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Irish Fall In Nightcap To San Diego State At Campbell/Cartier Classic

Notre Dame outfielder Emilee Koerner hit her team-leading third double of the season Saturday night against San Diego State

Feb. 16, 2013

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of Notre Dame softball team closed Saturday with a split record at the Campbell/Cartier Classic, falling to San Diego State 4-0 in its second game of the day at the San Diego State Softball Stadium.

The Irish threatened in the top of the second inning, kick started by Megan Sorlie laying down a bunt against Aztec starter Rebecca Arbino (5-2) with one out. Cassidy Whidden reached on a fielder's choice, moving Sorlie into scoring position at second. Arbino forced Chloe Saganowich to foul out to third baseman Kaitlin Connors before striking out Carly Piccinich for the frame's final out.

Sorlie led the Notre Dame offense with a 2-for-3 outing at the plate, while Emilee Koerner added a double for the Irish.

The Aztecs (5-4) got off to a fast start in the bottom of the third inning, as Kayla Jordan and Katie Mathis picked up one-out singles before stealing second base. With runners at second and third, Kamerin May got enough on a 1-2 offering to send it to left field, and the sacrifice fly plated Jordan to give San Diego State a 1-0 advantage. Notre Dame starter Brittany O'Donnell induced a Lorena Bauer fly out to Koerner in left to strand Mathis at third base.

Patrice Jackson sent a 1-1 pitch from O'Donnell (3-1) over the bleachers in left field to lead off the bottom of the fourth inning, upping the San Diego State lead to 2-0. After a Kristin May single, pinch runner Stefanie Polonia stole second base, advancing to third on a Notre Dame (4-4) throwing error. Irish reliever Allison Rhodes struck out Downey swinging, forced Dinner to ground out to third base and struck out Jordan to hold the Aztecs to the single run.

O'Donnell allowed two earned runs in three full innings of work, walking none and striking out two San Diego State batters.

Saganowich chipped a one-out single through the left side, Piccinich reached on a fielder's choice and Kelsey Thornton worked a full-count walk against Arbino to give the Irish offense momentum in the top of the fifth inning. The Aztec starter responded by retiring Stuhr on three straight pitches to end the frame.

Mathis laced a double to the gap in left center in the fifth, advancing to third on a Rhodes wild pitch. Kamerin May plated the run with a hard grounder to Saganowich at shortstop, and the fielder's choice extended the Aztec cushion to three runs (3-0). Rhodes jammed Jackson with a 3-2 pitch that the San Diego State hitter popped up to second base for the inning's second out. Kristin May snuck a grounder up the middle of the Irish defense to score pinch runner Victoria Kobold and up the lead to 4-0.

Rhodes surrendered a lone walk in the bottom of the sixth inning, getting out of the half inning following a Mathis foul out to third base.

Notre Dame wraps up play Sunday at 9 a.m. (PT) against No. 1 Oklahoma on the final day of the Campbell/Cartier Classic at the San Diego State Softball Stadium.

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Event Calendar

Delta

February 10
12:00 PM
Weber State
Long Beach, Calif. (LBSU Softball Complex)
February 10
2:30 PM
Long Beach State
Long Beach, Calif. (LBSU Softball Complex)
February 11
12:00 PM
South Dakota
Long Beach, Calif. (LBSU Softball Complex)
February 11
2:30 PM
San Diego State
Long Beach, Calif. (LBSU Softball Complex)
February 12
12:00 PM
UCLA
Los Angeles, Calif. (Easton Stadium)
February 17
1:30 PM
Minnesota
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
February 18
10:00 AM
Michigan
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
February 18
12:30 PM
Minnesota
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
February 19
10:00 AM
Michigan
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
February 23
6:30 PM
Texas
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 23
9:00 PM
Missouri
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 24
3:30 PM
Arizona State
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 24
6:00 PM
Georgia
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 25
1:00 PM
Oklahoma
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
March 4
12:30 PM
Purdue
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
March 4
5:00 PM
FIU
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
March 5
10:00 AM
Chattanooga
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
March 5
12:15 PM
Charlotte
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
March 11
TBA
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (Mewborn Field)
March 11
TBA
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (Mewborn Field)
March 12
TBA
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (Mewborn Field)
March 14
5:00 PM
Georgia State
Atlanta, Ga. (Heck Softball Complex)
March 15
6:00 PM
Mercer
Macon, Ga. (Sikes Field)
March 17
6:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (JoAnne Graf Field)
March 18
1:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (JoAnne Graf Field)
March 19
12:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (JoAnne Graf Field)
March 24
6:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
March 25
3:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
March 26
12:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
March 29
5:00 PM
Eastern Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 5
5:00 PM
Fort Wayne
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 7
6:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 8
3:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 9
12:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 12
6:00 PM
IUPUI
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 14
4:00 PM
NC State
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
April 14
6:00 PM
NC State
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
April 15
1:00 PM
NC State
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
April 19
6:00 PM
Western Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 21
6:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 22
3:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 23
12:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 25
5:00 PM
Northwestern
Evanston, Ill. (Drysdale Field)
April 29
1:00 PM
Arkansas
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 29
3:00 PM
Arkansas
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
April 30
12:00 PM
Arkansas
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 3
6:00 PM
Butler
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 5
6:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 6
3:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 7
12:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
May 11
TBA
ACC Championship
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Anderson Stadium)
May 12
TBA
ACC Championship
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Anderson Stadium)
May 13
TBA
ACC Championship
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Anderson Stadium)
May 19
TBA
NCAA Regionals
Campus sites
May 20
TBA
NCAA Regionals
Campus sites
May 21
TBA
NCAA Regionals
Campus sites
May 25
TBA
NCAA Super 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
June 1
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
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)

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