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Irish Rout Seton Hall To Complete BIG EAST Opening Sweep
Jenna Simon scored two runs in Notre Dame's 10-2 victory over Seton Hall Sunday
 
Jenna Simon scored two runs in Notre Dame's 10-2 victory over Seton Hall Sunday

March 24, 2013

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SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – The University of Notre Dame softball team completed an opening conference weekend sweep Sunday, downing Seton Hall 10-2 in five innings at Mike Sheppard, Sr. Field.

The Irish (22-7, 3-0 BIG EAST) outscored the Pirates 30-5 during the three-game set, batting a combined .380 for the weekend. Notre Dame has now defeated Seton Hall (10-14, 0-3 BIG EAST) 14 straight times dating back to 2006.

Emilee Koerner wasted little time in the box against Pirate starter Danielle DeStaso (8-6), turning on the first pitch of the game and driving it over wall in left center field for a leadoff home run. A slap single by Jenna Simon, a stolen base by Simon and an Amy Buntin run-scoring single pushed the Notre Dame lead to 2-0. Laura Winter then blasted a 0-1 DeStaso offering over the fence in right center to up the Irish advantage to 4-0.

Winter (12-5) worked a 1-2-3 bottom of the first inning in the circle, forcing a Yasmin Harrell groundout to shortstop, striking out Coltey Sheldon swinging and forcing DeStaso to fly out to center field to close the frame.

Koerner blasted her second home run in the top of the second, taking Casey Moses deep and gone to opposite field to increase the Notre Dame cushion to 5-0. An RBI groundout by Winter with one out scored Simon from third base (6-0).

Koerner led all batters with a 4-for-4 performance at the plate, driving in three runs. The Notre Dame sophomore extended her consecutive game on-base streak to 29 games, and increased her season batting average to .543. Lauren Stuhr added two hits to balance the Irish offensive attack.

Brittany Hammer connected for a two-run home run of her own in the bottom of the second inning, scoring Maria DeLuca from first to close the Pirate deficit to 6-2. Winter responded by striking out the side to halt the Seton Hall surge.

Winter allowed four hits in a complete game effort, walking none with 10 strikeouts.

A fielding error by Moses allowed Kathryn Lux to score from third base in the top of the third, bumping the Notre Dame lead to 7-2.

The Irish added three runs in the top of the fourth inning. A Moses wild pitch allowed both Stuhr and Lux to score, upping the Notre Dame advantage to 9-2. An RBI double from Koerner one batter later plated Kelsey Thornton to cap the Irish scoring in the frame (10-2).

Winter allowed a lone Pirate hit in the bottom of the fourth, striking out the Seton Hall side to maintain the 10-2 Irish advantage. Notre Dame retired the Pirates in order in the bottom of the fifth inning to end the game.

The Irish travel to Western Michigan for a non-conference midweek tilt Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Notre Dame is slated to open its home schedule against Green Bay Thursday at 6 p.m. inside Melissa Cook Stadium.

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2:00 PM
Utah
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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
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February 14
11:00 AM
Georgia State
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February 19
4:00 PM
Utah Valley
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February 19
8:30 PM
Washington
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February 20
1:00 PM
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February 20
6:00 PM
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February 21
12:00 PM
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February 26
1:15 PM
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3:30 PM
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1:15 PM
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February 27
3:30 PM
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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
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Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Softball Stadium)
May 13
TBA
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Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Softball Stadium)
May 14
TBA
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