Notre Dame baseball cruises
After dropping a 6-5 decision to Indiana on the road Tuesday night, Notre Dame’s baseball team bounced back with an 11-0 rout of visiting Chicago State (9-29-1) Wednesday night.
The No. 26 Irish (27-13) banged out 14 hits and four pitchers combined to toss a three-hitter.
Four Notre Dame players reached double figures in hits, including designated hitter Jake Shepski, who went 3-for-4 with two triples, a double and three RBIs. Kyle Fiala went 2-for-4 with a triple, a double, and two RBIs and two runs scored, Cavan Biggio recorded a solo homer to go along with three walks, Robert Youngdahl totaled a double and three RBIs, Ryan Lidge went 2-for-3 with a walk and Kyle Richardson broke out of his recent slump with a 2-for-3 night that featured two singles and a walk. Fiala extended his on-base streak to 29 games.
On the mound for Notre Dame, Connor Hale (5.0 IP, 3 H), Charlie Vorsheck (1.0 IP, 1 BB), Evy Ruibal (2.0 IP, 3 SO) and Youngdahl (1.0 IP, 2 SO) combined on Notre Dame’s fourth shutout.