Notre Dame Softball | Apr. 13, 2014 | Notre Dame Athletics
NOTRE DAME, Ind. - The University of Notre Dame softball team nearly claimed two comeback victories over national power Florida State on Sunday, splitting with the Seminoles during the first official Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) series at Melissa Cook Stadium.
The No. 23/25 Irish (25-9, 6-4 ACC) scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning of game one to stun the No. 7/8 Seminoles (39-6, 16-3 ACC) 8-5, before Florida State rallied for six runs in the final three innings to down Notre Dame 9-7 in nine innings during the nightcap.
Notre Dame's victory in game one was the program's 22nd all-time win against a top 10 opponent, and the team's highest ranked opponent defeated since a 3-2 win over No. 4 Nebraska on April 23, 2002. Head coach Deanna Gumpf also tied former baseball coach Paul Mainieri for second place on the all-time Notre Dame wins list for baseball and softball coaches with career victory number 533.