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    FIGHTING IRISH Junior RHP Dan Slania will toe the rubber in game one for the Gold.
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    Junior RHP Dan Slania will toe the rubber in game one for the Gold.
    FIGHTING IRISH

    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

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