Irish Return To Orlando For Citrus Classic

March 3, 2011

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The second of three trips to Florida on the season is in store for Notre Dame this weekend as the Irish sluggers carry a flawless 9-0 record into the Diamond 9 Citrus Classic. The first-year event, which features a number of the nation's premier programs, will be played at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex.


Diamond 9 Citrus Classic • March 4-6
Disney Wide World of Sports • Kissimmee, Fla.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish
(9-0 overall, 0-0 BIG EAST)
[ •]

Longwood Lancers
(8-0 overall)
Friday, March 4 • 10:00 a.m. (ET)
Series: First meeting

No. 3 Alabama Crimson Tide
(16-0 overall, 0-0 Southeastern)
[ •]
Friday, March 4 • 12:30 p.m. (ET)
Series: Alabama leads, 4-0
Series streak: Alabama, W4
First meeting: February 23, 2006 - Alabama, 7-4
Last meeting: February 14, 2009 - Alabama, 10-0 (5)

Maryland Terrapins
(6-4 overall, 0-0 Atlantic Coast)
[ •]
Saturday, March 5 • 3:00 p.m. (ET)
Series: Notre Dame leads, 3-0
Series streak: Notre Dame, W3
First meeting: February 28, 1999 - Notre Dame, 6-0
Last meeting: March 13, 2004 - Notre Dame, 6-2

North Carolina Tar Heels
(9-5 overall, 0-0 Atlantic Coast)
[ •]
Friday, March 5 • 11:30 a.m. (ET)
Series: Notre Dame leads, 6-2
Series streak: Notre Dame, W3
First meeting: March 12, 1991 - Notre Dame, 3-1
Last meeting: March 7, 2004 - Notre Dame, 2-0

Fordham Rams
(7-7 overall, 1-0 Atlantic 10)
[ •]
Sunday, March 6 • 9:00 a.m. (ET)
Series: First meeting


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One-Hitters ...
• Notre Dame is in its 23rd season of varsity competition with an all-time record of 900-411-3 (.686) ... the program boasts 15 NCAA Championship appearances (12 consecutive) and six BIG EAST Conference tournament titles, the latest coming in 2009.
• The Irish are off to the best start in program history after opening 2011 with a 9-0 mark ... previously, the 2001 team rattled off eight straight wins to start the season en route to earning a program-record 54 victories.
• Notre Dame won four games at the College of Charleston's Cougar Classic (Feb. 26-27) and its win over Liberty was the 900th in program history ... the Irish hit .316 as a team in the four-game invite while out-scoring the opposition, 19-5 ... Alexa Maldonado hit .545 with six hits and six runs to pace the offensive unit while earning a spot on the BIG EAST Honor Roll.
• The Irish pitching staff posted a 0.54 ERA in 26.0 innings while going 4-0 at the Cougar Classic ... Jody Valdivia, Laura Winter, Jackie Bowe and Brittany O'Donnell each recorded a win with Valdivia also posting a save.
• Notre Dame allowed just two hits against both College of Charleston and Iowa State while earning a pair of shutouts.
• Marist and Liberty scratched across one earned run each in a combined 12.0 innings.
• Notre Dame struck out 36 batters on the weekend, including two games with 10+ punchouts.



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