Notre Dame Baseball | Apr. 20, 2014 | Notre Dame Athletics
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - One night after a heartbreaking 3-2 loss, the University of Notre Dame baseball team earned a measure of redemption over No. 10 Miami Sunday night as it piled on five runs in the fifth inning against the Hurricanes to claim a 7-4 victory in front of 2,936 fans at Alex Rodriguez Park and even the best-of-three Atlantic Coast Conference series at a game apiece.
The win gave the Irish (16-22, 4-16 ACC) their first ACC road win in program history, snapped Miami’s 14-game win streak, which was the longest in the nation, and proved to be the first ranked triumph for Notre Dame since a 6-5 11-inning victory over No. 10 Oklahoma on March 10 of last season.
“Tonight was a good win against a quality opponent,” said head coach Mik Aoki. “I thought Mike (Michael Hearne) scuffled through but did a really good job of competing. Scotty (Scott Kerrigan) looked good out there in the seventh and eighth and then Donnie (Hissa) came in and closed it out. Offensively, we did a nice job of trusting the guy behind us to make plays and drive in runs and then Kevin DeFilippis had the huge triple that brought in a couple of runs and was a huge turning point in the game for us.