Michael Scholl | May 4, 2017
Charlie Vorsheck continued to be the solution to midweek success for Mik Aoki's Notre Dame baseball team. The junior righthander retired 13 Northwestern Wildcats in a row at one point en route to a 3-2 Irish victory on Wednesday night.
The victory for Vorsheck makes the junior 4-0 on the campaign, including victories in midweek starts the last three weeks, the first three starts of his career. He finished the day allowing one earned run on three hits with five strikeouts in six innings of work. The win moves the Irish back to .500 on the season (23-23) entering a weekend ACC series with No. 2 Louisville.
The bullpen combination of Peter Solomon and Sean Guenther slammed the door. Solomon worked 1.1 innings of hitless ball, while Guenther conceded one unearned run in 1.2 innings for his sixth save of the year. The duo combined to make strikeout victims of seven of the last nine Wildcat outs.
At the plate, Nick Podkul led off the bottom of the first inning with a solo shot to left, helping the Irish rebound to tie the game after Northwestern struck in the top of the first. He finished 2-for-4 on the day. Kyle Fiala was 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI while recording his 200th career hit. Daniel Jung had an RBI and Ryan Lidge hit his second career triple exactly one week after hitting his first career three-bagger.