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Game Thread | North Carolina vs. Notre Dame

May 28, 2022
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No. 5 North Carolina (36-19) vs. No. 4 Notre Dame (35-13) 


When: May 28

Time: 1:00 PM ET 

Where: Truist Field | Charlotte, N.C.

Watch: ACC Network | Mike Monaco and Gaby Sanchez


QUICK FACTS

- Notre Dame has advanced to the semifinals of the ACC Championship for the first time in program history. 

- Saturday will be North Carolina’s third trip to the semifinals in the last five years (2017, 2019, 2022).

- The Fighting Irish advanced to the semifinal by beating No. 9 Florida State (5-3) and No. 5 Virginia (3-0). 

- North Carolina got to the weekend by defeating No. 12 Clemson (9-2) and No. 1 Virginia Tech (10-0). 

- The other semifinal has No. 11 Pitt facing No. 12 NC State at 5:00 PM ET on ACC Network. 

PROBABLE STARTERS
 

SCHOOL NAME RECORD (APPEARANCES) ERA IP STRIKEOUTS
Notre Dame RHP Austin Temple 4-1 3.25 55.1 71
North Carolina  LHP Will Sandy 1-0 2.66 20.1 13

 

WHAT TO WATCH 

- Notre Dame will face one of the hottest teams in the country as the Tar Heels are on a five-game winning streak entering Saturday’s semifinal. North Carolina swept Florida State the last weekend before heading to Charlotte. 

- North Carolina hit four home runs on Friday to beat top-seeded Virginia Tech, including two from freshman Vance Honeycutt, who has 19 home runs on the year. Alberto Osnua also has 19 home runs on the year, while Mac Horvath has 16 long balls. 

- It's also worth noting UNC's bullpen should be extremely fresh as they have used just four pitchers this week in Charlotte and got plenty of rest between Tuesday and Saturday’s semifinal.  Brandon Schaeffer pitched his first complete game in college on Friday and the Tar Heels used just three pitchers during Tuesday’s win against Clemson. 

- Notre Dame will have the luxury of throwing its No. 2 pitcher in Austin Temple on Saturday, but he did not have a good Wednesday in relief as he gave up two hits and two runs in just 0.2 innings. 

- Tar Heels pitcher Will Sandy went 3.0 Innings on May 21st against Florida State where he gave up three hits, two walks and zero runs. 

Notre Dame Lineup

NAME POSITION BATTING AVERAGE
Spencer Myers CF .241
Ryan Cole DH .308
Carter Putz 1B .345
Jack Zyska LF .307
David LaManna C .379
Zack Prajzner SS .296
Brooks Coetzee III RF .286
Jack Penney 2B .333
Jack Brannigan 3B .284


North Carolina Lineup

NAME POSITION BATTING AVERAGE
Angel Zarate RF .357
Mac Horvath 3B .264
Danny Serretti SS .369
Vance Honeycutt CF .285
Alberto Osuna DH .269
Mikey Madej LF .300
Tomas Frick C .255
Hunter Stokley 1B .294
Colby Wilkerson 2B .135

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