Notre Dame Athletics | May 15, 2019
NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The Notre Dame baseball team took its three-game winning streak on the road for the final week of the regular season and the offense came alive in the Windy City. The offense exploded in Notre Dame's 12-4 win over Northwestern on Tuesday afternoon at Bobby and Berenice Miller Park.
Eric Gilgenbach brought in two runs on his first career triple that was part of a four-run first inning to open the game for the Irish. Niko Kavadas and Jack Zyska had back-to-back solo home runs in the second to increase the early lead.
Northwestern (23-25) fought back with four runs in the fifth but the Irish got most of them back in the next inning. Spencer Myers recorded his first career home run to start it off and the Irish (23-26) scored six unanswered runs over the next two innings to take control and seal the win.
How It Happened
The Irish opened the game with a bang, scoring four runs in the opening frame. Daniel Jung plated the first run on a sacrifice fly that scored Myers. Gilgenbach was up next and he smashed a ball into the gap in left center that went all the way to the wall. Kavadas and Zyska scored and Gilgenbach ended up at third for his first career triple. Zack Prajzner continued the offensive output in the first with a RBI single through the left side that scored Gilgenbach from third.
Kavadas added another run to the Irish lead in the top of the second. With two outs in the inning, the sophomore lefty crushed a ball over the wall in right for a solo home run, his team-high 11th of the season. Up next was Zyska and he also crushed a ball, this time over the wall in left for a solo shot and his second home run of the season and the Irish held a 6-0 lead after two innings.
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