May 16, 2011
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -
Notre Dame senior RHP Brian Dupra was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Monday. Dupra earned the nomination earlier this season on Feb. 28.
In his final appearance at Frank Eck Stadium, Dupra struck out nine over 7.0 scoreless innings to lead Notre Dame to an 8-0 shutout of USF. He improved to 3-5 on the year with another top-notch outing. The senior co-captain limited USF to six hits and only one extra-base hit. Dupra collected his 10th quality start of the season.
Dupra did allow one-out base hits in each of the second, third and fourth innings, but evaded any damage with over-powering stuff. He collected six strikeouts over the first four frames. Dupra actually got a strikeout to end four of the first six innings for the Bulls.
Dupra has now allowed two earned runs or less in nine of his 13 starts. In fact, Dupra has allowed no earned runs in five separate outings in 2011. Dupra, who lowered his ERA to a miniscule 2.37 this season, is now just one start shy of becoming the fifth pitcher in Notre Dame history to record 50 career starts. He also moved into sole possession of seventh place on the Irish all-time innings pitched list with 302.0. Dupra is one of seven pitchers in school history to amass 300.0 career innings.
Three other Irish players have been named to the weekly honor roll, including freshman 1B Trey Mancini (Feb. 21, April 11 and May 9), senior RHP Cole Johnson (March 28, May 9) and freshman RHP Sean Fitzgerald (April 4).
Notre Dame plays host to Michigan State at 5:35 p.m. on Tuesday at Frank Eck Stadium. The game can be heard in South Bend on WHME / Harvest 103.1 FM and around the world at UND.com.
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