game (March 21) ... bashed an RBI triple to go along with a sacrifice bunt versus Western Michigan (March 25) ... had a single, RBI and walk as a pinch hitter/designated hitter versus No. 7 Florida State (April 10) ... earned a walk against NC State (April 18) ... started in series finale at Boston College (May 15) and went 2-for-5 with first career homer ... started in the outfield in ACC Tournament game against NC State (May 21) … named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll … earned a monogram.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014): Played in 15 games and made nine starts between first base, the outfield and designated hitter … hit .242 with one double, two triples and four RBI … hit .267 (4-for-15) vs. righties and was a perfect 1-for-1 with the bases loaded … made season debut at Appalachian State (March 11) going 1-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored … earned first hit (a triple) in ACC action vs. Virginia Tech (March 22) and tallied two RBI … went 2-for-3 a day later against the Hokies (March 23) with a run scored and two stolen bases … earned a start as the designated hitter against Northeastern (April 26) and went 2-for-3 with a run scored … notched a double and a hit by pitch against Western Michigan (April 30) … named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Played in 33 contests during first season with the Irish (11 starts) ... batted .241 with three doubles, one triple, two RBI and five runs scored ... hit at a .267 clip and scored four runs in 16 BIG EAST appearances ... logged first career base hit at Tulane (Feb. 23) ... went 3-for-5 with first career double and run scored against No. 10 Oklahoma (March 10) ... registered first career triple in a home start against Seton Hall (March 23) ... notched an RBI single in only official at-bat in the first game of a BIG EAST series against Villanova (April 5) ... reached base in two of three plate appearances, adding a stolen base and run scored in the series finale at Pittsburgh (April 14) ... ripped an RBI double and tacked on a run scored in series finale against Connecticut (April 28) ... recorded one hit in each game of a league series against USF (May 3-5) ... tallied pinch hit RBI double at Cincinnati (May 16) … earned a monogram.
HIGH SCHOOL & PERSONAL: Named all-county three times - second team as a sophomore and junior and first team as a senior ... earned a gold glove as a senior ... named 8A Academic Player of the Year in Florida ... helped Charles W. Flanagan High School to three district championships from 2010-12 ... won a region championship on the way to finishing second in the state as a junior ... team was the region runner-up as a senior ... named team MVP as a sophomore after leading team in doubles ... led county in doubles as a senior ... earned three letters in baseball ... earned the Male English Award in 2010 and the Male Bible Award in 2011 ... played club baseball for the East Cobb Astros ... in 2011 team was named CABA World Series national champions and Perfect Game national champions ... full name is Ricardo Mario Sanchez ... born in Miami, Florida ... son of Rick and Carmen Sanchez ... has a younger sister, Natalia ... dad, Rick, played baseball at St. Thomas University ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters and is majoring in American Studies.