Oct. 11, 2012
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The Notre Dame baseball team will hold its annual Blue-Gold intrasquad series at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 and 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12 (doubleheader) at Coveleski Stadium. Each game is open to the public and free-of-charge. The normal home of the Irish - Frank Eck Stadium - is unavailable due to ongoing renovations.
Notre Dame's senior captains Charlie Markson (Whitefish Bay, Wisc.) and Frank DeSico (Cleveland, Ohio) will square off as player/managers for their respective teams. Markson will coach the Gold team while DeSico will be the Blue team's skipper.
The starting pitchers for all three games of the Blue-Gold series have been finalized.
The Gold will use junior RHP Dan Slania (Tucson, Ariz.), while the Blue will counter with senior RHP Adam Norton (Highland, Ind.) in the opener. Junior RHP Sean Fitzgerald (McLean, Va.) and sophomore RHP Pat Connaughton (Arlington, Mass.) will start the second and third game of the series for the Gold, while the Blue will send sophomore RHP Kyle Rubbinaccio (Manalpan, N.J.) and junior RHP Donnie Hissa (Iron River, Wisc.) to the mound.
The three-game intrasquad series will be played out to its completion, weather permitting, regardless of outcomes.
2012 Blue-Gold Fall World Series
BLUE 1 Adam Norton Sr. RHP/INF R/R 6-2 190 Highland, IN/Andrean 3 Trey Mancini Jr. 1B R/R 6-5 225 Winter Haven, FL/Winter Haven 5 Nick McCarty Fr. RHP R/R 6-2 190 Westfield, IN/Cathedral 11 David Hearne Fr. RHP R/R 6-4 190 Homer Glen, IL/Providence Catholic 12 Kevin Connolly Fr. OF R/R 6-1 190 Omaha, NE/Creighton Prep 14 Kyle Richardson Fr. OF R/R 6-0 190 Park Ridge, IL/Maine South 15 Jason McMurray So. INF R/R 6-1 185 West Des Moines, IA/Dowling Catholic 18 Sean Fitzgerald Jr. RHP R/R 6-3 175 McLean, VA/McLean 21 Joey Cresta Fr. RHP R/R 5-11 185 Plainfield, IL/Plainfield North 26 James Nevant Fr. OF/1B R/R 6-1 200 Asheville, NC/T.C. Roberson 28 Michael Hearne Fr. LHP L/L 5-11 180 Palos Heights, IL/Marist 30 Forrest Johnson Jr. C R/R 6-2 200 Hudson, OH/Hudson 33 Phil Mosey So. INF R/R 6-2 200 Fishers, IN/Cathedral 35 Frank DeSico (C) Sr. INF R/R 5-9 190 Cleveland, OH/St. Ignatius 36 Pat Connaughton So. RHP R/R 6-5 205 Danvers, MA/S John's Prep 42 Matt Ternowchek So. RHP R/R 6-5 195 Glenmoore, PA/Downington East