Notre Dame baseball: Hearne helps Irish split

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Following a 4-2 loss in 10 innings to Michigan in game one, Notre Dame rallied in game two behind stellar relief pitching from sophomore Michael Hearne to claim a 6-3 victory over Youngstown State and earn a split on day two of the USA Baseball-Irish Classic in Cary, N.C. Saturday. Hearne (1-0) went 7Ð innings after entering the game in the second inning and allowed just one hit and no runs or walks while fanning five. Notre Dame is 4-6 this season.

MICHIGAN 4, NOTRE DAME 2

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Ben Ballantine, James Bourque (6), Jacob Croneworth (9) (W, 1-0); Nick McCarty, Jim Orwick (8), Cristian Torres (8) (L, 0-1), Donnie Hissa (10).

2B: (ND) Zak Kutsulis, Lane Richards.

3B: (M) Jackson Glines

NOTRE DAME 6, YOUNGSTOWN STATE 3

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Ryan Smoyer, Michael Hearne (2) (W, 1-0), Donnie Hissa (9); Brendon Shoemaker, Jared Wight (5) (L, 1-1), Josh North (6).

2B: (Y) Phil Lipari, Brent Gillespie, Jake Ross; (ND) Kyle Fiala, Blaise Lezynski, Lane Richards.

Records: Notre Dame 4-6.