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
Game 1 - Thursday, Oct. 12 at 4:30 p.m.
Game 2/3 - Friday, Oct. 13 at 5:30 p.m. (DH)
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
GOLD 2 Jack Flaherty Fr. INF R/R 6-0 175 Orlando, FL/Dr. Phillips 4 Lane Richards Fr. INF R/R 5-11 175 Pendleton, OR/Pendleton 6 Kevin DeFilippis So. INF R/R 6-0 170 Homer Glen, IL/Providence Catholic 7 Eric Jagielo Jr. INF L/R 6-3 215 Downers Grove, IL/Downers Grove North 8 Blaise Lezynski So. INF/OF L/R 6-0 200 Newtown, PA/Notre Dame H.S. (NJ) 10 Conor Biggio So. OF L/R 5-9 150 Houston, TX/St. Thomas 13 Mac Hudgins So. OF B/R 6-0 185 Richmond, VA/Douglas Freeman 16 Zak Kutsulis Fr. LHP/OF L/L 6-1 185 Homer Glen, IL/Providence Catholic 17 Cristian Torres So. RHP R/R 6-6 205 Rancho Palos Verdes, CA/Palos Verdes Peninsula 19 Ryan Bull So. OF B/R 6-2 210 Eden Prairie, MN/Eden Prairie 20 Charlie Markson (C) Sr. OF R/R 6-2 200 Whitefish Bay, WI/Whitefish Bay 22 Ricky Sanchez Fr. C R/R 6-0 200 Miami, FL/Flanagan 27 Breck Ashdown Sr. RHP L/R 6-5 215 Tucson, AZ/Catalina Foothills 31 Scott Kerrigan So. RHP R/R 6-7 215 Saugus, CA/Saugus 32 Connor Hale Fr. RHP R/R 6-4 170 Carmel, IN/Brebeuf Jesuit 37 Kyle Rubbinaccio So. RHP R/R 6-3 210 Manalpan, NJ/Manalpan 40 Dan Slania Jr. RHP R/R 6-5 275 Tucson, AZ/Salpointe Catholic 51 Donnie Hissa Jr. RHP R/R 6-7 245 Iron River, WI/Maple Northwestern