Notre Dame softball: Connaughton lifts ND

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Notre Dame took advantage of a Pittsburgh error in the second inning and pitcher Pat Connaughton allowed four hits over seven innings as the Irish won 3-0 at Eck Stadium Thursday.

Notre Dame scored twice in the second inning thanks to an error by right fielder Casey Roche. The Irish added an insurance run in the eighth inning to improve to 20-31 overall and 7-21 in ACC play.

Connaughton improved to 3-5 with Donnie Hissa pitching the final two innings for his fourth save.

Cavan Biggio led ND with two hits.

At Eck Stadium

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Patt Connaughton (W, 3-5), Donnie Hissa (8) (S); T.J. Zeuch (L, 2-6).

3B: (ND) Cavan Biggio.

Records: Notre Dame 20-31 overall, 7-21 ACC; Pittsburgh 22-28, 11-17.