Notre Dame baseball: Santa Clara tops Irish

Staff reports
ND Insider

Notre Dame dropped an 8-7 decision to Santa Clara Sunday in San Antonio, Texas.

Santa Clara (5-4) went 4-0 on the weekend to claim the Irish Baseball Classic title.

The Irish (3-4) got four hits from Zak Kutsulis and three from Kyle Richardson in a 14-hit attack. Six pitchers combined to yield 11 hits and five walks. Two runs were unearned. Cavan Biggio had two RBIs.

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Scott Kerrigan, Michael Hearne (2), Ryan Smoyer (4), Jim Orwick (4), Joey Cresta (5, L, 0-1), Donnie Hissa (5); Jacob Steffens, Chris Heckert (6, W, 2-0), Reece Karalus (8)

2b: Zak Kutsulis (ND), Kyle Fiala (ND), Zack Looney (SC), Stevie Berman (SC)