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Softball's Homestand Rolls On With Midweek Non-Conference Contests
Jackie Bowe
 
Jackie Bowe

March 28, 2011

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Notre Dame looks to improve upon its 21-game home winning streak this week with a pair of midweek contests at Melissa Cook Stadium. The upcoming slate features Western Michigan (March 29) and Purdue (March 31).

Complete coverage of each game - including live audio, blog and stats - will be available at UND.com.

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Notre Dame Fighting Irish
(17-6 overall, 0-0 BIG EAST)
[und.com • bigeast.org]

Western Michigan Broncos
(4-18 overall, 0-0 Mid-American)
[wmubroncos.com • mac-sports.com]
Tuesday, March 29 • 6:00 p.m. (ET)
Melissa Cook Stadium • Notre Dame, Ind.
Series: Notre Dame leads, 23-5
Series streak: Notre Dame, W10
First meeting: April 8, 1992 - Western Michigan, 7-2
Last meeting: March 18, 2010 - Notre Dame, 13-4 (6)

Purdue Boilermakers
(19-7 overall, 0-0 Big Ten)
[purduesports.com • bigten.org]
Thursday, March 31 • 5:00 p.m. (ET)
Melissa Cook Stadium • Notre Dame, Ind.
Series: Notre Dame leads, 13-9
Series streak: Notre Dame, W2
First meeting: April 3, 1992 - Purdue, 4-2
Last meeting: March 14, 2010 - Notre Dame, 3-0

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Live audio / chat / stats: UND.com
IRISH ALERT (text message updates): UND.com
Twitter: @und_com / @ndsoftball / @ndcoachgumpf
Facebook: facebook.com/unddotcom

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One-Hitters ...
• Already the program's winningest coach, Deanna Gumpf (396-171-1) is four wins away from No. 400.
• Last time out: Northern Illinois posted its lone run on three hits in the first inning of last Friday's non-conference softball matchup with Notre Dame ... however, Notre Dame scored four straight - including a pair in the fifth inning - en route to a 4-1 win ... Notre Dame posted five hits in the contest from four different batters, led by two off the bat of Heather Johnson ... the Irish improved to 21-2 all-time in home openers (and 9-1 under Gumpf).
• The home-opening defeat of Northern Illinois extended Notre Dame's active home winning streak to 21 games, the fifth-best streak in the nation ... the Irish won their last home game of the 2009 season and went 19-0 in 2010.
• Last meeting with Western Michigan: Notre Dame scored seven runs in the fourth inning of the 2010 matchup with the Broncos to cruise to a 13-4 victory at Fran Ebert Field ... the Irish recorded 17 hits in the six-inning affair, including a grand slam by Christine Lux ... Lux had a game-high five RBI and Kristina Wright led all players with a 4-for-4 day at the dish, also adding two runs and three RBI ... five Notre Dame players (Sadie Pitzenberger, Heather Johnson, Alexa Maldonado, Lux and Wright) ... Western Michigan trailed 11-0 heading into the bottom of the fourth but prevented the shutout loss with one run in the inning ... the Broncos added three
more in the fifth and received two RBI from both Gracie Barstad and Kayla Houston.
Katie Fleury is seventh on the career list for runs scored (143) and fourth in walks (83) ... Johnson and Miller are tied for eighth with 25 home runs apiece ... Johnson (164) needs 10 more RBI to tie Christine Lux on top of that listing.
Amy Buntin and Miller each posted 11-game hitting streaks earlier this season ... Brianna Jorgensborg and Johnson are currently riding four-game streaks.
• The first round of NCAA stat rankings released last Wednesday revealed that Laura Winter is eighth nationally in walks allowed / 7.0 IP (0.98) ... Shannon Kelly is t-23rd with two saves.
• Notre Dame is in its 23rd season of varsity competition with an all-time record of 908-417-3 (.685) ... the program boasts 15 NCAA Championship appearances (12 consecutive) and six BIG EAST Conference Tournament titles, the latest coming in 2009.

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Event Calendar

Delta

February 12
2:00 PM
Utah
Tempe, Ariz. (TSC Field 4)
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
Tempe, Ariz. (TSC Field 4)
February 14
11:00 AM
Georgia State
Tempe, Ariz. (Farrington Stadium)
February 19
4:00 PM
Utah Valley
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 19
8:30 PM
Washington
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 20
1:00 PM
Cal Poly
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 20
6:00 PM
UCLA
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 21
12:00 PM
George Washington
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 26
1:15 PM
East Carolina
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
February 26
3:30 PM
UCF
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
February 27
1:15 PM
North Florida
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
February 27
3:30 PM
Bryant University
Kissimmee, Fla. (ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex)
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
ACC Championship Quarterfinals
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Softball Stadium)
May 13
TBA
ACC Championship Semifinals
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Softball Stadium)
May 14
TBA
ACC Championship Final
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Softball Stadium)
May 20
TBA
NCAA Regionals
Campus Sites
May 21
TBA
NCAA Regionals
Campus Sites
May 22
TBA
NCAA 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
May 29
TBA
NCAA Super Regionals
Campus Sites
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)
June 8
TBA
Womens College World Series
Oklahoma City, Okla. (ASA Hall of Fame Stadium)

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