Softball

@NDsoftball
#6 Oregon Outlasts #24 Irish In Classic Nine Inning Affair
Senior Laura Winter struck out 10 Oregon batters in nine full innings of work Sunday against #6 Oregon
 
Senior Laura Winter struck out 10 Oregon batters in nine full innings of work Sunday against #6 Oregon

Feb. 23, 2014

Box Score

#6 Oregon 2, #24 ND 0 Get Acrobat Reader

CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. - The University of Notre Dame softball team went toe-to-toe with No. 6 Oregon Sunday, and a tremendous clash of wills left both teams scoreless through seven frames. The sixth-ranked Ducks utilized key extra inning hits and dodged a late Irish onslaught to earn a 2-0 win in nine innings on the final day of the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic at the Big League Dreams Sports Complex.

No. 24 Notre Dame (10-3) finished the tournament with a 4-2 record, batting a cumulative .341 for the weekend with a 30-18 edge in runs. The Irish also outhit the opposition 59-36, which included 13 doubles.

Sophomore Micaela Arizmendi kick started the Notre Dame offense against Cheridan Hawkins (7-1) in the bottom of the fifth, roping a leadoff ground-rule double over the wall down the right field line. A sacrifice bunt from sophomore Casey Africano moved pinch runner Carly Piccinich to third base. A fly out to right field and a Hawkins strikeout stranded the Irish runner at third base.

An infield single from Courtney Ceo and a stolen base moved the Oregon runner into scoring position at second base in the top of the sixth inning. Senior Laura Winter (6-2) froze Alexa Peterson looking to hold the Oregon player at second base.

A two-out infield single by junior Katey Haus and a Hawkins wild pitch advanced Haus over to second base. Hawkins bounced back with a huge strikeout on a 2-2 count, keeping Notre Dame from moving the runner any further on the paths.

In the first extra frame, a successful sacrifice bunt from senior captain Chloe Saganowich moved placed runner Monica Torres to third base. A huge strikeout from Hawkins and intentional walks to junior All-American Emilee Koerner and freshman Karley Wester loaded the bases. Haus tagged the second pitch she saw from Hawkins deep to center field, but Oregon center fielder Alyssa Gillespie tracked the ball down for the third and final out of the frame.

Ceo finally got the Ducks on the board in the top of the ninth inning with an infield slap single, scoring placed runner Nikki Udria from third base for the 1-0 Oregon lead. A sacrifice fly from Peterson allowed Janie Takeda to tag at third and score the second run of the frame. Hawkins held Notre Dame in check in the home half of the inning to secure the Oregon win.

A bunt single from Oregon's Peterson found its way through the Notre Dame infield in the top of the first inning, but a wide turn at third base from Ceo led to a putout at home plate by the Irish defense. Winter then forced Janelle Lindvall to ground out to junior Jenna Simon at second base to end the Ducks half of the inning.

Winter motored through the Oregon order in the top of the second, striking out Kailee Cuico and Gillespie swinging and forcing Stevie Jo Knapp to line out back to the circle for the final out of the frame.

Winter was masterful in a complete game effort for the Irish, surrendering seven hits in nine full innings to one of the top lineups in the country. She did not yield a walk during the contest, and her 10 strikeouts were one off equaling a season-high.

Takeda broke through for the Ducks in the top of the third inning, grooving a triple to the left field gap. A great play from left fielder Wester to shortstop Saganowich to catcher Africano at the plate put out Takeda at home to stun Oregon and get the Irish out of the half inning.

Saganowich came through after a 10-pitch battle with Hawkins with a hard-hit single to shortstop for the first Notre Dame hit of the ballgame in the bottom of the third. A sacrifice bunt from Simon moved Saganowich into scoring position at second base. A Hawkins strikeout of Koerner and a Wester pop out to first base stalled the Irish surge.

A bunt attempt by Gillespie in the top of the fifth inning was popped straight up behind the plate, and Africano made a sprawling dive to corral the ball in foul territory. Consecutive strikeouts looking of both Knapp and Karine Shaver completed the 1-2-3 inning for Winter and the Irish.

For the latest news and updates on all things Notre Dame softball, follow the Irish @NDsoftball and @NDcoachGumpf on Twitter, and Like the team at Facebook.com/NDSoftball.

--ND--


-- Tony Jones, Media Relations Assistant


 

 

Event Calendar

Delta

February 12
2:00 PM
Utah
Tempe, Ariz. (TSC Field 4)
February 12
7:00 PM
Kentucky
Tempe, Ariz. (TSC Field 4)
February 13
1:30 PM
BYU
Tempe, Ariz. (TSC Field 4)
February 13
4:00 PM
California
Tempe, Ariz. (TSC Field 4)
February 14
11:00 AM
Georgia State
Tempe, Ariz. (Farrington Stadium)
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)

Shop Now

Medifast

Auctions

Official ND Online Auctions // Bid Now »

Gear Store

Get your Official ND Gear // Shop Now »

Photo Galleries

Canon

St. Joseph Health System Medifast Delta Canon Visit South Bend Mishawaka