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SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The 13th-ranked Notre Dame baseball team (13-5, 2-4 ACC) is off on the road and a top-15 matchup awaits in Tallahassee. The Irish and fifth-ranked Seminoles (16-8, 6-3 ACC) are set to face off for a three-game series starting Friday night from Dick Howser Stadium. The series-opener is set for a 7 p.m. ET first pitch and will be streamed on the ACC Network Extra. Head coach Link Jarrett is returning to his alma mater this weekend as he was a four-year starter for the Seminoles from 1991-94.

Weekend Preview
Matchup: No. 13 Notre Dame (13-5, 2-4 ACC) vs. No. 5 Florida State (16-8, 6-3 ACC)
When: Friday, April 1 | 7 p.m. ET
Saturday, April 2 | 2 p.m. ET
Sunday, April 3 | 1 p.m. ET
Probable Starters: LHP John Michael Bertrand (4-0, 2.19 ERA) vs. LHP Parker Messick (4-1, 2.84 ERA)
TBA vs. LHP Bryce Hubbart (5-1, 2.17 ERA)
RHP Austin Temple (2-0, 2.42 ERA) vs. LHP Ross Dunn (1-1, 2.00 ERA)
Where: Tallahassee, FL | Dick Howser Stadium
Watch: ACCNX (Friday)
ACCNX (Saturday)
ACCNX (Sunday)
Live Scoring: StatBroadcast
Notes: Notre Dame
Social: @NDBaseball
@NotreDameBaseball

  BY THE NUMBERS
.744 The Irish own a 29-10 record (.744) on the road in three years under head coach Link Jarrett.
.744 The Irish are 58-20 (.744) since the start of the 2020 season. That winning percentage ranks seventh in the NCAA over the past three seasons.
.988 Notre Dame ranks second in the NCAA in fielding percentage with a .988 mark this season. The Irish have committed only eight errors in 484 putout opportunities this season.
1 The Irish allowed only one hit in the 3-1 win over Minnesota on March 6. It is the fewest hits allowed in a game since April 18, 2007, when the Irish surrendered one hit in a 1-0 win over Purdue in 10-innings.
1.17 Notre Dame is 10th in the NCAA and third in the ACC with a 1.17 WHIP this season. They have surrendered 118 hits and 71 walks in 161.1 innings pitched.
3.40 The Irish rank 14th nationally and third in the ACC in team ERA with 3.40. They have given up 61 earned runs in 161.1 innings this season.
6.58 The Irish are fifth in the NCAA and second in the ACC with 6.58 hits allowed per nine innings. They have given up 118 hits in 161.1 innings pitched this season.
7 Notre Dame tallied seven team steals in the midweek win over Northern Illinois. It was the most steals in a game for the Irish since March 1, 2020, when they stole seven against Presbyterian.
8 The Irish scored eight unanswered runs in the 8-4 comeback win over #17 NC State on March 11. It was the most unanswered runs in a game since Game 2 of the Super Regional when the Irish scored nine unanswered runs to beat #7 Mississippi State.
11.5 The Irish rank eighth in the NCAA and third in the ACC in strikeouts per nine innings with 11.5. The Irish pitching staff has struck out 207 batters in 161.1 innings this season.
14 Notre Dame is 14-2-1 all-time in regular-season series under Jarrett. The Irish are 8-1 in ACC series on the road and are 12-2-1 in ACC series over the past three seasons.
15 In the 20-2 win over Marist, 15 different Irish players recorded a hit. It is the most players with a hit in a game for the Irish over the past 16 years. The previous record was 13 against Georgetown in 2008.
57 Outfielder Spencer Myers has 57 steals in his Irish career and ranks eighth all-time in program history for most career steals. He trails AJ Pollock by four for seventh place in program history.

