Softball: Irish Earn First ACC Sweep

Notre Dame Softball | Apr. 9, 2014 | Notre Dame Athletics

Softball's Cassidy WhiddenJunior catcher Cassidy Whidden slugged three home runs to lead the Notre Dame offense.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – A solid game one pitching performance, and constant offensive pressure throughout the day vaulted the University of Notre Dame softball team to 6-0 and 11-6 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) victories on Wednesday over North Carolina at Anderson Stadium. The Irish claimed the first ACC series sweep in program history, improving to 5-3 in conference play with their third straight league win.

No. 23/25 Notre Dame (24-8, 5-3 ACC) held a 24-7 advantage in hits over the Tar Heels, which included six doubles and five home runs. The Irish added three successful stolen bases in three attempts.

Head Coach Deanna Gumpf moved within one win of tying former baseball coach Paul Mainieri for second all-time in baseball/softball wins at Notre Dame with career victory number 532. Gumpf’s squads have averaged nearly 41 wins per season during her 13-year tenure.


 by Daily Domer Staff

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