Michael Scholl | March 7, 2017
Brad Bass and Daniel Jung combined to help the Notre Dame baseball team win its second straight game to close out the USA Baseball-Irish Classic on Sunday afternoon. Bass struck-out nine Monmouth Hawks in seven innings of shutout ball, while Daniel Jung delivered a pair of solo home runs in a 4-0 Irish win.
Jung becomes the first Irish player with two homers in a game since Jake Shepski hit three at Virginia Tech on March 24 last season.
Daniel Jung broke up the pitchers' duel that had settled in over the first four innings, driving a pitch past the wall in right field to make it 1-0 Notre Dame. It was the first career home run for the rookie.
With Bass having allowed one hit through four, he faced his toughest challenge in the fifth. Ryan Bailey reached with a one-out single before Bass issued a five-pitch walk to Justin Trochiano. Bass then froze Danny Long for a strikeout, following by swinging K of JP Walsh to get out of the jam and preserve a 1-0 lead.
Jung wasn't done yet. This time he sent a line drive over the wall in right-center, extending the Irish lead to 2-0.