March 12, 2018
By Megan Golden
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- After playing three games in a 25-hour time span, the University of Notre Dame baseball team ventures west to face St. Joseph’s (Pa.) for two midweek games in the Snowbird Classic. The Irish (7-6) and the Hawks (4-7) will square off at 3 p.m. ET on Tuesday and again at 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday at North Charlotte Regional Park.
Following its first weekend of Atlantic Coast Conference play, Notre Dame enters a stretch in which it will compete twice during the week between each ACC weekend series. The Irish, who most recently showed their resiliency in a comeback win at Miami, will have the chance to showcase their depth during the week.
WHAT: Notre Dame vs. St. Joseph’s (Pa.)
WHEN: Tuesday, March 13 at 3 p.m. ET
Wednesday, March 14 at 10 a.m. ET
WHERE: North Charlotte Regional Park (Port Charlotte, Florida)
RADIO: 103.1 FM (South Bend)/WatchND.
Notre Dame’s contests against St. Joseph’s mark games 14-15 of a stretch of 19 consecutive games away from Frank Eck Stadium. Of those 19, 10 of them are true road contests.
Brown Takes the Mound
The Irish will throw left-hander Cameron Brown on Tuesday against the Hawks. Brown, who has made six relief appearances this season, will make his first career start for Notre Dame.
In his career, Brown owns a 5.74 ERA over 21 appearances out of the bullpen.
- Notre Dame and St. Joseph’s will face each other for the first time in program history.
- Notre Dame is 4-3 in neutral site matchups in 2018.
- Nick Podkul has reached base safely in 19 straight games, dating back to 2017. The second baseman has hit .408 (29-71) with seven doubles, two triples, one home run and 19 RBI during that span.
- David LaManna has reached base safely in 12 of 13 career games.
Megan Golden, athletics communications assistant director at the University of Notre Dame, has been part of the Fighting Irish athletics communications team since August of 2016. In her role, she coordinates all media efforts for the Notre Dame baseball and women's soccer programs. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Golden is a 2014 graduate of Saint Mary's College and former Irish women’s basketball manager. Prior to arriving at Notre Dame, she worked in public relations with the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox.