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Game Thread | (G2) Florida State at Notre Dame

April 29, 2023

Florida State (15-25, 6-16) at Notre Dame (23-17, 11-11) 

When: April 28th

Time: 12:00 PM ET 

Where: Frank Eck Stadium | South Bend, Ind.

Watch: ACC Network Extra 


- Florida State leads the all-time series 22-14. 

- The Irish are 5-8 at home against the Seminoles. 

- Notre Dame fell 3-2 on Friday night as Florida State struck out 12 Irish batters. 


Florida State RHP Connor Whittaker 3-5 4.96 49.0 48
Notre Dame RHP Blake Hely 2-1 4.82 46.2 45


Florida State TBA - - - -
Notre Dame TBA - - - -

OFFENSIVE STATS (Entering the series)

STAT Florida State Notre Dame
Batting Avg. .273 .242
Runs 235 228
Hits 377 311
2B 73 53
3B 11 5
Home Runs 42 47
RBI 213 205
SLG% .433 .401
Walks 123 148
Hit by Pitch 27 69
Strikeouts 346 352
OB% 0.342 0.349

PITCHING STATS (Entering the series) 

STAT Florida State Notre Dame
ERA 6.01 4.57
Hits 377 311
Runs 281 198
ER 232 173
Walks 281 145
Strikeouts 348 330
Opponent Batting Avg. .274 .240

- Florida State got a strong pitching performance from Jackson Baumeister on Friday night as he went 6.0 innings while giving up just four hits, one run and struck out nine Irish batters. Notre Dame will need to figure out a way to get to the Florida State pen sooner in game two as the Irish likely hold an advantage there. 

The Irish offense was able to get baserunners, but batted just 1-for-15 with runners on base and 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position. That will need to improve in game two and three. 

Freshman Estevan Moreno continued to show his growth as he went 2-for-4 with a home run and brought in both of Notre Dame’s runs. Zack Prajzner recorded two hits and DM Jefferson chipped in with a double to improve his batting average to .281 on the year. 

Notre Dame got great performances on the mound from LHP Aidan Tyrell and RHP Radek Birkholz as they held the Noles to three runs. Tyrell (7-2) went 7.0 innings giving up five hits, three runs, four walks and three strikeouts on 89 pitches as he steps into a starting role for Jack Findlay. Birkholz went 2.0 innings giving up zero hits and striking out one. 

- Saturday is important as Notre Dame can’t afford to lose the series and it will come down to putting runs on the board. The Irish will need more from the top of its lineup as TJ Williams, Carter Putz, Jack Penney and Vinny Martinez combined to go 0-for-15 on Friday night. 

RHP Blake Hely will make his 11th start of the season and he’s started to find a flow on the mound. Hely leads the Irish in innings pitched (46.2) and holds an ERA of 4.82 entering Saturday’s contest. Notre Dame hasn’t named a starter for Sunday, so all options could be on the table for relief work. If the Irish are in a close game, RHP Caden Spivey seems the most likely to get work as RHP Carter Bosch started last Sunday. Regardless, Notre Dame needs to get runs on the board in game two to even the series. 

Notre Dame Lineup

TJ Williams CF .227
Zack Prajzner SS .287
Carter Putz 1B .280
Jack Penney 3B .248
Vinny Martinez DH .258
DM Jefferson LF .279
Brooks Coetzee RF .259
Danny Neri C .225
Estevan Moreno 2B .203

Florida State Lineup

James Tibbs III 1B .320
Jamie Ferrer RF .345
Cam Smith 3B .261
McGwire Holbrook DH .241
Nander De Sedas 2B .246
Jordan Carrion SS .272
DeAmez Ross CF .243
Treyton Rank LF .252
Colton Vincent C .271

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