Despite a 12-inning games against Florida State, Notre Dame baseball fell in the first-round of the ACC Tournament, 5-3.
Starting pitcher, Brad Bass, had an incredible start to this rainy showing, striking out three and not allowing a run through the first four innings. Despite the game being delayed three hours from it’s original start date, and ending nearly eight hours after it was supposed to begin, the Fighting Irish were able to use their pitching to stay competitive against the Seminoles.
Nick Podkul led the way by homering twice in this outing, but eventually, Florida State got the best of Notre Dame in the 12th inning. Even with his 4-5 showing, Podkul wasn’t enough to lift the Irish past FSU and to the second-round of the ACC Tournament.
Notre Dame didn’t come into the game a favorite and the loss wasn’t shocking after a questionable season by the Irish. Finishing the regular season 26-30 and 10-20 against the ACC, Notre Dame was a long shot to win the conference tournament.
The Irish still have a chance, though. As the head to their second Pool A matchup on Thursday, they’re hoping to shock the world and beat top-seeded Louisville. Despite an upset being a long shot, Notre Dame is hoping they can overcome the adversary and prove they aren’t the bottom of the barrel team the ACC thinks they are.
This game will be hosted on the ACC Network and will begin at 7 pm at Louisville Slugger Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky.
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