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  1. Irish In The MLB – May 29, 2014

    May 29, 2014, 3:31 PM EST


    In the past week, one former Irish ball player hit a walk-off home run, one had three scoreless relief appearances and one even picked up a win (I’m not kidding, “The Shark” was saddled with a loss). Let’s begin with the red hot A.J. Pollock. Pollock has gone nuts at the “dish” ever since beginning…

  2. IRISH In The MLB

    May 20, 2014, 10:42 AM EST


    In the past few weeks, our former student-athletes in the professional ranks have been wheeling and dealing (especially A.J. Pollock). Let’s begin in Major League Baseball, where five former Irish ballplayers are making waves in “The Show.” A.J. Pollock • Arizona Diamondbacks Pollock has been on a tear as of late. After starting the season…

  3. Hockey Play-By-Play Announcer On The Diamond

    May 13, 2014, 9:33 AM EST


    Darin Pritchett, the voice of Notre Dame hockey, was seen by many on Jake Kline Field this Sunday as the Irish took on Clemson. Why was Pritchett the ball boy for the Irish? And can we get him to do this the rest of the season after the Irish smoked No. 22 Clemson, 10-3. The…

  4. Irish In The Pros: April 14, 2014

    Apr 14, 2014, 2:52 PM EST

    Anders Lee

    This post is a weekly look at how former Irish student-athletes are doing in professional sports after their time at Notre Dame has ended. NHL Anders Lee • NY Islanders A late-season call up, Lee has been a force on the Islanders on both ends of the ice. Although he only played in 22 games,…

  5. An Inspiration in Old Gold and Black

    Apr 1, 2014, 2:31 PM EST

    photo by Matt Cashore

    In the top of the sixth inning of the Notre Dame baseball game, Wake Forest pinch hit Kevin Jordan for Kelly Garrett with the Demon Deacons up 6-4 on the Fighting Irish. Looking at the box score, you would think he struck out and his at bat meant nothing but a missed opportunity. However, if…

  6. Food For Thought

    Mar 24, 2014, 1:54 PM EST

    Notre Dame Cal Poly Baseball

    When you think of going to baseball games, baseball caps and Cracker Jacks are a couple of things that come to mind. Another thing that comes to mind that all baseball fans dream of happening to them is catching a foul ball. The pure excitement of getting a piece of “America’s Pastime” would be enough…

  7. Irish and Bethel Help Strike Out ALS

    Oct 8, 2013, 10:44 AM EST

    Conor Biggio

    Despite poor weather, a decent crowd turned out to help Strike Out ALS during the Irish’s exhibition with Bethel this past Friday. Coach Mik Aoki was extremely proud with the event as the two teams combined to raise around $780 in donations at the gates of Frank Eck Stadium. ““I was very pleased,” Coach Aoki…

  8. Play (Fall) Ball

    Sep 28, 2013, 3:24 PM EST

    The Notre Dame Fighting Irish baseball squad during  2013 BIG EAST Baseball Championships last spring.

    On September 27–the most perfect South Bend fall afternoon you could imagine–the Notre Dame baseball team is hard at work. There’s practice as usual, but then at 5 p.m., the team pulls in the equipment to start a four-inning inter-squad game. Director of operations Tad Skelley explains that this is commonplace for the Irish in…

  9. Coming Home To The Dome: Steve Sollmann ’04

    Aug 23, 2013, 12:30 AM EST

    Steve Sollmann returned to Notre Dame after a successful professional baseball career

    There are many student-athletes that graduate from the University of Notre Dame and enter careers outside of sports after they hang up their uniform for the final time. However, you may not know that some find their way back to Notre Dame to help mold the next-generation of student-athlete in a variety of non-coaching positions.…

  10. Wayback Wednesday – Jake Kline Bat Update

    Aug 21, 2013, 1:52 PM EST


    A new weekly Irish UNDerground feature revolves around the @NDSportsBlogger taking time away from his desk to go find an interesting artifact around the University of Notre Dame Athletic Department, enjoy… Past “Wayback Wednesday’s” – Moose’s Congressional Photo Coach Leahy’s Football 2008 Hawaii Bowl Trophy In the past we have presented new artifacts that have…

  11. Way Back Wednesday – Jake Kline’s Bat

    Aug 7, 2013, 3:14 PM EST

    Head Coach Jake Kline

    A new weekly Irish UNDerground feature revolves around the @NDSportsBlogger taking time away from his desk to go find an interesting artifact around the University of Notre Dame Athletic Department, enjoy… Past “Way Back Wednesday’s” – Moose’s Congressional Photo Coach Leahy’s Football 2008 Hawaii Bowl Trophy In today’s “Way Back Wednesday” we turn to the…

  12. Irish Take Home Finale from South Florida

    May 7, 2013, 2:25 PM EST

    Trey Mancini steps up to the plate and cranks one. (photo by Mike Janes/Four Seam Images)

    Here’s a basic math problem for all you mathematics majors out there. If the Irish played 38 innings of baseball against South Florida this past weekend, how many games did they play? The rational answer would be four, with one game lasting a few extra innings. However, the Irish only played three games at Frank…

  13. Mancini Powers Irish to Sweep over Huskies

    Apr 30, 2013, 10:38 AM EST

    Notre Dame Cal Poly Baseball

    The Fighting Irish entered this weekend with a subpar 4-8 record in the BIG EAST, finding themselves near the bottom of the conference standings. After a huge three-game sweep of Connecticut at Frank Eck Stadium, however, the Irish now boast a 7-8 record in BIG EAST play and are ranked sixth in the conference standings.…

  14. Irish Help Strikeout ALS in Sweep of Bobcats

    Apr 23, 2013, 9:03 AM EST

    Trey Mancini (photo by Kaitlyn Kiely)

    The Fighting Irish did what they had to do this weekend, sweeping the Quinnipiac Bobcats to end their season-high six-game losing streak. The Irish got back on track on Saturday, sweeping an afternoon doubleheader from the Bobcats. While these wins were key for the struggling Irish, they carried even more meaning for Coach Mik Aoki…

  15. Irish Look to Bounce Back against Quinnipiac

    Apr 20, 2013, 1:41 PM EST

    Pat Connaughton pitches this weekend for the Irish.

