Michael Scholl | March 16, 2017
Looking for some momentum as it played its first midweek game of the season, the Notre Dame baseball team held the Davidson Wildcats to three hits in a 2-0 Irish victory on Tuesday night.
Scott Tully got the start as he, Charlie Vorsheck, Sean Guenther and Matt Vierling combined to allow three hits and two walks over nine innings. Behind their pitching staff, the Irish did not commit an error for the third consecutive game.
Notre Dame did all its scoring in a two-run third. Kyle Fiala had an RBI single, while Vierling drew an RBI walk.
With Tully making his first start since March 20, 2016, a solid start was important. He allowed a walk and single to open the frame, but induced a double-play ball from Alec Acosta, then a groundout from Brian Fortier to escape damage and keep the game scoreless.
Notre Dame scored the only runs of the game in the third inning, doing most of the damage with two outs. Ryan Lidge opened the rally with a one-out single. After Jake Shepski flew to left for out number two, Jake Johnson and Fiala delivered consecutive singles to score Lidge. Nick Podkul bunted for a hit to load the bases, as Davidson went to Evan Roberts out of the bullpen. The southpaw came in and walked Vierling to score the second run before Daniel Jung flew out to end the threat.
Shutdown innings have been a point of emphasis for Mik Aoki and Tully delivered just that. He struck out the first two Wildcats and allowed a walk before getting a flyout to keep the score at 2-0 after three innings.