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Game Thread | Valparaiso at Notre Dame

April 16, 2024
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Valparaiso (11-22) at Notre Dame (15-18) 


When: April 16th

Time: 4:30 PM ET 

Where: Frank Eck Stadium | South Bend, Ind. 

Watch: ACC Network Extra 


QUICK FACTS

- Notre Dame leads the all-time series 87-21. 

- The Irish won both games against Valpo during the 2023 season. 

- Notre Dame enters the week with the lowest team batting average (.266) and the second-highest team ERA (6.62) in the ACC. 


PROBABLE STARTERS

SUNDAY

SCHOOL NAME RECORD  ERA IP STRIKEOUTS
Notre Dame RHP DJ Helwig 0-0 10.80 3.1 2
Valparaiso RHP Kaleb Krier 1-2 6.00 24.0 13

WHAT TO WATCH

Valparaiso is a bad baseball team. If Notre Dame can’t beat an 11-22 Missouri Valley team at home, then this season might go off the rails worse than it already has. 

NOTRE DAME LINEUP

NAME POSITION BATTING AVERAGE
TJ Williams CF .355
David Glancy LF .284
Jack Penney SS .220
Estevan Moreno 2B .333
Connor Hincks 1B .279
Simon Baumgardt 3B .272
Tito Flores DH .258
Brady Gumpf RF .273
Carson Tinney C .245

VALPO LINEUP

NAME POSITION BATTING AVERAGE
Kyle Schmack LF .297
Ryan Maka DH .250
Carson Husmann RF .268
Brady Renfro 1B .207
Alex Ryan CF .278
Connor Giusti 3B .227
Brady Nowicki 2B .143
Kade Reinerston C .133
Alex Thurston SS .262

OFFENSIVE STATS 

STAT VALPARAISO NOTRE DAME
Batting Avg. .249 .266
Runs 167 236
Hits 263 302
2B 61 65
3B 3 10
Home Runs 35 51
RBI 152 212
SLG% .411 .475
Walks 163 132
Hit by Pitch 38 45
Strikeouts 267 287
OB% .385 .359

PITCHING STATS 

STAT VALPARAISO NOTRE DAME
ERA 7.22 6.62
Hits 329 316
Runs 251 231
ER 216 209
Walks 122 137
Strikeouts 228 251
Opponent Batting Avg. .301 .282

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