The Notre Dame baseball team is taking the College World Series by storm, a process that started with an improbable run last season.
For the 2022 Notre Dame baseball team, the contributions have been up and down the roster, from veteran players to some star freshmen. Throughout the 2022 season, the Irish proved themselves to be one of the best teams in the country, even if they were not awarded a regional when the NCAA Tournament kicked off.
Instead, they had to go on the road, displaying outstanding pitching during the regional, and then upsetting the No. 1 team in the country in the Super Regional. From there, they were not given much of a chance as the College World Series kicked off from Omaha, looking like big-time underdogs against the University of Texas, a team they would end up dominating.
Now, as they take the field tonight for their second CWS game, the narrative is changing, and some believe the Irish could win the whole thing. This was a process that started last season when Link Jarrett led his team to a Super Regional, and it could end with them being the last team standing.
Notre Dame baseball is a team on a mission
In their victory against Texas on Friday, the Irish got at least one hit from all but two players in their starting lineup. They also saw star freshman Ryan Lindley take the ball in a pressure situation, and like he has done all season, showed no signs of the moment being too big for him.
Carter Putz, a star from last year’s team, had a monster home run in the ninth inning, as the Irish led this game from start to finish. For Jarrett, the season has been a testament to the bonding forged by losing on the national stage last season, and a total group effort of players that have leaned on each other, and had to fight uphill all season long.
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Tonight, Notre Dame baseball will take on Oklahoma at 7 pm ET on ESPN2, and hopefully, will continue this magical run.