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Irish Blank New Mexico State 5-0 In Diamond Devil Invitational Finale
Sophomore Jenna Simon contributed an RBI single in Notre Dame's 5-0 win over New Mexico State Sunday
 
Sophomore Jenna Simon contributed an RBI single in Notre Dame's 5-0 win over New Mexico State Sunday

March 10, 2013

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TEMPE, Ariz. – The University of Notre Dame softball team grabbed an early advantage Sunday in its second meeting of the weekend against New Mexico State and never looked back, earning a 5-0 shutout victory over the Aggies in the final game of the Diamond Devil Invitational at Arizona State’s Farrington Stadium.

The Irish (14-6) have now won 10 of their last 11 games, and are outscoring opponents 71-21 during that span. Sunday’s contest was the fourth shutout win of the year for Notre Dame, and the first for starter Laura Winter. Winter (7-4) allowed five hits with no walks, striking out nine in a complete game effort.

Kelsey Thornton opened the bottom of first inning with a bunt single, advancing to second on an errant throw by New Mexico State pitcher Karysta Donisthorpe (5-2). Emilee Koerner flipped a double over the head of right fielder Malena Padilla two batters later, plating Thornton to give the Irish a 1-0 lead.

Winter cruised through the top half of the second, punching out Teresa Conrad swinging and Emma Adams looking to keep the Aggies off the board.

New Mexico State (15-10) threatened in the top of the third inning after Amber Olive and Padilla connected for consecutive singles off Winter. The Notre Dame right-hander forced Lacey Rother to ground out to Katey Haus at third base for the frame’s final out, stranding both Aggie runners.

Winter added a pair of strikeouts in a three-up, three-down top of the fourth inning, sitting down Staci Rodriguez and Conrad on strikes to maintain the 1-0 Notre Dame lead.

Haus ripped a double down the right field line to start the Irish half of the fourth. Amy Buntin laid down a perfectly executed sacrifice bunt that moved pinch runner Monica Torres to third base. Jenna Simon flipped a slap hit over the head of the New Mexico State shortstop Conrad to score Torres and up the Notre Dame advantage to 2-0.

The Irish added a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, as a pinch hit RBI single by Micaela Arizmendi scored Koerner with two outs (3-0). A stolen base by Buntin one batter later allowed Haus to advance on the throw from third base, upping the Notre Dame cushion to 4-0.

Thornton and Kathryn Lux paced the Irish with two hits each, while Koerner reached base in three of her four plate appearances.

New Mexico State looked to spark a rally in the top of the sixth. Olive led off with a bloop single to left center to open the inning, but was put out at second on a nice play in the hole by Irish shortstop Chloe Saganowich two batters later. Winter forced Kelsey Dodd to fly out to right field to stall the Aggie charge.

Notre Dame added a run in the bottom of the sixth inning after Winter worked a 3-2 walk against New Mexico State reliever Makayla McAdams with the bases loaded, scoring Megan Sorlie from third base to increase the Irish lead to 5-0.

Winter retired the side again in the top of the seventh inning, striking out Chelsea Dohrwardt and Conrad before forcing Adams to ground out to second base to cap the shutout.

Notre Dame returns to the field March 13-14 at the Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton, Calif.

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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)

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