Northern Illinois – Notre Dame Fighting Irish – Official Athletics Site


SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The 13th-ranked Notre Dame baseball team (12-5) is expected to return to the field to close the field Tuesday night. The Irish host Northern Illinois at Frank Eck Stadium for a midweek contest before hitting the road next weekend. Tuesday’s game with the Huskies is scheduled for a first pitch at 5 p.m. ET and will air on ACC Network Extra. Admission is free for all fans this season at Frank Eck Stadium.

Mid-week preview
Match: Northern Illinois (4-17, 4-6 MAC) vs. No. 13 Notre Dame (12-5, 2-4 ACC)
When: Tuesday March 29 | 5 p.m. ET
Likely beginners: LHP Connor Langreder (0-1, 10.80 ERA) vs RHP Liam Simon (0-0, 6.75 ERA)
Or: South Bend, Indiana | Frank Eck Stadium
Admission: Free for all fans
Look: ACCNX
Live score: StatDiffusion
Remarks: our Lady
Social: @NDBaseball
@NotreDameBaseball

IN NUMBERS
.708 The Irish are 17-7 (.708) at home under head coach Link Jarrett. Notre Dame is 4-0 against non-conference opponents at home under Jarrett and has won all three games at the 2021 South Bend Regional.
.740 The Irish are 57-20 (.740) since the start of the 2020 season. That winning percentage ranks seventh in the NCAA over the past three seasons.
.988 Notre Dame ranks second in the NCAA in fielding percentage with a mark of .988 this season. The Irish have committed just eight errors in 457 strikeout opportunities this season.
1 The Irish allowed just one hit in a 3-1 win over Minnesota on March 6. That’s the fewest hits allowed in a game since April 18, 2007, when the Irish allowed a hit in a 1-0 10-inning win over Purdue.
1.20 Notre Dame is 14th in the NCAA and third in the ACC with a WHIP of 1.20 this season. They allowed 115 hits and 68 walks in 152.1 innings pitched.
6.79 The Irish are fifth in the NCAA and second in the ACC with 6.53 hits allowed per nine innings. They have allowed 115 hits in 152.1 innings pitched this season.
7 The Irish are 7-0 in midweek games during Link Jarrett’s tenure. They are 2-0 this season with a road win over Elon and a home win over Valparaiso.
8 The Irish scored eight unanswered points in the 8-4 win over No. 17 NC State on March 11. State.
11.5 The Irish rank 10th in the NCAA and third in the ACC in strikeouts per nine innings with 11.5. The Irish pitching team has struck out 194 in 152.1 innings this season.
15 In the 20-2 win over Marist, 15 different Irish players registered a hit. That’s the most players with a hit in a game for the Irish in the past 16 years. The previous record was 13 against Georgetown in 2008.
57 Outfielder Spencer Myers has 57 interceptions in his Irish career and ranks eighth all-time in program history for most career interceptions. He trails AJ Pollock by four for seventh place in program history.

Irish host Huskies for midweek game

  • Notre Dame will close out the homestand with a midweek contest with the MAC foe in northern Illinois on Tuesday at Frank Eck Stadium.
  • This will be the 12th all-time meeting between the Irish and the Huskies and the Irish hold an 8-3 advantage. The Irish are 4-1 in all games played at South Bend.
  • The Irish have won six of their last seven games against Northern Illinois since 1995.
  • Northern Illinois enters the game with a 4-17 record and a 4-6 conference record.
  • The Huskies went 1-2 over the weekend against Kent State and have the series finale against the Golden Flashes on Monday.
  • The Irish remain ranked in all six polls with their best ranking of No. 13 in the Perfect Game poll.
  • Notre Dame is 17-7 (.708) at home under head coach Link Jarrett in three seasons at the helm.
  • The Irish are 7-0 in midweek games during Jarrett’s tenure. They are 4-0 at home in midweek games for the past three years and 2-0 this season after a win over Elon on the road and a win over Valparaiso at home.
  • Notre Dame continues to have one of the best fielding and pitching teams in the country as the Irishman ranks No. 2 in the NCAA in fielding percentage (.988), fifth in hits allowed per nine innings ( 6.79) and 10th in strikeouts per nine innings (11.5).

Among the best in the nation

  • Since the start of the 2020 season, the Irish have been one of the most consistent teams over the past three seasons.
  • Notre Dame is 57-20, good for a .740 winning percentage in that span.
  • This ranks seventh overall in the NCAA, behind Tennessee, Arkansas, Old Dominion, Texas, Vanderbilt and Texas Tech.
school Record since 2020 Win percent.
Tennessee 88-21 .807
Arkansas 79-22 .782
Texas 83-27 .755
Old Dominion 74-24 .755
Vanderbilt 81-27 .750
Texas technology 75-25 .750
OUR LADY 57-20 .740
UC Santa Barbara 70-26 .729
San Diego 60-23 .723
Ole Miss 77-31 .713
  • Among ACC teams, the Irish have the best winning percentage over the past three seasons.
school Record since 2020 Win percent.
OUR LADY 57-20 .741
NC status 66-30 .688
Virginia 72-33 .686
Miami 62-31 .667
Louisville 60-31 .659

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