Softball

@NDsoftball
Notre Dame Survives Scare From Southern Miss, Sweeps First Day Of Mizuno Classic

Feb. 20, 2010

Game 1: Box Score | Box Score Get Acrobat Reader
Game 2: Box Score | Box Score Get Acrobat Reader

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Leading 7-0 through three innings against Southern Mississippi, Notre Dame gave up six unanswered Golden Eagle runs but held on to defeat the host team, 7-6, Saturday night to start action at the Mizuno Classic. The Irish also defeated Louisiana Tech in the day's opening contest, 2-1, while improving to 3-4 on the season.

Jody Valdivia (2-2) earned one win while leading the Irish from the circle at the Southern Miss Softball Complex. She went the distance against Louisiana Tech, and then notched the save while gracing the rubber on two occasions against Southern Miss. The save dealt Southern Miss (6-1) its first loss of the season.

Notre Dame will wrap up the tournament Sunday (Feb. 21) against Stephen F. Austin at 10 a.m. (ET) with a second game versus Alcorn State at 12:30 p.m.

-Game 1-

Valdivia struck out 13 of the 27 batters she faced in the opener with Louisiana Tech (2-2). The righty got the complete-game win while allowing three hits and issued just one walk. Her defense helped strand six Techster runners, as Louisiana Tech's Meghan Krieg (1-1) gave up an unearned run and two hits but was hindered by three of her team's fielding errors.

The lone run of the game came in the bottom of the third. Alexa Maldonado singled to right field and stole second. Sadie Pitzenberger singled and advanced a bag as Maldonado was called out at third on the play. The first of three Techster errors came on Katie Fleury's shot back to the circle, which was good enough for Pitzenberger to plate an unearned run.

Christine Gamboa recorded the Techsters' first hit of the game, a sixth-inning single. Louisiana Tech had two on base in the seventh with one out before Valdivia sent away the next two batters.

-Game 2-

Erin Marrone had three hits and three RBI to lead the Irish over the Golden Eagles. Alexia Clay and Heather Johnson each chipped in two RBI while Johnson joined Christine Lux in the two-hit category. In fact, each of the first six batters in the Notre Dame lineup recorded at least one hit, with the Irish totaling eight in the contest.

Fleury, Marrone and Clay each doubled with Johnson tacking on her second home run of the season.

Courtney Ramos (3-1) lasted 1.2 innings for Southern Miss and was tagged by the Irish for four hits and six runs. She faced 12 batters before being pulled for Gabby Luciani, who gave up another four hits and one earned run in 5.1 frames.

The Irish scored their seven runs in the first two innings, with four coming on two hits and one error in the first. Pitzenberger reached on a fielding error to start the game and went to second on Fleury's sacrifice bunt. Pitzenberger would score on Marrone's two-RBI single up the middle. Clay's double to right-center plated the next two Irish tallies.

Fleury's double to left-center started a two-out rally in the second, highlighted by Johnson's homer to left. Lux came through with a single and scored on Marrone's double to right-center.

Southern Miss scored two in the fourth and four more with one out in the sixth, thanks largely in part to a three-RBI double from Megan Hill. Valdivia reentered the contest and blanked the Golden Eagles for the next 1.2 innings.

--ND--
 

 

Event Calendar

Delta

February 18
W, 6-4
#11/10 Michigan
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
RECAP
February 18
L, 3-2 (8)
#13 Minnesota
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
RECAP
February 19
L, 9-2
#11/10 Michigan
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
RECAP
February 23
L, 4-3
#RV Texas
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 23
L, 8-0 (5)
#20/22 Missouri
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
RECAP
February 24
L, 3-1
#21/19 Arizona State
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 24
W, 10-7
#11/12 Georgia
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
RECAP
February 25
W, 5-4
#4/5 Oklahoma
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
RECAP
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
1:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (Mewborn Field)

ACC Network Extra
March 11
3:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (Mewborn Field)

ACC Network Extra
March 12
12:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (Mewborn Field)

ACC Network Extra
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)

ACC Network Extra
March 18
1:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (JoAnne Graf Field)

ACC Network Extra
March 19
12:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (JoAnne Graf Field)

ACC Network Extra
March 22
5:00 PM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
March 24
6:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
March 25
3:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
March 26
12:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
March 29
5:00 PM
Eastern Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
April 1
12:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (Ulmer Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
April 2
2:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (Ulmer Stadium)

ESPNU
April 3
7:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (Ulmer Stadium)

ESPNU
April 5
5:00 PM
Fort Wayne
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
April 7
6:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
April 8
3:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
April 9
12:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
April 11
5:30 PM
Detroit Mercy
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
April 12
6:00 PM
IUPUI
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
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)

ACC Network Extra
April 22
1:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
April 22
3:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
April 23
12:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
April 25
5:00 PM
Northwestern
Evanston, Ill. (Drysdale Field)
April 29
1:00 PM
Arkansas
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
April 29
3:00 PM
Arkansas
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
April 30
12:00 PM
Arkansas
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
May 3
6:00 PM
Butler
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
May 5
6:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
May 6
3:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
May 7
12:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
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)

Shop Now

Nissan

Auctions

Official ND Online Auctions // Bid Now »

Gear Store

Get your Official ND Gear // Shop Now »

Photo Galleries

Canon

NCAA Infractions Report

St. Joseph Health System Nissan Delta Canon Visit South Bend Mishawaka Vivid Seats