Notre Dame Softball | May 18, 2014 | Notre Dame Athletics
LOS ANGELES – Facing elimination, the University of Notre Dame softball team played with nothing to lose in its second game on Saturday at the NCAA Los Angeles Regional. The Irish set NCAA Championship program records with 10 runs scored and 16 hits in their second meeting of the weekend against Long Beach State, downing the 49ers 10-1 at Easton Stadium.
Notre Dame (41-12) will face national number three seed UCLA on Sunday at noon (PT) in the finals of the NCAA Los Angeles Regional. The Irish must defeat the Bruins twice in the double-elimination format.
In two games against Long Beach State (39-19), Notre Dame logged a .460 team batting average, a 29-9 hits advantage and an 18-1 aggregate run count. Eight Irish players had multiple hits against the 49ers during the Los Angeles Regional.