Baseball travels to play Notre Dame


The Bowling Green baseball team will make the trip to South Bend, Ind. today to take on No. 19 Notre Dame, weather permitting. The Irish are on an 11-game win streak, most recently posting victories over St. John’s, 11-3 and 18-3, in Sunday’s doubleheader. Notre Dame (20-6 overall, 7-1 Big East) has won 27 of their last 28 games at Frank Eck Stadium in South Bend. The Falcons (8-11 overall, 3-3 Mid-American Conference) are on a winning streak of their own, having won their last four games against Eastern Michigan, Cleveland State and Oakland. Bowling Green head coach Danny Schmitz has emphasized getting all three phases, pitching, defense and offense, together for the Falcons to win.

The Falcons will need to play one of their best games this season today to beat a Notre Dame team that played in the College World Series last year.

Bowling Green’s pitching staff will have a tough assignment, trying to contain the explosive offense of Notre Dame. The Irish had 27 hits and five home runs in two games against St. John’s last weekend.

Weather conditions in South Bend were similar yesterday to Bowling Green’s conditions. The Weather Channel forecasted more snow last evening as well.