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Irish Look To Get Back To Winning Ways This Weekend With Cincinnati

 

April 13, 2012

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The Matchup
Notre Dame (17-15, 4-5 BIG EAST) vs. Cincinnati (11-21, 1-8 BIG EAST)
Notre Dame, Ind.
Jake Kline Field
Frank Eck Stadium

Probable Pitchers
Friday, Game-1 (5:35 p.m. ET)
RHP Will Hudgins (3-1, 1.33 ERA) vs. RHP Andrew Strenge (1-1, 2.70 ERA)

Saturday, Game-2 (2:05 p.m. ET)
RHP Adam Norton (3-2, 3.65 ERA) vs. LHP Zach Morris (2-2, 2.76 ERA)

Sunday, Game-3 (1:05 p.m. ET)
RHP Pat Connaughton (1-2, 4.00 ERA) vs. TBA

Live Game Coverage
Live Video: UND.com
Live Audio: WHME 103.1 FM (Chuck Freeby, pbp); UND.com
Live Stats: UND.com

IN THE BATTERS BOX - Notre Dame returns to action this weekend at Frank Eck Stadium for a three-game series with BIG EAST rival Cincinnati. First pitch for the series opener on Friday is scheduled for 5:35 p.m., while Saturday and Sunday's games will begin at 2:05 p.m. and 1:05 p.m., respectively. All three games can be heard locally on WHME 103.1 FM. The entire series will also be streamed live on UND.com.

  • Tickets for all Irish home contests this season are available through the Notre Dame Athletics Ticket Office (574.631.7356), on-line at the official Notre Dame athletics web site (UND.com/tickets), and at the Frank Eck Stadium ticket windows on game day.

THIS WEEKEND'S STORY LINES - Notre Dame will look to regain the form that saw the Irish open 16-8 overall and 4-0 in the BIG EAST, including a victory at LSU and series-opening win at league-leading USF. The Irish have dropped five straight games and eight of their last 10. Notre Dame had won eight of its 10 games entering the recent skid.

 Last 10 Games (2-8)Previous 10 Games (8-2)
Runs4261
Runs/Game4.26.1
Doubles1220
Doubles/Game1.22.0
Slugging %.334.398
On-Base %.321.394
Batting Average.242.290
Errors1910
Fielding Percentage.954.974
SO/BB2.353.21
BB/Game3.42.4
SO/Game8.07.7
WHIP1.431.19
ERA4.482.30
  • Notre Dame leads the all-time series with Cincinnati 23-15 (.605). The Irish have won three of their last four meetings with the Bearcats, including taking two of three from Cincinnati in its last trip to Frank Eck Stadium in 2010. Notre Dame and the Bearcats did not play in 2011. The Irish own an all-time record of 14-4 (.778) against Cincinnati in South Bend. Notre Dame has split its six meetings with the Bearcats at home since Cincinnati joined the conference.
     

     

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