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    April 9, 2013

    
    

    AT A GLANCE
    Series History
    Notre Dame
    (19-10)
    VS

    Frank Eck Stadium
    Notre Dame, Ind.
    Michigan
    (16-14)
    All-Time: UM, 84-45
    In South Bend: UM, 35-30
    Last Three Games:
    5/4/2011 H L 3 5
    3/10/2012 N W 2 0
    3/11/2012 N L 5 6
    Tuesday, April 9
    5:35 p.m.
    Notes
    ND - David Hearne (0-1, 4.40 ERA)
    UM - James Bourque (2-4, 5.13 ERA)
    N/A

    BIG EASTOVERALL
    Team W L T Pct. W L T Pct. Last 10 Streak
    Louisville 7 2 0 .778 25 6 0 .806 7-3 W3
    USF 7 2 0 .778 18 14 0 .563 7-3 W4
    Rutgers 6 3 0 .667 14 14 0 .500 7-3 L1
    Connecticut 5 4 0 .556 18 12 0 .600 5-5 W2
    Seton Hall 5 4 0 .556 15 14 0 .517 7-3 W1
    Pittsburgh 3 3 0 .500 20 9 0 .690 7-3 L3
    Georgetown 3 3 0 .500 18 11 0 621 5-5 W1
    Notre Dame 4 5 0 .444 19 10 0 .655 6-4 L1
    St. John's 3 6 0 .333 13 18 0 .419 6-4 L2
    Villanova 1 5 0 .167 9 21 0 .300 4-6 W1
    Cincinnati 1 8 0 .111 11 18 0 .379 4-6 L3
    At the Plate
    Notre Dame
    Michigan
    .268
    Avg
    .282
    133
    Runs
    159
    262
    Hits
    275
    15
    HR
    6
    122
    RBI
    129
    .373
    Slug
    .365
    29/42
    SB/A
    63/77
    100
    BB
    110
    .349
    OBP
    .369
    On the Mound
    Notre Dame
    Michigan
    3.22
    ERA
    3.25
    3.96
    Opp. ERA
    4.38
    10
    Saves
    9
    78
    BB
    119
    180
    Ks
    198
    .241
    BAA
    .271
    .974
    Fld Pct
    .964
    30
    E
    40

    NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Notre Dame returns to action with rival Michigan at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday at Frank Eck Stadium. The game can be heard on WHME 103.1 FM and UND.com. A free live stream is also available at UND.com.

    AROUND THE HORN -- Michigan owns an 84-45 series edge over Notre Dame, including a 35-30 mark against the Irish in South Bend. The Wolverines are 4-2 in six all-time meetings at Frank Eck Stadium. Notre Dame has dropped nine of its last 11 meetings with Michigan. The two rivals split two meetings last season at LSU (2-0, 5-6).

  • Notre Dame is ranked among the top 25 in all five major polls. Notre Dame is ranked No. 16 by Collegiate Baseball, No. 18 by Baseball America, No. 20 by Perfect Game, No. 24 by NCBWA and No. 24 by the USA Today Coaches.
  • Notre Dame has already played nine games against top-25 opponents (No. 25 Virginia Tech, No. 7 UCLA, No. 10 Oklahoma and three games at No. 20 Cal Poly and at No. 10 Louisville). The Irish have captured four of those nine meetings.
  • Notre Dame has four of the BIG EAST's five non-conference wins over top-25 foes in `13.
  • Notre Dame has already played 15 games decided by one run and sports a 10-5 record.
  • The nip-and-tuck battles are nothing new to Notre Dame. The Irish played 18 games decided by one run in 2012. Notre Dame went 11-7 in those outings. In fact, the Irish played in 20 such games in 2011 as well (going 10-10).
  • In all, Notre Dame has played in 53 different one-run contests since third-year head coach Mik Aoki arrived on campus. That's 53 of 140 games or 37.9 percent of Aoki's tenure in an Irish uniform. Notre Dame is 31-22 in one-run games under Aoki.
  • Over the last three seasons, 72 of Notre Dame's 140 games (51.4 percent) have been decided by two runs or less.
  • Junior 1B Trey Mancini was named BIG EAST Baseball Player of the Week on Apr. 8. He went 7-for-19 (.368) over a 4-1 week for the Fighting Irish. Mancini had 10 RBI, including six in an 11-8 win over Villanova on Apr. 8. Mancini hit a grand slam home run in the bottom of the sixth to clinch the victory.
  • Junior 3B Eric Jagielo leads the BIG EAST in batting average (.398), slugging percentage (.684), on-base percentage (.523) and total bases (67). He also ranks second in home runs (seven) and tied for sixth in RBI (27).
  • Senior RHP Adam Norton leads the BIG EAST in wins (seven) and fewest walks (eight). He also ranks fourth in ERA (1.72), third in innings pitched (57.2), seventh in runs allowed (14) and eighth in earned runs allowed (11).
  • Notre Dame led the BIG EAST in both fewest walks per nine innings (2.81) and strikeout-to-walk ratio (2.61) in 2012. Both totals ranked fourth in single-season school history. The Irish also led the league in fewest walks per nine innings in 2011.
  • Notre Dame was off to a similar start in both categories in 2013 before this past weekend's series with Villanova. The Irish led the BIG EAST in fewest walks per nine innings (2.35) and ranked ninth in the NCAA, but Notre Dame issued 19 free passes in the three-game series with the Wildcats.
  • Notre Dame walked only 59 batters over its first 26 games and just 24 over its last 11 games entering the series.

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