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Game Thread | (G1) Pitt at No. 8 Notre Dame

May 13, 2022
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Pitt (26-20, 12-11) at No. 8 Notre Dame (29-10, 13-8)


When: May 13

Time: 6:00 PM ET 

Where: Frank Eck Stadium | South Bend, Ind.

Watch: ACC Network Extra 


QUICK FACTS

- The Irish own a 31-9 record (.775) at home under head coach Link Jarrett. They are 19-8 in ACC games at home under Jarrett.

- Notre Dame is eighth in the NCAA and first in the ACC in fielding percentage with a .983 mark this season. The Irish have committed 27 errors in 1,055 putout opportunities this season.

- The Irish rank 18th nationally and are third in the ACC in team ERA with 3.84.

- Notre Dame is 18-3-1 all-time in regular-season series under Jarrett. The Irish are 7-1-1 in ACC series at Frank Eck Stadium.

- Notre Dame leads the all-time series 29-24 and Pitt’s last series win against the Irish came in 2016. 

PROBABLE STARTERS
 

SCHOOL NAME RECORD (APPEARANCES) ERA IP STRIKEOUTS
Notre Dame LHP John Michael Bertrand 6-1 2.35 69.0 71
Pitt RHP Matt Gilbertson 8-2 2.61 79.1 78

 

WHAT TO WATCH 

- It’s the home stretch for Notre Dame as there are just two more ACC weekends of play and this weekend’s series against Pitt will be the final home series of the year. 

- Notre Dame enters the weekend No. 11 in RPI while Pitt has risen to No. 61. 

- The Irish pitching staff will need to be sharp as Pitt has been efficient hitting the long ball this year. Pitt enters the series No. 31 in the country in home runs per game (1.48) and No. 35 in home runs. Tatem Levins and Ron Washington Jr. lead the Panthers in home runs with 13 each. Freshman infielder Tommy Tavarez has hit four in the last 17 games. 

- Pitt’s ace Matt Gilbertson has been impressive in 2022 as he leads the ACC in strikeouts looking with 30. In eight ACC starts, Gilbertson has recorded 47 strikeouts to five walks in 63.2 innings of work. 

- LHP John Michael Bertrand enters Friday leading the ACC in ERA (2.35) and is No. 7 in the conference with 71 strikeouts. 

- The series is huge for both teams as they fight for the postseason. There is little doubt the Irish will be in the field of 64, but it’s about hosting a regional and possibly a super regional. Taking the series would be huge for Notre Dame, but a sweep would likely be enormous. No. 7 Louisville travels to No. 4 Virginia Tech this weekend and No. 6 Miami is on the road in Tallahassee. The Irish will wrap the regular season at Miami next weekend.

Notre Dame Lineup

NAME POSITION BATTING AVERAGE
Ryan Cole LF .313
Brooks Coetzee RF .291
Carter Putz 1B .346
Jack Zyska DH .354
David LaManna C .375
Jack Brannigan 3B .275
Jared Miller 2B .260
Zack Prajzner SS .292
Spencer Myers  CF .232

Pittsburgh Lineup 

NAME POSITION BATTING AVERAGE
Jeffrey Wehler 2B .285
Tatemn Levins C .312
Ron Washington Jr. LF .290
Sky Duff 3B .297
Bryce Hulett 1B .298
jack Anderson DH .295
CJ Funk RF .295
Brock Franks SS .179
Jordan Anderson CF .191

 

ACC STANDINGS

ATLANTIC
SCHOOL ACC PCT. OVERALL PCT. HOME AWAY NEUTRAL
Louisville 15-8-1 .646 34-13-1 .719 26-5 7-7-1 1-1
Notre Dame 13-8 .619 29-10 .744 15-2 8-6 6-2
Florida State 13-11 .542 30-17 .638 24-7 6-9 0-1
NC State 12-11 .522 30-16 .652 21-7 9-9 0-0
Wake Forest 11-12-1 .479 34-14-1 .704 26-7-1 8-7 0-0
Clemson 9-14 .391 31-18 .633 23-8 5-9 3-1
Boston College 5-22 .185 19-30 .388 10-13 9-16 0-1
COASTAL
Miami 17-7 .708 36-12 .750 26-6 10-6 0-0
Virginia Tech 14-8 .636 34-10 .773 23-4 11-6 0-0
Virginia 14-10 .583 35-12 .745 27-4 6-8 2-0
Pittsburgh 12-11 .522 26-20 .565 12-7 9-9 5-4
Georgia Tech 12-15 .444 28-21 .571 22-9 6-11 0-1
North Carolina 10-14 .417 29-18 .617 24-5 5-12 0-1
Duke 9-15 .375 20-27 .426 15-14 5-13 0-0

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