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Irish Blast Off In The Sixth, Score Comeback Win Over Cal Poly
Laura Winter struck out nine Cal Poly batters for her first win of 2013 in Saturday's first game
 
Laura Winter struck out nine Cal Poly batters for her first win of 2013 in Saturday's first game

Feb. 16, 2013

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The University of Notre Dame softball team overcame a two-run deficit in the bottom of the sixth inning, and a Lauren Stuhr two-run home run to opposite field in the frame powered the Irish to a 4-3 win over Cal Poly Saturday at the Campbell/Cartier Classic at the San Diego State Softball Stadium.

Pitcher Laura Winter broke through for her own cause in the bottom of the sixth, slashing a one-out double down the left field line to score Kelsey Thornton and bring the Irish (4-3) within one run at 2-1. Amy Buntin sent a fly ball out to Cal Poly’s Lauren Moreno in center field for the inning’s second out, and pinch runner Cassidy Whidden slid under the tag of catcher Mariah Cochiolo to square the game at 2-all. Cal Poly pitcher Nicole Innamorato (0-1) ran the count full against Stuhr with two away, and the Notre Dame outfielder answered with her first home run of the year, sending a blast over the right field fence to cap the four-run Irish inning.

The Mustangs (1-8) did not go away in the top of the seventh, scoring a run on a Jillian Andersen single (4-3). Winter forced Kim Westlund to ground out to Carly Piccinich at second base to end the game.

Winter (1-3) went the distance in the circle, allowing three earned runs and striking out nine Cal Poly hitters on 143 pitches.

Thornton led the Notre Dame offense with a 2-for-2 day, while Winter and Buntin each added an RBI in the victory.

Winter cruised through her third frame in the circle in the top half of the third inning, striking out Westlund looking to hang a zero on the scoreboard for the Mustangs.

Cal Poly broke through in the top of the fourth inning after Betsy Colburn rocked an 0-2 pitch to the gap in left center, scoring Celina Lafrades and giving the Mustangs a 1-0 lead. Winter got Moreno swinging on an off speed pitch with two away to get the Irish out of the stanza.

The Irish warmed up the bats in the bottom of the fourth, as Thornton and Katey Haus picked up back-to-back singles off Innamorato with one out. Reliever Jordan Yates forced Winter to foul out to third base, but Buntin worked a four-pitch walk to load the bases for Stuhr. Stuhr gave a 2-1 pitch a ride to center, but Moreno camped under the ball to force the third and final out.

Cochiolo drove a 1-1 pitch deep and out over the left field wall in the top of the sixth inning, pushing the Cal Poly lead to two runs (2-0).

Notre Dame returns to the field at 6 p.m. (PT) against San Diego State for its second game of the day at the Campbell/Cartier Classic.

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February 12
W, 2-1 (8)
Utah
Tempe, Ariz. (TSC Field 4)
RECAP
February 12
L, 10-7
Kentucky
Tempe, Ariz. (TSC Field 4)
RECAP
February 13
W, 4-2 (8)
BYU
Tempe, Ariz. (TSC Field 4)
RECAP
February 13
L, 8-7
California
Tempe, Ariz. (TSC Field 4)
RECAP
February 14
W, 10-4
Georgia State
Tempe, Ariz. (Farrington Stadium)
RECAP
February 19
4:00 PM
Utah Valley
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 19
8:30 PM
Washington
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 20
1:00 PM
Cal Poly
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 20
6:00 PM
UCLA
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 21
12:00 PM
George Washington
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 26
1:15 PM
East Carolina
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
February 26
3:30 PM
UCF
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
February 27
1:15 PM
North Florida
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
February 27
3:30 PM
Bryant University
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
February 28
10:00 AM
Penn State
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
March 5
1:15 PM
Stony Brook
Fort Myers, Fla. (FGCU Softball Complex)
March 5
6:00 PM
Florida Gulf Coast
Fort Myers, Fla. (FGCU Softball Complex)
March 6
10:00 AM
Stony Brook
Fort Myers, Fla. (FGCU Softball Complex)
March 6
12:15 PM
Ball State
Fort Myers, Fla. (FGCU Softball Complex)
March 9
5:00 PM
Florida International
Miami, Fla. (Felsberg Field at FIU Stadium)
March 9
7:00 PM
Florida International
Miami, Fla. (Felsberg Field at FIU Stadium)
March 12
1:00 PM
Virginia
Charlottesville, Va. (The Park)
March 12
3:00 PM
Virginia
Charlottesville, Va. (The Park)
March 13
12:00 PM
Virginia
Charlottesville, Va. (The Park)
March 17
5:00 PM
Bowling Green
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
March 22
5:00 PM
Eastern Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
March 23
5:00 PM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
March 25
2:00 PM
Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. (Skytop Softball Stadium)
March 25
4:00 PM
Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. (Skytop Softball Stadium)
March 26
12:00 PM
Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y. (Skytop Softball Stadium)
March 30
5:00 PM
IPFW
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 2
1:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 2
3:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 3
12:00 PM
Florida State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 5
5:00 PM
IUPUI
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 7
5:00 PM
DePaul
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 9
1:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 9
3:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 10
12:00 PM
Pittsburgh
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 16
12:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Tech Softball Park)
April 16
2:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Tech Softball Park)
April 17
1:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Tech Softball Park)
April 19
6:00 PM
Western Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 20
6:00 PM
Valparaiso
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 24
3:30 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Anderson Family Field)
April 24
5:30 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Anderson Family Field)
April 25
7:00 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Anderson Family Field)
April 27
6:00 PM
Butler
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 30
1:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 30
3:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 1
12:00 PM
Louisville
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 7
1:00 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 7
3:00 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 8
12:00 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 12
TBA
ACC Championship Quarterfinals
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Softball Stadium)
May 13
TBA
ACC Championship Semifinals
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Softball Stadium)
May 14
TBA
ACC Championship Final
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Softball Stadium)
May 20
TBA
NCAA Regionals
Campus Sites
May 21
TBA
NCAA Regionals
Campus Sites
May 22
TBA
NCAA Regionals
Campus Sites
May 26
TBA
NCAA Super Regionals
Campus Sites
May 27
TBA
NCAA Super Regionals
Campus Sites
May 28
TBA
NCAA Super Regionals
Campus Sites
May 29
TBA
NCAA Super Regionals
Campus Sites
June 2
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 3
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 4
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 5
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 6
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 7
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 8
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)

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