Irish and Seminoles Renew Acquaintances 

  • The Irish are off for their third ACC road series as they head south to take on #5 Florida State.
  • Head coach Link Jarrett will be heading back to his alma mater this weekend as he was a four-year starter for the Seminoles and Mike Martin Sr. from 1991-94.
  • The Seminoles went to the College World Series in three of his four years in Tallahassee and Jarrett is still in the NCAA record book for the most career assists. He tallied 802 assists over 276 games with Florida State and that mark still ranks No. 1 in all of college baseball.
  • Jarrett ranks first in the Seminole record book for consecutive games played for his career (235) and is second all-time in games played (276).
  • Jarrett and Seminole head coach Mike Martin Jr. were teammates during the 1993 and 1994 seasons. Martin Jr. was the starting catcher and Jarrett the starting second baseman in Florida State’s College World Series run in 1994.
  • The Seminoles are ranked as high as No. 5 in the weekly polls and are 16-8 and 6-3 in ACC play heading into the top-15 matchup. 
  • Florida State went 2-2 this past week as they won the weekend series over Duke at home and fell in a midweek matchup against #14 Florida in Jacksonville.
  • This will be the second ranked opponent the Seminoles have faced this year after facing the 14th-ranked Gators in the midweek matchup.
  • The Seminoles lead the all-time series between the two schools 21-10 and they are 12-4 against the Irish in games in Tallahassee.
  • Last season, Florida State won the series against the Irish after taking two-of-three games at Frank Eck Stadium in the final home series of the regular season.
  • The Irish are 13-5 and 2-4 in ACC play heading into the weekend after a midweek win over Northern Illinois.
  • This will be the third ACC road series this season for the Irish and they are 1-1 this year with a road series win at NC State and dropped the series at Louisville.
  • All-time under Jarrett, the Irish are 14-2-1 in series and 8-1 in ACC series on the road.
  • Notre Dame is 14-8 against ranked opponents under Jarrett and they are 10-4 against ranked teams on the road. This season, the Irish are 2-0 after winning both games against #17 NC State back in March.

Irish Run Past Northern Illinois

  • The Irish were hot on the base paths and at the plate in the 11-2 win over Northern Illinois.
  • They scored double-figure runs for the eighth time this season and had a season-best seven steals.
  • The seven steals were the most in a game since 2020, when the Irish tallied seven in a win over Presbyterian.
  • Zack Prajzner led the way at the plate with a team-high three hits and three runs. Ryan Cole set a career-high with three steals for the game and Jared Miller hit his first home run of the season.
  • The Irish broke the game open after scoring five runs in the sixth inning. It was the 10th time this season the Irish have scored five or more runs in a single inning.
  • On the mound, five different pitchers saw action against the Huskies.
  • Freshman Roman Kimball earned the win after 2.1 innings of scoreless relief. He allowed just one hit while setting a career high with four strikeouts.
  • Fellow freshman Jack Findlay tossed 2.1 innings of work without allowing a runner to reach base. He tied a career high with three strikeouts.
  • The staff limited Northern Illinois to two runs, the ninth time this season they have allowed two runs or fewer.

Among the Nation’s Best

  • Since the start of the 2020 season, the Irish have been one of the most consistent teams over the past three seasons.
  • Notre Dame is 58-20, good for a .744 winning percentage over that period.
  • That ranks seventh overall in the NCAA, trailing Tennessee, Arkansas, Old Dominion, Texas, Vanderbilt and Texas Tech.
School Record Since 2020 Win Pct.
Tennessee 89-21 .809
Arkansas 80-22 .784
Texas Tech 77-25 .755
Vanderbilt 82-27 .752
Texas 83-28 .748
Old Dominion 74-25 .747
NOTRE DAME 58-20 .744
San Diego 61-23 .726
UC Santa Barbara 70-27 .722
Ole Miss 78-31 .716
  • Among ACC teams, the Irish have the best winning percentage over the past three seasons.
School Record Since 2020 Win Pct.
NOTRE DAME 58-20 .744
NC State 67-30 .691
Virginia 73-33 .689
Miami 63-31 .670
Louisville 61-31 .663

Road Warriors

  • The Irish have been known to be a tough out on the road under head coach Link Jarrett. 
  • Notre Dame is a combined 29-10 on the road and have won 10 of 11 regular season road series since Jarrett came to South Bend in 2020.
  • In Jarrett’s tenure, the Irish have won eight ACC road series, while also winning non-conference road series against UAB and Presbyterian in the 2020 season. 
  • Earlier this season, the Irish won their eighth-straight ACC road series to set a program record  for most consecutive conference road series wins.
  • It broke the previous record set by the 1991-93 squads that won seven-consecutive conference series while in the Mid-Western Collegiate Conference.

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