Softball: Irish Crush Toledo, 17-2

Notre Dame Softball | Apr. 16, 2014 | Notre Dame Athletics

Softball: Emilee Koerner and Deanna Gumpf celebrate a home run

NOTRE DAME, Ind. - A total of 11 players recorded at least one base hit, and after scoring 12 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, the University of Notre Dame softball team shut the door on Toledo 17-2 in five innings on Wednesday night at Melissa Cook Stadium.

The 17 runs scored by the No. 21/22 Irish (26-9) tied a Melissa Cook Stadium record, previously established on April 9, 2009 in a 17-9 win over Valparaiso. Notre Dame's 17 runs, 16 hits (also tied a stadium record) and 13 RBI each set season-highs for the Irish offense.

Senior captain Chloe Saganowich led all Notre Dame players with seven RBI on the day, tying a school record held by Christine Lux ('10) and Meagan Ruthrauff ('06). Sophomore Casey Africano set a career-high with three base hits, adding an RBI and a run scored. Junior All-American Emilee Koerner added two doubles, an RBI and two runs scored, while sophomore Carly Piccinich recorded her first career hit at Melissa Cook Stadium, along with her first two career RBI.

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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