June 27, 2019
COLLEGE BASEBALL

Notre Dame tips UMaine in 10th Black Bears had four-run lead

SANTALUCES, Fla. – Ryan Sharpley hit a two-out home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to power the Notre Dame baseball team to an 11-10 victory Tuesday over the University of Maine at the Santaluces Complex.

UMaine’s Will Carroll gave up the homer and picked up the loss for the Black Bears, who fall to 4-4. It was the only hit he allowed in 1 1/3 innings of relief.

The Irish racked up 18 hits. A.J. Pollack had four singles, while Sean Gaston drove in three runs on two singles. Sharpley added a double and an eighth-inning RBI single that plated the game-tying run. Casey Martin also singled to drive in a run in the eighth.

The Black Bears scored three runs each in the top of the fifth and sixth innings to take a 10-6 lead. Notre Dame answered with a run in the bottom of the sixth and another in the seventh.

Brett Graffy earned the win, striking out three and walking two in 2 2/3 innings. He did not allow a hit or run.

The Black Bears had 13 hits, including six for extra bases. Tony Patane homered, tripled and singled for two RBIs, while Myckie Lugbauer recorded a home run, a double and a single. Lugbauer also had three RBIs.

Kevin McAvoy hit a home run and drove in two runs. Curt Smith doubled and singled, along with driving in a run. Billy Cather hit three singles and had an RBI.

Maine starter Matt Jebb lasted four innings and allowed six runs (five earned) on seven hits. He struck out four and walked two.

IRISH 11, BLACK BEARS 10

(10 innings)

Maine (4-4) Notre Dame (4-3)

Player AB R H BI Player AB R H BI

Cather, cf 5 2 3 1 Lilley, ss 5 3 0

Patane, ss 5 3 3 2 Pollack, rf 6 2 1

Smith, lf-1b 6 2 2 1 Brezovsky, lf 4 1 2

Lugbauer, 1b-c 5 1 3 3 Barnes, 2b 3 1

Ostrander, rf 5 0 1 1 Gaston, c 4 3

McAvoy, dh 4 1 1 2 Tate, cf 6 0 0

Menendez, 2b 4 0 0 0 Casey, 1b 2 1 0

Mager, 3b 4 1 0 0 Intlekofer, pr-1b 0 0

Mercurio, c 4 0 0 0 Martin, 1b 2 0 1

Martin, ph-lf 1 0 0 0 Boockford, dh 5 0

Connolly, pr 1 0 0 0

Doyle, 3b 3 0 0 0

Sharpley, 3b 3 1 3 3

Totals 43 10 13 10 Totals 44 11 18 11

Maine 201 133 000 0 – 10

Notre Dame 203 101 120 1 – 11

E-Patane; Sharpley; LOB-Maine 8, Notre Dame 14; 2B-Smith, Lugbauer; Sharpley; 3B-Patane; HR-Patane, Lugbauer, McAvoy; Sharpley; S-Brezovksy, Barnes

Maine IP H R ER BB SO

Jebb 4 7 6 5 2 4

Cox 2 4 2 2 3 0

Latta 2 1/3 6 2 2 0 1

Carroll (L, 0-2) 1 1/3 1 1 1 1 2

Notre Dame IP H R ER BB SO

Danieli 4 5 4 4 2 1

Johnson 1 2/3 8 6 6 0 1

Mazur 1 1/3 0 0 0 0 2

Mills 1/3 0 0 0 0 1

Graffy (W, 1-0) 2 2/3 0 0 0 2 3

HBP-Lilley, Casey by Jebb; Mager by Danieli WP-Jebb; T-3:50; ATT-76


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