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Notre Dame Baseball: Irish 5, Rutgers 2

The Men’s baseball team took on Rutgers in a huge Big East match up. In his last start at home, senior pitcher Will Hudgins ended his Irish run in style throwing a complete on route to a 5-2 win.

With a season-high crowd of 1,113 on hand, Notre Dame (26-22, 12-10 Big East) moved into a tie for sixth place in the conference standings with Rutgers (27-21, 12-10).

“Will was outstanding from beginning to end,” Irish second-year head coach Mik Aokisaid. “He only made two bad pitches all night, and, like he has all season, gave us a good chance to win the game.”

Through 5.2 innings, Hudgins had retired 17 of the first 19 batters, including seven on strikeouts.

“I’ve been successful this year, when I’ve located my fastball and slider to set-up my splitter for strikeouts, and I really accomplished that tonight,” Hudgins said.”

With no errors on the night, this surely was a complete game for ND and their defense.

Notre Dame’s offense had a strong outing. With 6 out of 8 field players recording hits, the Irish were very sharp from the start.

3B Eric Jagielo was 1 of 3 batters to have a multi-hit game. Jagielo put the Irish on top, 1-0 with a RBI double, something we have see him do a lot this year.

Notre Dame and Rutgers will meet against 2:05 pm ET. on Saturday at Frank Eck Stadium.




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