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April 4, 1998

Softball Sweeps Doubleheader at Providence

Irish on five-game win streak.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. Notre Dames used a one-hitter by freshman pitcher Jennifer Sharron in the first game and a two-double, two-RBI performance from freshman Lizzy Lemire in the second game to sweep host Providence 3-0 and 3-2 in a BIG EAST doubleheader on Saturday. The wins put the Irish at 17-16 on the year with a five-game winning streak and a 3-2 mark in the BIG EAST. The Friars fall to 10-13-2, 0-4-1 in the BIG EAST. Notre Dame plays its final BIG EAST road games of the year on Sunday with a doubleheader at defending BIG EAST champion Boston College.

Sharron, who three a complete-game, two-hit shutout against Valparaiso on Thursday, was just as impressive on Saturday as she allowed the Friars just a second-inning double as she struck out seven batters with one walk in facing five batters over the minimum for seven innings. Lemire hit her first of three doubles on the day to lead off the second inning, went to third on a sacrifice and scored on a suicide squeeze by Kelly Nichols who stole second and third before Jenn Giampaolo singled her home for a 2-0 lead. Freshman Melanie Alkire led off the third inning with a solo homer, the first of her career, for the 3-0 lead.

Lemire sparked the Irish once again in game two by walking in the second inning, stealing second and scoring on two passed balls. She then doubled home Alkire and Amy Laboe with two outs in the third to put the Irish up 3-0.

In game two, Angela Bessolo threw five and two-thirds innings to pick up her fourth win of the season while allowing Providence just two runs on six hits with six strikeouts and just one walk. Kelly Nichols relieved Bessolo with two outs in the sixth after the Friars had scored twice in the sixth and had runners at first and third. Nichols pitched the final one and one-third innings, retiring the final four batters she faced to record her third save of the season and NCAA record 21st of her career.

Game One
Notre Dame  021 000 0   3-10-1
Providence  000 000 0   0- 1-4
Jennifer Sharron (WP 7-5) and Kris McCleary.  
Robyn West (LP 6-6) and Gwyn Mangini.
2B- Lizzy Lemire (ND), Kristi Jacklets (PC).
HR- Melanie Alkire (ND).
Game Two
Notre Dame  012 000 0   3-7-0
Providence  000 002 0   2-6-2
Angela Bessolo (WP 4-6), Kelly Nichols (6) and Kris McCleary and Korrie Allen (4).  
Heather Nathan (LP 2-3) and Gywn Mangini.
2B- Lizzy Lemire (ND) 2, Kara Shea (PC).

Event Calendar

Delta

February 10
12:00 PM
Weber State
Long Beach, Calif. (LBSU Softball Complex)
February 10
2:30 PM
Long Beach State
Long Beach, Calif. (LBSU Softball Complex)
February 11
12:00 PM
South Dakota
Long Beach, Calif. (LBSU Softball Complex)
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
Campus sites
May 20
TBA
NCAA Regionals
Campus sites
May 21
TBA
NCAA Regionals
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May 25
TBA
NCAA Super Regionals
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May 26
TBA
NCAA Super Regionals
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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
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Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
June 4
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Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)
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)
June 7
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)

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