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Notre Dame - North Carolina Series Review, Preview Into Final Stretch.

Written by Cade Harper | Writer | Twitter/X: @CadeHarper.IT


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The Irish leave Chapel Hill 0-3 on the weekend, and winless in the ACC yet again in another road series. With the postseason approaching and just 4 series against ACC opponents left, the Irish need to make a push if they want to play in the NCAA Tournament to get a chance at returning to the College World Series. As of now, the Irish are not projected to make the tournament, but we've seen crazier things happen in the sports world.


Notre Dame entered Chapel Hill 2-13 in ACC Play and left 2-16 in ACC Play, making this their third consecutive time of being swept since playing Miami. The Irish were outscored 30-5 across all three games this past weekend as their defensive struggles seem to continue in the conference. UNC now moves onto a very impressive 23-0 at home on the season and advancing in the rankings to number eleven.



On the bright side of things, the Irish offense is putting up very impressive milestones that maybe hidden by the fact of the loss. Estevan Moreno recorded two doubles in Sunday's finale which tied for his career high of doubles in a single game and brought his season total up to 14. He has now broken the top 10 in the ACC for doubles. Another INF, Connor Hincks made some milestones as well but with his glove. Hincks managed to turn two double plays yesterday to bring his season total up to 28. This makes him the sole leader of fielded double plays in the ACC.


Although the weekend didn't turn out quite how we wanted it to, there is still time for a postseason push. After the long road trip, Notre Dame is set for a very long home stand of 9 straight games in South Bend before heading to East Lansing to take on Michigan State. The Irish will then return to South Bend for back to back series hosting Pittsburgh and Toledo. The Irish will then be back on the road to close out the season against Butler, whom the Irish had at home earlier this year and won, and Louisville. The Irish will be back at home playing Valparaiso on Tuesday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. ET, followed by another home matchup against Purdue Fort Wayne on Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. ET. Notre Dame will then host Boston College (19-16, 7-11 ACC) for a three game weekend series at home starting on Thursday following the PFW game. The games will be broadcasted on ACC Network per usual.






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