Feb 8, 2013, 8:50 AM EDT
The Notre Dame softball team will start the 2013 campaign in weather that is a little more pleasant than snowy South Bend. The Irish are headed to Charlotte, N.C. and will take part in the Fast Pitch Classic on February 9th and 10th.
The Irish will be facing the Badgers of Wisconsin and the 49ers of Charlotte on Saturday. On Sunday Notre Dame will rematch the Badgers and will also face the Blue Hose of Presbyterian. The first game on both Saturday and Sunday will start at 10:00 a.m. with the second game staring at noon.
Senior captain Amy Buntin figures to lead the Irish from behind the plate this year. Buntin was recently named to the watch list for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award. She was also named to the NFCA All-American second team last year, as she hit 12 homers and recorded 60 RBI over the course of the season, all while batting .360.
Notre Dame will also rely on the pitching duo of junior Laura Winter and senior Brittany O’Donnell. Winter went 29-11 last season and was named BIG EAST Pitcher of the Year. That success culminated in a trip the program’s first ever trip to Tucson, Ariz. for the regional round of the 2012 NCAA Softball Championships. The Irish have now been to an impressive 14 consecutive appearance in the NCAA Championships.
To watch the Irish’s noon contest against Charlotte on Saturday, click here.
- Track. Barber Sets ND 100-Meter Hurdles Record At Texas Relays
- W. Golf. Irish Women's Golf Rises To Fifth After Two Rounds At LSU Tiger Classic
- Softball. #RV Irish Shut Out #24 Virginia Tech 2-0 To Take Series Opener
- M. Lacrosse. #2 Irish Down #1 Syracuse In Double-Overtime, 13-12
- W. Basketball. #2 Irish Meet #5/6 Baylor Sunday In NCAA Elite Eight
- M. Basketball. Elite Eight Preview: (3) #8 Notre Dame vs. (1) #1 Kentucky
- W. Basketball. IRISH EXTRA: Allen Steals the Show for Irish Versus Stanford
- Softball. Notre Dame Softball Saturday Schedule Update
- W. Basketball. Inside The Game: #2 Notre Dame 81, #14/17 Stanford 60 (NCAA Championship - Oklahoma City Regional Semifinal)
- W. Basketball. Notre Dame Women's Basketball Postgame Quotes - Notre Dame vs. Stanford
Fighting Irish on YouTube
- ❤️️🍀 7 hours ago
- Ten ties. fourteen lead changes. 5:23 left and the Irish lead 61-56. Pat headed to the line. TBS now. 8 hours ago
- Just saying…might want to turn on TBS. Just saying. 8 hours ago
- RT @angdicarlowndu: Former @NDFootball captain @EiferTy85 is "psyched" for his Irish. http://t.co/kBaO5GVL6N 8 hours ago
- A title fight underway in Cleveland. @NDmbb and no. 1 Kentucky into the half tied at 31. 20 minutes (at least) to the Final Four. TV: TBS. 8 hours ago