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Fighting Irish Trek To Providence

Junior Kelsey Thornton

April 27, 2012

Stats: Notre Dame | BIG EAST | NCAA
Twitter: @NDsoftball | @NDcoachGumpf | @NDsidJorge

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - Departing from campus for the first time since early April, Notre Dame will travel to Providence this weekend (April 28-29) for a three-game BIG EAST Conference softball series.

Winners of eight straight and each of their last five league matchups, the Irish are coming off an 11-game homestand at Melissa Cook Stadium in which they posted a 9-1 record. Notre Dame sits third in the BIG EAST standings with a 10-3 record against league foes as Providence has dropped 13 of its last 15 contests and sports a 6-9 record in league play.

Live stats for each of this weekend's contests will be available at UND.com. Fans are also encouraged to follow the action on Twitter (@NDsoftball, @NDcoachGumpf, @NDsidJorge) or sign up for Irish Alert text message updates at UND.com.

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Notre Dame Fighting Irish
(29-13 overall, 10-3 BIG EAST)
[und.com • bigeast.org]

Providence Friars
(15-31 overall, 6-9 BIG EAST)
[friars.com • bigeast.org]
Saturday, April 28 • Noon (ET)
Saturday, April 28 • 2:00 p.m. (ET)
Sunday, April 29 • Noon (ET)
Raymond Field • Providence, R.I.

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Series record: Notre Dame leads, 33-2 (29-2 BIG EAST)
Series streak: Notre Dame, W7
First meeting: April 4, 1996 - Notre Dame, 4-0
Last meeting: May 12, 2011 - Notre Dame, 6-4 (BIG EAST Championship)
Last Providence win: April 26, 2008 - Providence, 5-3
Notre Dame's record at Providence - 15-1

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One-Hitters ...

• Notre Dame finished its most recent 11-game homestand with a 9-2 record and has won each of its last eight contests ... the Irish have posted a pair of winning streaks of at least eight games this season.

• While ranked second among BIG EAST teams with a .274 team batting avg. in league play, only Amy Buntin (.349) represents Notre Dame in the top-10 individual list ... Laura Winter is second among BIG EAST pitchers with a 1.16 ERA while boasting a 9-2 record against BIG EAST opponents.

 

 

• Winter fired home her second career no-hitter with a 3-0 silencing of DePaul (April 21) as the Irish would go on to sweep DePaul for the first time since 2006 ... Winter was named BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week (April 23) for her efforts ... on the week, Winter earned four wins - including three over DePaul - and boasted a streak of 19.1 scoreless innings from the circle in four appearances ... Winter held DePaul to one earned run in 20.2 innings of action and fanned 22 batters on the week while issuing only one walk ... now with a 20-8 record, Winter is the 18th pitcher in program history to record at least 20 wins in a single season.

Dani Miller has homered in each of the last three games - and five of the last seven - to move her career total to 44, the second-most in program history ... Miller is six home runs away from tying Christine Lux's leading.

• Buntin has totaled a team-high 43 RBI with Miller adding 40, marking the fifth time in program history that two players have recorded at least 40 RBI in the same season ... the feat was achieved in 2000, 2002 (three players), 2009 and 2010.

Alexa Maldonado is second on the team with 43 hits but leads all Irish players with 15 multi-hit games.

• Buntin has reached base safely in each of the last 10 games ... only Jenna Simon (12) and Maldonado (13) have posted longer streaks during the season.

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Event Calendar

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February 17
L, 4-1
#13 Minnesota
Raleigh, N.C. (Dail Stadium)
RECAP
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
3:30 PM
#21/19 Arizona State
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 24
6:00 PM
#11/12 Georgia
Cathedral City, Calif. (Big League Dreams Sports Complex)
February 25
1:00 PM
#4/5 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
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
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Chapel Hill, N.C. (Anderson Stadium)
May 12
TBA
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Chapel Hill, N.C. (Anderson Stadium)
May 13
TBA
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Chapel Hill, N.C. (Anderson Stadium)
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