Notre Dame Baseball | Mar. 19, 2014 | Notre Dame Athletics
CHICAGO, Ill. - Behind a two-hit shutout from five University of Notre Dame pitchers and a three-run third inning, the Irish baseball team snapped a three-game losing streak with a 3-0 victory over Robert Morris (IL) Tuesday night at Chicago State's Cougar Stadium. The game was Notre Dame's first stop on a region tour as its home field, Frank Eck Stadium, has an artificial surface installed.
Playing against the NAIA Eagles (7-5), Notre Dame scored its lone three runs in the third inning as they lit up Robert Morris pitcher Joey Gajda (0-1) with four singles to bring the runs home. Junior Mac Hudgins got the inning started by beating out a grounder to the second baseman. After Kyle Richardson bunted Hudgins over, sophomore Zak Kutsulis hit another infield single to the second baseman to place runners at the corners with one out. Up came freshman Kyle Fiala, who extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a base knock to left field that scored Hudgins and advanced Kutsulis to third after he hustled around the bags at the ping of the bat. Freshman Cavan Biggio converted on his team-high fourth sacrifice fly of the year to bring home Kutsulis and junior Blaise Lezynski dropped in a single to left field to plate Fiala.