Notre Dame baseball: Irish hold off Broncos

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Notre Dame used a seven-run fourth inning, then held off an eight-run rally by Western Michigan in the bottom of the ninth to escape with a 13-10 triumph Tuesday in Kalamazoo.

On the heels of its season-high 16 runs and 18 hits on Sunday against St. John’s, Notre Dame (30-21) racked up 15 more base knocks.

Junior first baseman and All-America candidate Trey Mancini extended his hitting streak to a career-best 19 games. He went 3-for-5 with a double, home run, three runs scored and three RBIs.

Mancini has registered a multi-hit outing in 13 of the last 14 games. He also lifted his batting average to .399.

Connor Hale picked up his first career victory for the Irish. He allowed a pair of runs on five hits in three innings of work.

At Kalamazoo

Notre Dame001703020 — 13 15 1
W. Michigan200000008 — 10 15 3

Connor Hale (W, 1-0), David Hearne (4), Michael Hearne (6), Nick McCarty (9), Donnie Hissa (9); Nimke (L, 2-6), Brennan (4), Bradley (6), Nestor (8), Borlik (8).

2B: Frank DeSico (ND) 2, Trey Mancini (ND); Sohn (W), Cable (W).

HR: Mancini (ND), Ryan Bull (ND).

Records: Notre Dame 30-21.