Hurricanes Fall at Notre Dame, 5-2

Hurricanes Fall at Notre Dame, 5-2

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The University of Miami baseball team dropped game two of its weekend set at Notre Dame, coming up short, 5-2, Saturday afternoon at Frank Eck Stadium.

“We had our opportunities,” head coach J.D. Arteaga said. “We hit some balls hard and hit into a couple double plays that really hurts us. We had a chance to sweep the last couple weekends and didn’t finish the job. Now, we’re fighting for our lives tomorrow. We will show up and compete tomorrow.”

For the second straight day, the Hurricanes (12-10, 4-4 ACC) grabbed an early 1-0.

Junior second baseman Dorian Gonzalez Jr. put Miami on the board in the first, but the Fighting Irish (14-8, 2-6 ACC) answered right back.

In the bottom half, Notre Dame graduate Simon Baumgardt knotted the score with a sacrifice fly to left.

Three innings later, the Fighting Irish broke things open.

Six of the first seven Notre Dame batters reached safely, as the Irish mounted a three-spot in the fourth.

Designated hitter Brady Gumpf, catcher Carson Tinney and center fielder T.J. Williams all delivered RBI hits to vault Notre Dame ahead, 4-1.

Miami center fielder Edgardo Villegas smacked a solo shot to right field to pull the visitors within two, but Irish right-hander Ricky Reeth (1-2) held the Hurricanes there.

Reeth tossed five innings of one-run baseball out of the bullpen to earn the win and secures the series for the Fighting Irish.

Starter Rafe Schlesinger (2-1) picked up the loss, after allowing four runs across six innings.

Miami and Notre Dame wrap up the series Sunday. First pitch is slated for 1 p.m.

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