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SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The 13th-ranked Notre Dame baseball team (12-5) is set to get back on the diamond to close out the homestand Tuesday night. The Irish welcome Northern Illinois to Frank Eck Stadium for a mid-week contest before hitting the road this coming weekend. Tuesday’s matchup with the Huskies is set for a 5 p.m. ET first pitch and will be streamed on the ACC Network Extra. Admission is free for all fans this season at Frank Eck Stadium.

Midweek Preview
Matchup: Northern Illinois (4-17, 4-6 MAC) vs. No. 13 Notre Dame (12-5, 2-4 ACC)
When: Tuesday, March 29 | 5 p.m. ET
Probable Starters: LHP Connor Langreder (0-1, 10.80 ERA) vs. RHP Liam Simon (0-0, 6.75 ERA)
Where: South Bend, Ind. | Frank Eck Stadium
Admission: Free for all fans
Watch: ACCNX
Live Scoring: StatBroadcast
Notes: Notre Dame
Social: @NDBaseball
@NotreDameBaseball

  BY THE NUMBERS
.708 The Irish own a 17-7 record (.708) at home under head coach Link Jarrett. Notre Dame is 4-0 against non-conference opponents at home under Jarrett and won all three games of the 2021 South Bend Regional.
.740 The Irish are 57-20 (.740) 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 457 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.
1.20 Notre Dame is 14th in the NCAA and third in the ACC with a 1.20 WHIP this season. They have surrendered 115 hits and 68 walks in 152.1 innings pitched.
6.79 The Irish are fifth in the NCAA and second in the ACC with 6.53 hits allowed per nine innings. They have given up 115 hits in 152.1 innings pitched this season.
7 The Irish are 7-0 in mid-week games during Link Jarrett’s tenure. They are 2-0 this season with a road win over Elon and a home win over Valparaiso.
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 10th in the NCAA and third in the ACC in strikeouts per nine innings with 11.5. The Irish pitching staff has struck out 194 batters in 152.1 innings this season.
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 Welcome Huskies for Midweek Matchup

  • Notre Dame will close out the homestand with a mid-week contest with MAC foe Northern Illinois on Tuesday at Frank Eck Stadium.
  • This will be the 12th meeting all-time between the Irish and Huskies and the Irish hold an 8-3 advantage. The Irish are 4-1 all-time in games played in South Bend.
  • The Irish have won six of their last seven games against Northern Illinois dating back to 1995.
  • Northern Illinois enters the matchup with a 4-17 record and are 4-6 in conference play.
  • The Huskies went 1-2 over the weekend against Kent State and have the final game of the series against the Golden Flashes on Monday.
  • The Irish remain ranked in all six polls with their highest ranking of No. 13 in the Perfect Game poll.
  • Notre Dame is 17-7 (.708) at home under head coach Link Jarrett in his three seasons at the helm.
  • The Irish are 7-0 in mid-week contests during Jarrett’s tenure. They are 4-0 at home in mid-week games over the past three years and are 2-0 this season after a win over Elon on the road and a win over Valparaiso at home.
  • Notre Dame continues to have one of the best fielding and pitching teams in the country as the Irish rank No. 2 in the NCAA in fielding percentage (.988), fifth in hits allowed per nine innings (6.79) and 10th in strikeouts per nine innings (11.5).

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 57-20, good for a .740 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 88-21 .807
Arkansas 79-22 .782
Texas 83-27 .755
Old Dominion 74-24 .755
Vanderbilt 81-27 .750
Texas Tech 75-25 .750
NOTRE DAME 57-20 .740
UC Santa Barbara 70-26 .729
San Diego 60-23 .723
Ole Miss 77-31 .713
  • Among ACC teams, the Irish have the best winning percentage over the past three seasons.
School Record Since 2020 Win Pct.
NOTRE DAME 57-20 .741
NC State 66-30 .688
Virginia 72-33 .686
Miami 62-31 .667
Louisville 60-31 .659

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