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Irish Return To Orlando For Citrus Classic

March 3, 2011

Game NotesGet Acrobat Reader | Diamond 9 Events Citrus Classic - Tournament Central

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.

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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)
[und.com • bigeast.org]

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

No. 3 Alabama Crimson Tide
(16-0 overall, 0-0 Southeastern)
[rolltide.com • secsports.com]
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)
[umterps.com • theacc.com]
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)
[tarheelblue.com • theacc.com]
Friday, March 5 • 11:30 a.m. (ET)
TV: ESPN3
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)
[fordhamsports.com • atlantic10.com]
Sunday, March 6 • 9:00 a.m. (ET)
Series: First meeting

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Live stats: UND.com
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Twitter: @NDsoftball / @NDcoachGumpf / @und_com

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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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Event Calendar

Delta

February 18
W, 6-4
#11/10 Michigan
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
RECAP
February 18
L, 3-2 (8)
#13 Minnesota
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
RECAP
February 19
L, 9-2
#11/10 Michigan
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
RECAP
February 23
L, 4-3
#RV Texas
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 23
L, 8-0 (5)
#20/22 Missouri
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
RECAP
February 24
L, 3-1
#21/19 Arizona State
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 24
W, 10-7
#11/12 Georgia
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
RECAP
February 25
W, 5-4
#4/5 Oklahoma
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
RECAP
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
1:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (Mewborn Field)

ACC Network Extra
March 11
3:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (Mewborn Field)

ACC Network Extra
March 12
12:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Ga. (Mewborn Field)

ACC Network Extra
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)

ACC Network Extra
March 18
1:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (JoAnne Graf Field)

ACC Network Extra
March 19
12:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (JoAnne Graf Field)

ACC Network Extra
March 22
5:00 PM
Michigan State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
March 24
6:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
March 25
3:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
March 26
12:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
March 29
5:00 PM
Eastern Michigan
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
April 1
12:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (Ulmer Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
April 2
2:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (Ulmer Stadium)

ESPNU
April 3
7:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (Ulmer Stadium)

ESPNU
April 5
5:00 PM
Fort Wayne
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
April 7
6:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
April 8
3:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
April 9
12:00 PM
North Carolina
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
April 11
5:30 PM
Detroit Mercy
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
April 12
6:00 PM
IUPUI
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
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)

ACC Network Extra
April 22
1:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
April 22
3:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
April 23
12:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
April 25
5:00 PM
Northwestern
Evanston, Ill. (Drysdale Field)
April 29
1:00 PM
Arkansas
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
April 29
3:00 PM
Arkansas
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
April 30
12:00 PM
Arkansas
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
May 3
6:00 PM
Butler
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
May 5
6:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
May 6
3:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
May 7
12:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Melissa Cook Stadium)

ACC Network Extra
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
Campus sites
May 25
TBA
NCAA Super 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
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
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)

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