Baseball

@NDBaseball
Irish Upend Mississippi Valley State, 8-3
Junior Todd Miller picked up his first save of 2010.
 
Junior Todd Miller picked up his first save of 2010.

Feb. 20, 2010

Box Score

GREENVILLE, Miss. - Notre Dame senior RHP Billy Boockford (Glen Elyn, Ill.) picked up his first career victory and senior 1B Casey Martin (Chesterton, Ind.) added two hits, including a solo home run for the second consecutive day, to lead the Irish past Mississippi Valley State, 8-3, in college baseball action from Legion Field Saturday afternoon. An energetic crowd of 1,875 watched Notre Dame improve to 2-0 on the season.

Boockford, who entered today's contest with just one previous pitching appearance, tossed 1.2 scoreless and hitless innings of relief. The right-handed hurler walked a batter and recorded a strikeout.

Junior Todd Miller (Franklin, Tenn.) picked up the save. Miller, who tied for the team-lead in saves last season with five, worked 2.0 scoreless innings of relief. He surrendered three hits and one walk, but also struck out one.

Martin and junior Cameron McConnell (Bannockburn, Ill.) were the only two Irish players with more than one hit, but seven of the nine starters registered a base hit. It marked the second consecutive day with seven of the nine starting players recorded a hit.

Notre Dame grabbed an early 2-0 lead with single runs in the first and second inning. Senior 2B Ryne Intlekofer (Moorpark, Calif.) opened the game with a double and came around to score on senior OF David Mills' (Battle Creek, Mich.) RBI single. Junior 3B Greg Sherry (Mendham, N.J.) added an RBI single in the second to score McConnell, who reached with a one-out single.

After the Delta Devils cut the Irish lead in half, 2-1, Notre Dame pushed the lead to 4-1 with a pair of runs in the top of the fifth inning. Junior David Casey (Whitefish Bay, Wisc.) drew a two-out walk and raced home on junior Mick Doyle's (LaGrange Park, Ill.) RBI double. Doyle would eventually score on a Mississippi Valley State error to make it 4-1.

 

 

The Delta Devils did draw within a run, 4-3, following a two-run single from Jerry Hildreth, but the Irish bullpen kept the lead intact.

In addition to Boockford and Miller's scoreless efforts, sophomore Ryan Richter (South Bend, Ind.) and sophomore Joe Spano (Verona, N.J.) combined for a scoreless inning of relief.

In all, the Notre Dame bullpen worked 4.2 scoreless innings of relief.

Junior Brian Dupra (Rochester, N.Y.) allowed one run on two hits and appeared on cruise control before running into trouble in the fifth inning.

Dupra allowed three earned runs on four hits in 4.1 innings of work. He struck out three and walked one.

Notre Dame and Mississippi Valley State conclude its three-game series on Sunday afternoon at Legion Field. First-pitch for the game is scheduled for 11:30 p.m. CT.

-- ND --

Event Calendar

Delta

April 22
L, 12-6
#7 Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (Dick Howser Stadium)
RECAP

ESPN3
WHME 103.1 FM
WatchND
ESPN3
Live Stats
April 23
L, 7-6 (12)
#7 Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (Dick Howser Stadium)
RECAP

ESPN3
WHME 103.1 FM
WatchND
ESPN3
Live Stats
April 24
L, 11-6
#7 Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (Dick Howser Stadium)
RECAP

ESPN3
WatchND
ESPN3
Live Stats
April 26
W, 5-0
Indiana
Indianapolis, Ind. (Victory Field)
RECAP

HTSN
WHME 103.1 FM
WatchND
April 27
L, 8-0
Eastern Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Frank Eck Stadium)
RECAP

WatchND
WHME 103.1 FM
WatchND
April 29
W, 2-1
Ohio
Notre Dame, Ind. (Frank Eck Stadium)
RECAP

WatchND
WHME 103.1 FM
WatchND
April 30
12:05 PM
Ohio
Notre Dame, Ind. (Frank Eck Stadium)

WatchND
WHME 103.1 FM
WatchND
May 1
1:05 PM
Ohio
Notre Dame, Ind. (Frank Eck Stadium)