    The Notre Dame Fighting Irish baseball team has found itself stuck in quite a big rut, having lost six games in a row. The Irish are now 19-15 on the season, 4-8 in the BIG EAST, which has them ranked in 9th place amongst 11 conference teams heading into the back half of the season.…

  16. Chuck In The Armour: Pittsburgh Review

    Apr 15, 2013, 5:27 PM EST

    (photo by J. Meric/Big East Conference)

    As we boarded the bus after this past weekend’s sweep to Pittsburgh, I asked freshman right fielder Zak Kutsulis, “How close did you come to catching it?” Kutsulis didn’t need clarification. He knew that “ball” I was referring to came off the bat of Eric Hess in the 5th inning, with two out and two…

  17. Chuck In The Armour: Pittsburgh Preview

    Apr 12, 2013, 12:23 PM EST

    Photo by Joseph Weiser/Notre Dame Media Relations

    At times this year, the Frozen Four may well have referred to the Notre Dame baseball coaching staff, so perhaps we were greeted as the bus rolled into town Thursday night. No, those signs were for the NCAA hockey tournament…and as a former voice of Notre Dame hockey, I wish the Irish were here as…

  18. Irish Take Two from Wildcats

    Apr 9, 2013, 11:17 PM EST

    Trey Mancini (photo by Joseph Weiser / Notre Dame Media Relations)

    The Notre Dame baseball team capitalized on the first days of spring weather in South Bend by winning their first four home games of the season at Frank Eck Stadium. The Irish won midweek games against UIC and Valparaiso, and then took two of three from the Villanova Wildcats this past weekend. Now 19-10 on…

  19. Irish Prepare to Take on Villanova in BIG EAST Series

    Apr 5, 2013, 2:59 PM EST


    The No. 20 Fighting Irish (17-9, 2-4 BIG EAST) will take on the Villanova Wildcats (8-19, 0-3 BIG EAST) in a three-game series this weekend at Frank Eck Stadium. Although Villanova has struggled so far this season, the Wildcats and Irish have performed similarly in the past week. Both teams were swept by BIG EAST…

  20. Louisville Completes Three-Game Sweep of Notre Dame in Easter Weekend Series

    Apr 2, 2013, 5:07 PM EST

    Adam Norton (photo by J. Meric/Irish)

    The Fighting Irish (15-9, 2-4 BIG EAST), currently ranked #19 in the country and eighth of eleven in the BIG EAST, suffered a disappointing sweep to the Cardinals (22-5, 4-2 BIG EAST) last weekend in Louisville. The Irish won their first BIG EAST series of the year a couple weekends ago against Seton Hall (11-13,…

  21. Irish Win First BIG EAST Series of the Season

    Mar 27, 2013, 1:17 PM EST

    Notre Dame Cal Poly Baseball

    After a month of games played in the warm weather states of Florida, Louisiana, North Carolina, and California, the Notre Dame baseball team returned to South Bend for its first home series of the 2013 season. Despite spring officially beginning on March 21, South Bend seems intent on holding on to winter for a little…

  22. Chuck In The Armour: Seton Hall Preview

    Mar 21, 2013, 6:28 PM EST

    Coveleski Stadium

    Chuck Freeby (’86), the voice of Notre Dame baseball on Harvest Radio (WHME 103.1 FM) and returns to the blog with the latest “Chuck in the Armour” post previewing the Irish’s series against Seton Hall. About a week ago, baseball sports information director Michael Bertsch and I were noticing about how some of the…

  23. Notre Dame Baseball Weekend Preview: Seton Hall and Kent State

    Mar 21, 2013, 8:54 AM EST

    Eric Jagielo (photo by J. Meric/Irish)

    The #15 Fighting Irish (12-5, 0-0 BIG EAST) will play their first home series of the season against conference opponent Seton Hall (6-10, 0-0). The three-game series will take place at Coveleski Stadium in downtown South Bend, Friday night at 7:00pm, Saturday afternoon at 4:30pm, and Sunday at 11:00am. The Seton Hall Pirates got off…

  24. Irish Spend Spring “Break” in California

    Mar 19, 2013, 4:31 PM EST

    Kevin DeFilippis (photo by Maria Massa)

    While students packed their bags and headed for warm places for some much needed rest and relaxation over Spring Break, the Notre Dame baseball team headed off to California. Although the weather was gorgeous, the Irish had little time to relax, playing seven games in nine days over their “break.” Facing five different teams, including…

  25. Fighting Irish Athletics and Spotify

    Mar 19, 2013, 3:30 PM EST


    On the bus. In the locker room. In our headphones. At warm ups. In the gym. At halftime. Music is everywhere around Notre Dame Athletics, and now we are sharing it with you. Last week, we created a profile for the Fighting Irish, the first of it’s kind for a collegiate athletics department. For those…

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