Senior Ricky Sanchez continued his blazing hot start to 2016 with a single to beat the Bulldogs.
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.
The junior RHP confused Santa Clara all night in allowing just two hits and no runs.
An experienced, deep and versatile pitching staff will take the mound for the Irish in 2016.
Games are slated for 4:30 p.m. (ET) Friday with a doubleheader set to begin at 11 a.m. (ET) Sunday.
Notre Dame opened the 2016 season with a 5-0 victory over Santa Clara at Stephen Schott Stadium.
The Irish opened NCAA Champaign Regional play in fine fashion Friday, May 29, 2015 with a 13-7 win over Wright State.
The Irish play their first series on the new FieldTurf at Frank Eck Stadium as Clemson comes calling May 9-11.
HONORS & AWARDS: One-Time Monogram Winner (2015) … ACC Academic Honor Roll (2014).
JUNIOR SEASON (2016): Participating in the Rosenthal Leadership Academy.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015): Had sensational sophomore year as a versatile pitcher that earned five starts but also came out of the bullpen 17 times … led the Irish in strikeouts (63) despite pitching in 23.1 less innings than the next closest pitcher in terms of strikeouts … finished with a 4-4 record and 3.17 ERA … earned one save and helped finish off one shut out … opponents batted .235 against him … batters hit just .177 (25-141) with the bases empty and .210 (17-81) with two outs … right-handed hitters batted .219 (39-178) against the lefty … had outstanding weekend at the Irish Alamo Invitational to kick off season ... opened weekend with two strong innings against Incarnate Word (Feb. 19) ... allowed two hits and no runs in two innings of work while striking out two batters ... replaced starter Brandon Bielak in the fourth inning against Northwestern with the Irish and Wildcats tied at three ... proceeded to hurl six shutout innings to earn the win and help lead the Irish to a 7-3 victory ... gave up three hits and hit two batters while striking out three ... threw three no-hit innings in earning second win in relief of season against Belmont (Feb. 27) ... walked four and hit a batter, but struck out a career-high six Bruin batters in 65 pitches ... pitched a scoreless 1.2 innings against Western Michigan (March 25) ... struck out five and allowed just one walk in 2.1 no-hit innings in game two of a doubleheader at Pitt (April 4) ... also pitched game one, going 2.0 innings and allowing a run while striking out three ... started first game of career versus Valparaiso (April 8), picking up the win after hurling five shutout innings ... allowed just three hits and struck out three ... earned the first save of his career after striking out two batters with runners on first and second and the Irish up one run in the top of the ninth inning to close the door on a three-game sweep of No. 7 Florida State (April 12) ... threw six shutout innings against Toledo (April 15) in second career start before running into trouble in the seventh inning ... suffered loss despite notching a quality start ... gave up three runs, 10 hits and no walks while striking out a career-high seven batters ... tallied second consecutive quality start with 6.1 solid innings against Indiana in Indianapolis to earn no-decision ... allowed three runs (1 ER) and three hits while striking out four and walking none before exiting game with the lead ... suffered loss at Wake Forest (April 26) after giving up a run, four hits and three walks while striking out six batters over 4.1 innings of work ... pitched an outstanding 2.1 shutout innings in relief against No. 20 North Carolina (May 9), allowing two hits with no walks while striking out four batters ... turned in brilliant outing against NC State (May 21) at the ACC Tournament ... allowed only one hit while striking out six over 3.2 shutout innings ... threw just seven balls over 41 pitches during outing ... earned a monogram.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2014): Made five appearances out of the Irish bullpen in first season, pitching five innings … went 0-0 with a 3.60 ERA … held left-handed hitters to a .111 batting average … batters were 1-for-11 (.091) with runners on base … threw two scoreless innings of relief in first career appearance at No. 24 Florida Atlantic (Feb. 15), striking out three batters … made ACC debut against No. 6 NC State (March 9), going 0.2 innings and allowing one run … went back-to-back appearances without allowing a run against Wake Forest (March 30) and Northeastern (April 26) … named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL & PERSONAL: Graduated from Reading Memorial High School in Reading, Massachusetts in the spring of 2013 ... earned four letters each in baseball and golf ... ranked the No. 3 LHP and the No. 13 overall high school prospect out of in Massachusetts in 2013 by Perfect Game ... named second team all-region for the Northeast Region by Rawlings in 2013 ... selected underclass honorable mention All-American by Perfect Game in 2012 ... hurled a no-hitter against Arlington (MA) ... won eight games and recorded two saves as a senior to earn league MVP honors ... had a minuscule 0.52 ERA with 97 strikeouts ... had seven wins and four saves as a junior by recording a 0.72 ERA with 120 strikeouts to earn league all-star accolades ... picked up seven wins and a save while posting a 1.21 ERA with 107 K's to earn league all-star honors as a sophomore ... opened career with seven wins while posting a 1.63 ERA with 86 strikeouts as a freshman to earn league all-star honors ... selected to the all-scholastic team as a junior and senior ... full name is Scott Richard Tully Jr. ... born in Winchester, Massachusetts to Scott and Sheila Tully ... has two brothers, Troy and Cole, and one younger sister, Grace ... father, Scott, played football at Yale ... uncle, Mark, played football at Dartmouth ... uncle, Rob, played hockey at Army ... cousin, Brian, played football at Dartmouth and cousin, Chris, played football at Brown ... cousin Melissa, played basketball at Williams College ... went to same high school and played for same coach as Irish assistant Jesse Woods ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business (finance) and in the College of Arts & Letters (political science).