Notre Dame Baseball | Apr. 16, 2014 | Notre Dame Athletics
TOLEDO, Ohio - The University of Notre Dame baseball team plated two runs in the top of the ninth inning to regain the momentum from the Toledo Rockets and then held on for a 4-3 road victory Wednesday night at Mercy Field.
Leading 2-0 and seemingly in control of the game after an absolute gem from starting pitcher Scott Kerrigan, Notre Dame turned to the bullpen to get the final six outs of the game. However, the eighth inning turned disastrous for the Irish as relief pitcher Nick McCarty loaded the bases with one out on three singles before being removed for senior Donnie Hissa. The Iron River, Wis., native got a big strikeout to record the inning’s second out, but then gave up a two-run single to Ryan Callahan that tied the score at two. Looking to avoid more trouble, Hissa notched his second strikeout of the inning to get out of a jam where two runners were in scoring position.