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Game Thread | Michigan State at No. 8 Notre Dame

May 10, 2022

Michigan State (21-24) at No. 8 Notre Dame (28-10)

When: May 10

Time: 6:00 PM ET 

Where: Franck Eck Stadium | South Bend, Ind.

Watch: ACC Network


- Notre Dame is 12-1 in midweek games during Link Jarrett’s tenure. 

- The Irish own a 30-9 record (.769) at home under head coach Link Jarrett. They are 9-0 in home midweek matchups under Jarrett.

- Notre Dame is seventh in the NCAA and first in the ACC in fielding percentage with a .983 mark this season. The Irish have committed 25 errors in 1,028 putout opportunities this season.

- The Irish rank 17th nationally and are third in the ACC in team ERA with 3.83. They have given up 146 earned runs in 342.2 innings this season.

- Notre Dame ranks 10th in the NCAA and fourth in the ACC in strikeouts per nine innings with 10.8. The Irish pitching staff has struck out 412 batters in 342.2 innings this season.


Notre Dame LHP Jack Findlay 4-0 0.72 25.0 25
Michigan State LHP Jack Brockhaus 0-0 6.75 17.1 14



- Notre Dame and Michigan State will meet for the third final time this season. The two teams have split the previous games, so Tuesday will be for the “season series.” 

- The Irish won 2-1 in Minneapolis as Jack Brannigan homered in the seventh inning to secure the win. Michigan State took the second game 6-2 on April 26th at Comerica Park.  

- LHP Jack Findlay went 1.1 innings in relief in the second matchup with the Spartans. Findlay gave up one hit, one run, one walk and three strikeouts on 41 pitches. 

- Notre Dame has scored just four runs in 18 innings against Michigan State, so getting the bats going on Tuesday will be one key for the Irish, especially coming off a break as Link Jarrett’s club hasn’t played since May 1st.

- All eyes will also be on the Notre Dame bullpen as the Irish look to replace RHP Ryan McLinksey, who was lost for the year. The Irish have just two more ACC weekends before postseason play and finding consistency from the bullpen will be critical if Notre Dame wants to make it Omaha. There is plenty of talent on the roster, but the Irish pitchers are inexperienced and have struggled to consistently find the strike zone at times this year. 

Notre Dame Lineup

Ryan Cole LF .315
Brooks Coetzee RF .281
Carter Putz 1B .344
Jack Zyska DH .338
David LaManna C .357
Jack Brannigan 3B .279
Jared Miller 2B .262
Zack Prajzner SS .286
Spencer Myers  CF .237

Michigan State Lineup 

Mitch Jebb SS .344
Trent Farquhar 2B .282
Jack Frank CF .315
Casey Mayes LF .310
Bryan Broecker DH .276
Brock Vrandenburg 1B .291
Dillon Kark 3B .254
Zaid Walker RF .186
Christian Williams C .241

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