Notre Dame baseball: Irish manage a split

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After the Irish collected nine hits in the first two games of the series, Notre Dame racked up 18 in the series finale. Junior 1B and All-American candidate Trey Mancini went 4-for-6 with a double, RBI and two runs scored. He extended his hitting streak to a career-best 18 games. Mancini has now collected multiple hits in 12 of the last 13 games for the Irish. He raised his batting average to a BIG EAST-best .394.

Lane Richards had four hits, including a double and triple, scored two runs and drove in three.

Frank DeSico, Zak Kutsulis and Ryan Bull all chipped in two hits apiece.

Dan Slania picked up his league-leading 12th save of the season. He allowed five runs, three earned, on seven hits in 4.0 innings of work.

Sunday’s first game was a continuation of a scoreless game that was halted in the fifth inning Saturday because of rain. St. John’s got the edge right away with two runs in the fifth.

The Irish managed just four hits and a run in the seventh. Trey Mancini’s home run was the only offense.

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Pat Connaughton, Nick McCarty (5, L, 4-4), Donnie Hissa (6), David Hearne (8). Sean Hagan, Ryan Horstman (5, W, 6-5).

2B: Zach Lauricella (SJ).

HR: Trey Mancini (N).

Second game

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Sean Fitzgerald (W, 5-3), Dan Slania (6, S 12). Ryan McCormick (L, 3-6), Alex Katz (4), Joey Graziano (5), Anthony Rosati (6), Joey Christopher (7), Matt Clancy (7), Matt Hennie (9), Thomas Hackimer (9), Anthony Cervone (9).

2B: Frank DeSico (N), Eric Jagielo (N), Mancini, Lane Richards (N), Forrest Johnson (N), Jamal Clark (SJ), Frank Schwindel (SJ), Danny Bethea (SJ) Kyle Lombardo (SJ), Bret Dennis (SJ).

3B: Richards.

HR: Schwindel.

Records: Notre Dame 29-21 (9-12 Big East), St. John’s 22-31 (9-12).