Story Poster
Photo by Matt Freeman
Notre Dame Baseball

Game Thread | (G1) Notre Dame at UNC Greensboro

February 24, 2023
8,891

Notre Dame (1-2) at UNC Greensboro (1-3) 


When: Feb. 24th

Time: 4:00 PM ET 

Where: UNCG Baseball Stadium | Greensboro, N.C.

Watch: ESPN+


QUICK FACTS

- The weekend series will be the first time the two programs will meet on the baseball field. 

- Sophomore LHP Jack Findlay struck out seven in three innings last weekend against Lipscomb. 

- Junior RHP Jackson Dennies recorded five strikeouts in three innings on Sunday, which was a career-high. 

- Junior TJ Williams and sophomore Jack Penney hit home runs last weekend. 

- Notre Dame has 14 new faces on the roster this year, which includes four graduate transfers. 

- Wake Forest recorded 19 hits against UNCG on Tuesday in a 20-2 win. 

PROBABLE STARTERS

Friday 

SCHOOL NAME RECORD (APPEARANCES) ERA IP STRIKEOUTS
Notre Dame RHP Radek Birkholz 0-0 9.00 3.0 5
UNCG RHP Hunter Shuey 0-0 0.0 6.0 5

Saturday 

SCHOOL NAME RECORD (APPEARANCES) ERA IP STRIKEOUTS
Notre Dame RHP Jackson Dennies 0-0 0.0 3.0 5
UNCG RHP Jay Miller 0-1 4.26 6.1 4

Sunday 

SCHOOL NAME RECORD (APPEARANCES) ERA IP STRIKEOUTS
Notre Dame RHP Blake Hely 0-1 9.00 3.0 1
UNCG TBA - - - -

 

WHAT TO WATCH 

- Notre Dame’s offense will be the focus this weekend as the Irish recorded just 10 hits in three games last weekend. If this weekend proves to be difficult at the plate for Notre Dame, then Shawn Stiffler could have a major issue to figure out moving forward as UNCG has given up 49 runs in just four games. 

- The good news for Notre Dame is they have several players who have been there and done that. Carter Putz, Brooks Coetzee and Zack Prajzner will be counted on to guide the Irish past last weekend. 

- The Irish enter the weekend last in the ACC in hits (10), runs (14), batting average (.110), RBI (9), total bases (18), walks (14) and OB% (.289). 

- Notre Dame will start the same starting pitchers as last weekend, but the start day will be different. Radek Birkholz will move to Friday from Saturday, Jackson Dennies will pitch Saturday instead of Sunday and then Blake Hely will start on Sunday after getting the nod on Friday last week. 

- Will Stiffler change his lineup this weekend after the Irish struggled a week ago? Bumping TJ Williams to the top of the order could be beneficial as it would give the Irish speed on the bases with the heart up the lineup at the plate. -LF/DH Jack Zyska left game three with what looked to be a shoulder injury following a diving catch. Zyska was batting lead-off, so if he is still banged up, it could be the opportunity needed to get Williams back to the lead-off spot. 

NAME POSITION BATTING AVERAGE
TJ Williams  CF .182
Zack Prajzner SS .111
Brooks Coetzee RF .125
Carter Putz 1B .083
Jack Penney 3B .100
Vinny Martinez C .000
DM Jefferson LF .000
Nick DeMarco DH .000
Estevan Moreno 2B .000

UNCG Lineup

NAME POSITION BATTING AVERAGE
Daniel Cerda 2B .538
Kennedy Jones LF .278
Zack Budzik SS .333
Mitchell Smith 3B .077
GC Jarman 1B .143
Rowan Watt RF .333
Dallas Callahan C .214
Luke Jenkins DH .125
Bradley Bott CF .000

 Notre Dame Fighting Irish OHT Military Appreciation Lace-Up Pullover Hoodie

Discussion from...

Game Thread | (G1) Notre Dame at UNC Greensboro

4,559 Views | 0 Replies | Last: 1 yr ago by mattfreeman
There are not any replies to this post yet.
Refresh
Page 1 of 1
 
×
subscribe Verify your student status
See Subscription Benefits
Trial only available to users who have never subscribed or participated in a previous trial.