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Game Thread | (Doubleheader) Notre Dame at Georgia Tech

March 11, 2023
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Notre Dame (5-5, 0-1) at Georgia Tech (12-2, 1-0) 


When: March 11th

Time: 2:00 PM ET and TBD 

Where: Russ Chandler Stadium | Atlanta, Ga. 

Watch: ACC Network Extra


QUICK FACTS

- Georgia Tech leads the all-time series 13-11 over the Irish. 

- Notre Dame is 6-11 at Russ Chandler Stadium. 

- The first time the two programs met was April 12, 1924 and the Irish won 4-3. 

- Georgia Tech took game one on Friday night 7-4. 

PROBABLE STARTERS

Game Two

SCHOOL NAME RECORD (APPEARANCES) ERA IP STRIKEOUTS
Notre Dame RHP Radek Birkholz 0-0 5.00 9.0 8
Georgia Tech RHP Jackson Finley 1-0 1.38 13.0 9

Game Three 

SCHOOL NAME RECORD (APPEARANCES) ERA IP STRIKEOUTS
Notre Dame RHP Jackson Dennies 0-1 2.25 8.0 7
Georgia Tech - - - - -

 

Game One Thoughts

- Notre Dame’s offense was up and down in game one as the Irish recorded nine hits, but none were for extra bases on Friday evening. The Irish had three players record two hits in DM Jefferson, Nick Juaire and Carter Putz. The biggest issue was Notre Dame couldn’t quite get runners home as they went 0-for-2 with the bases loaded and 4-for-15 with runners in scoring position. 

Georgia Tech also struck out 12 Irish batters, including four of the final six batters when holding a three-run lead entering the 8th. 

- Grad transfer Blake Hely struggled again with his command and consistency as he only went 2.1 innings to start the game. Hely faced 13 batters and gave up four hits, two runs on 50 pitches before LHP Jack Findlay replaced him. 

Findlay was solid once again as he went 3.2 innings giving up three hits, one run, one walk and recording four strikeouts. Notre Dame led 4-3 in the bottom of the 7th when the Irish turned to RHP Matt Bedford. 

Bedford, who had been consistent this season, had a rough outing as he gave up three hits, four runs, one walk while striking out two in just one inning. One of those runs came on a bases loaded balk. 

- The Notre Dame defense recorded one official error, but there a couple costly mistakes by TJ Williams and Brooks Coetzee. TJ Williams slightly misjudged a ball to centerfield in the 7th which led to him slipping and the ball getting behind him which gave the Yellow Jackets momentum. 

Notre Dame Lineup

NAME POSITION BATTING AVERAGE
Jack Penney 3B .062
Zack Prajzner SS .257
Danny Neri C .308
Brooks Coetzee RF .273
Carter Putz 1B .216
Nick Juaire DH .400
TJ Williams CF .179
DM Jefferson LF .222
Estevan Moreno 2B .100

Georgia Tech Lineup

NAME POSITION BATTING AVERAGE
Jake DeLeo CF .436
Angelo Dispigna LF .358
Drew Compton 3B .250
Jack Rubenstein C .413
Stephen Reid RF .232
Jackson Finley P .447
Nicholas Romano 2B .261
Kristian Campbell DH .333
Nico Senese SS .333

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