Notre Dame to face Utah in MLB Network’s first live softball game

Well, it’s February, which means we’re closer to warmer weather, which means we’re closer to softball season. So how about a first involving Notre Dame’s team? One that involves a first for MLB Network?

For the first time in its 15-year history, MLB Network will broadcast a live softball game. That game will involve the Irish and Utah at 1 p.m. EST Feb. 10 at the NFCA Leadoff Classic in Clearwater, Florida. Last year, MLB Network broadcast a game between UCLA and Oklahoma on tape delay.

This game vs. the Utes will be the third of five games the Irish play during this season-opening event. They also will take part in three other invitationals in the early part of the season. Their first game at Melissa Cook Stadium will be March 19 vs. Michigan State.

The Irish are coming off a season in which they went 30-19-1 and qualified for their 24th straight NCAA Tournament.

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