Notre Dame Softball | Apr. 27, 2014 | Notre Dame Athletics
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - After posting an impressive 9-0 win in five innings in game one on Sunday, the University of Notre Dame softball team faced an uphill climb in the nightcap against Maryland. A five-run bottom of the fifth inning erased a two-run Maryland lead, powering the Irish to an 8-5 victory and opening day sweep of Strikeout Cancer weekend at Melissa Cook Stadium.
No. 21 Notre Dame (33-10, 12-5 ACC) officially claimed its fourth ACC series of the season with the wins, and moved into second place in the ACC league standings. Double-digit hit performances in both games pushed the Irish total to 23 games in 2014 with 10 or more hits.
Freshman outfielder Karley Wester continued her sensational hitting in ACC play, batting 4-for-5 on the day with a double, triple, two RBI and three runs scored. Senior captain Chloe Saganowich added two hits, including a home run and the game-winning single of game two, and three RBI to the Notre Dame offensive cause, while junior Katey Haus and sophomore Micaela Arizmendi each added three RBI of their own.