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#22 Irish Down Boston College 4-1 On Senior Day

Senior Monica Torres had one of the nine Notre Dame hits during her first career start in right field on Senior Day against Boston College on Sunday

May 4, 2014

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#22 ND 4, BC 1 Get Acrobat Reader

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The University of Notre Dame softball team capped its 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) regular season in style on Sunday, scoring the final three runs of the series finale to defeat Boston College 4-1 on Senior Day at Melissa Cook Stadium. The Irish closed their first ACC campaign with a 37-10 mark, including a 16-5 record in conference play, to place second in the ACC standings.

No. 22 Notre Dame (37-10, 16-5 ACC), who earned the second seed, and seventh-seeded Boston College (30-22, 12-14 ACC) will meet one another in the first round of the ACC Championship on Thursday at 5 p.m., with the game to be televised on the Regional Sports Network at the Maryland Softball Stadium in College Park, Md.  

Senior Laura Winter (25-4) posted a 1-2-3 top of the first inning against the Boston College lineup, logging two strikeouts of Megan Cooley and Jessie Daulton, with a nifty play on a sharp lineout to junior third baseman Katey Haus falling in between the punch outs.

Junior All-American Emilee Koerner lined a one-out triple down the right field line off starter Nicole D'Argento (18-14) in the bottom of the first inning. Haus completed the RBI chance with a single up the middle, bringing Koerner home for a 1-0 Notre Dame lead.

Eagle catcher Tory Speer tied the game with a solo home run in the top of the second, taking Winter deep and gone over the center field wall. The Irish ace regained her composure, forcing a pair of ground outs to third base before striking Jordan Weed out on three pitches to leave the game tied at 1-1.

Senior Monica Torres kept the Notre Dame offensive surge rolling with one out in the bottom of the second inning, driving a single back up the box off D'Argento. A great throw from Boston College center fielder Cooley put a flying Cassidy Whidden out at the plate to prevent the Irish from retaking the lead.

Winter sat Boston College down in order in the top of the third inning, posting a second straight scoreless frame. A pair of fly ball outs and a strikeout looking of Annie Sommers turned the Eagles away.

Winter tossed her 23rd complete game of the season, allowing only four hits with no walks to go along with seven strikeouts. The Irish ace became the first Notre Dame pitcher in program history to win 25 or more games in each of her four seasons in the circle with Sunday's victory.

A one-out double for Haus in the bottom of the third was followed by Arizmendi, who crushed her 14th home run of the season one batter later, depositing a 1-1 pitch into the right field bleachers to put the Irish on top 3-1.

Winter earned a strikeout of Tatiana Cortez looking with a runner on and two outs in the top of the fourth inning, blanking the Eagles for the third straight inning.

Koerner needed only one pitch in the fifth inning to drive a solo home run over the center field fence, extending the Notre Dame advantage 4-1.

Koerner, Haus and Arizmendi each tied for the Notre Dame lead in hits, with Arizmendi chipping in two RBI. Koerner paced all players in the contest with two runs scored, setting an Irish record with 57 runs in a single season. Seniors Torres, captain Chloe Saganowich and Lauren Stuhr all contributed base hits in their final home start.

It was three-up, three-down for Boston College in the top of the sixth, as Winter added another strikeout before getting D'Argento to fly out to Stuhr in foul ground for the final out of the inning. A pair of singles was all the Eagles could manage in the bottom of the seventh, as Winter closed her final home start with a ground ball out to junior Jenna Simon at second base.

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

 

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-- Tony Jones, Media Relations Assistant


 

 

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February 10
12:00 PM
Weber State
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February 10
2:30 PM
Long Beach State
Long Beach, Calif. (LBSU Softball Complex)
February 11
12:00 PM
South Dakota
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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 22
5:00 PM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)
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 11
5:30 PM
Detroit Mercy
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
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May 20
TBA
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May 21
TBA
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May 25
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May 26
TBA
NCAA Super Regionals
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May 27
TBA
NCAA Super Regionals
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May 28
TBA
NCAA Super Regionals
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June 1
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
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Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
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Womens College World Series
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June 5
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Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 6
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Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
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TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)

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