The Fighting Irish could have walked home today, but decided that they want to stay. Beating Rutgers 9-0, Notre Dame stays alive the Big East Baseball Tournament.
Notre Dame (30-27), which dropped its opening game of the Championship on Wednesday, remains alive in the double-elimination bracket to face either Seton Hall or St. John’s Friday at 3 pm ET Rutgers (31-25) was eliminated following its second loss of the tournament.
Senior pitcher Will Hudgins gave Notre Dame seven shutout innings and improved his record to 5-3.
CF Charlie Markson went 4-5 with 2 RBIs and 4 runs scored. Adding to Notre Dame’s offensive success was 1B Trey Mancini, who went 2-4 with 1 RBI, 2 runs scored, and 1 walk. The Irish totaled 14 hits with 1 hit coming from 7 different players.
Markson’s solo home run in the top of the 1st was the only run Notre Dame really needed, but the Irish added 2 more in the top of the 3rd on an RBI double to leftfield by Joe Hudson and Alex Robinson’s fielder’s choice that brought in Trey Mancini and put the Irish up 3-0 before you knew it.
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