WatchND
WHME 103.1 FM
WatchND
May 6
7:05 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind. (Frank Eck Stadium)

WatchND
WHME 103.1 FM
May 7
4:05 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind. (Frank Eck Stadium)

WatchND
WHME 103.1 FM
May 8
1:05 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind. (Frank Eck Stadium)

WatchND
WHME 103.1 FM
May 10
6:05 PM
LSU
Notre Dame, Ind. (Frank Eck Stadium)

ESPN3
WHME 103.1 FM
May 11
6:05 PM
LSU
Notre Dame, Ind. (Frank Eck Stadium)

ESPN3
WHME 103.1 FM
May 13
7:00 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Boshamer Stadium)

ESPN3
WHME 103.1 FM
May 14
6:00 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Boshamer Stadium)

ESPN3
WHME 103.1 FM
May 16
7:00 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Boshamer Stadium)

ESPNU
WHME 103.1 FM
May 19
6:05 PM
Clemson
Notre Dame, Ind. (Frank Eck Stadium)

WatchND
WHME 103.1 FM
May 20
6:05 PM
Clemson
Notre Dame, Ind. (Frank Eck Stadium)

WatchND
WHME 103.1 FM
May 21
1:05 PM
Clemson
Notre Dame, Ind. (Frank Eck Stadium)

WatchND
WHME 103.1 FM
May 24
TBA
ACC Tournament
Durham, N.C. (Durham Bulls Athletic Park)

ESPN3/RSN
WHME 103.1 FM
May 25
TBA
ACC Tournament
Durham, N.C. (Durham Bulls Athletic Park)

ESPN3/RSN
WHME 103.1 FM
May 26
TBA
ACC Tournament
Durham, N.C. (Durham Bulls Athletic Park)

ESPN3/RSN
WHME 103.1 FM
May 27
TBA
ACC Tournament
Durham, N.C. (Durham Bulls Athletic Park)

ESPN3/RSN
WHME 103.1 FM
May 28
TBA
ACC Tournament
Durham, N.C. (Durham Bulls Athletic Park)

ESPN3/RSN
WHME 103.1 FM
May 29
TBA
ACC Tournament
Durham, N.C. (Durham Bulls Athletic Park)

ESPN2
WHME 103.1 FM
June 3
TBA
NCAA Regionals
TBD
June 4
TBA
NCAA Regionals
TBD
June 5
TBA
NCAA Regionals
TBD
June 6
TBA
NCAA Regionals
TBD
June 10
TBA
NCAA Super Regionals
TBD
June 11
TBA
NCAA Super Regionals
TBD
June 12
TBA
NCAA Super Regionals
TBD
June 13
TBA
NCAA Super Regionals
TBD
June 18
TBA
College World Series
Omaha, Neb. (TD Ameritrade Park Omaha)
June 19
TBA
College World Series
Omaha, Neb. (TD Ameritrade Park Omaha)
June 20
TBA
College World Series
Omaha, Neb. (TD Ameritrade Park Omaha)
June 21
TBA
College World Series
Omaha, Neb. (TD Ameritrade Park Omaha)
June 22
TBA
College World Series
Omaha, Neb. (TD Ameritrade Park Omaha)
June 23
TBA
College World Series
Omaha, Neb. (TD Ameritrade Park Omaha)
June 24
TBA
College World Series
Omaha, Neb. (TD Ameritrade Park Omaha)
June 25
TBA
College World Series
Omaha, Neb. (TD Ameritrade Park Omaha)
June 26
TBA
College World Series
Omaha, Neb. (TD Ameritrade Park Omaha)
June 27
TBA
College World Series
Omaha, Neb. (TD Ameritrade Park Omaha)
June 28
TBA
College World Series
Omaha, Neb. (TD Ameritrade Park Omaha)
June 29
TBA
College World Series
Omaha, Neb. (TD Ameritrade Park Omaha)

Shop Now

Medifast

Auctions

Official ND Online Auctions // Bid Now »

Gear Store

Get your Official ND Gear // Shop Now »

Photo Galleries

Canon

St. Joseph Health System Medifast Delta Canon Visit South Bend Mishawaka