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Notre Dame Fighting Irish baseball

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish baseball team represents the University of Notre Dame in NCAA Division I college baseball. Notre Dame competes as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference and plays its home games at Frank Eck Stadium in Notre Dame, Indiana.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish baseball
Notre Dame Fighting Irish logo.svg
Founded1892 (1892)
UniversityUniversity of Notre Dame
Head coachLink Jarrett (1st season)
ConferenceACC
Atlantic Division
LocationNotre Dame, Indiana
Home stadiumFrank Eck Stadium
(Capacity: 2,500)
NicknameFighting Irish
ColorsBlue and Gold[1]
         
College World Series appearances
1957, 2002
NCAA Tournament appearances
1949, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1963, 1970, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2015
Conference tournament champions
1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Conference champions
1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006

HistoryEdit

Moving to Notre Dame in 1995, Paul Mainieri turned the Fighting Irish into a perennial postseason contender winning the Big East tournament a record 5 straight seasons, making the NCAA Tournament 9 out of 12 seasons, and leading the Irish to one College World Series appearance in 2002. He won the 2001 Big East Coach of the Year award. In total, Mainieri posted a .714 winning percentage going 533–213–3 in twelve seasons.

Evansville's Dave Schrage then earned what he called his dream job, succeeding Mainieri as head coach at Notre Dame.[2] Mik Aoki was named the team's 23rd head coach in team history in the summer of 2010.[3] On June 8, 2019, Notre Dame announced that they would not renew Aoki's contract for the 2020 season.[4]

On July 12, 2019, Link Jarrett was named the 24th coach in team history.[5]

Notre Dame in the NCAA TournamentEdit

Year Record Pct Notes
1949 0–2 .000 Region B
1956 1–2 .333 District 4
1957 5–3 .625 College World Series (4th place)
1958 2–2 .500 District 4
1959 2–2 .500 District 4
1960 0–2 .000 District 4
1963 1–2 .333 District 4
1970 1–2 .333 District 4
1989 1–2 .333 West II Regional
1992 3–2 .600 Atlantic Regional
1993 3–2 .600 East Regional
1994 2–2 .500 East Regional
1996 1–2 .333 South I Regional
1999 1–2 .333 South Bend Regional
2000 3–2 .600 Starkville Regional
2001 3–2 .600 South Bend Regional
2002 6–3 .667 College World Series (5th place)
2003 2–2 .500 Fullerton Regional
2004 2–2 .500 South Bend Regional
2005 2–2 .500 Gainesville Regional
2006 0–2 .000 Lexington Regional
2015 1–2 .333 Champaign Regional
TOTALS
42–46 .477 2 CWS Appearances

Current and former major league playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Notre Dame Logo Sheet (PDF). Retrieved June 22, 2016.
  2. ^ Marlen Garcia (May 10, 2007). "Notre Dame coach Dave Schrage stays strong". USA Today. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  3. ^ Chris Masoud (April 13, 2011). "Baseball: Aoki changes team culture". The Observer. Notre Dame, IN. Retrieved February 1, 2013.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Mike Berardino (June 8, 2019). "Notre Dame will not renew Mik Aoki's contract after 9 seasons as baseball coach". www.indystar.com. USA Today. Retrieved June 8, 2019.
  5. ^ "Notre Dame announces Link Jarrett as new baseball coach". www.ndsmoberver. The Observer. July 12, 2019. Retrieved July 12, 2019.

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