Notre Dame baseball: Connaughton debuts

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Notre Dame basketball standout Pat Connaughton made his season debut for the Irish baseball team on Saturday in game two of a doubleheader sweep at the hands of Duke. The Blue Devils posted 4-1 and 1-0 victories at Durham, N.C.

Connaughton, who earlier in the week finished his junior season on the basketball floor, went three innings and did not allow a run. He allowed three hits, struck out one and walked two in throwing 51 pitches. He did not factor in the decision.

The Irish, who collected a combined 10 hits on the day, dropped to 6-12 overall and 0-6 in the ACC.

DUKE 4-1, NOTRE DAME 1-0

At Durham, N.C.

Game 1

Notre Dame001000000 — 1 5 0 
Duke00310000x— 4 7 0

Andrew Istler (W, 3-2), Robert Huber (9); Nick McCarty (L, 0-4), Matt Ternowchek (5).

2B: Chris Marconcini (DU), Ryan Deitrich (D).

3B: Mike Rosenfeld (D).

Game 2

Notre Dame000000000 — 0 5 3
Duke000000001 — 1 4 0

Michael Matuella, Dillon Haviland (4), Sarkis Ohanian (7), Nick Hendrix (7), Conner Stevens (8), Chris Kono (9), Robert Huber (W 2-0, 9); Pat Connaughton, Michael Hearne (L, 1-1, 4).

2B: Blaise Lezynski (ND), Cristian Perez (D).