The winning streak ends, Notre Dame baseball drops contest against MSU

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The Irish were streaking once again but their most recent run came to a halt this evening in Comerica Park, the home of MLB’s Detroit Tigers. Notre Dame didn’t play against the big league club, instead facing off against Michigan State for the second time this year.

The first game went the Irish’s way, winning 2-1, but it was the Spartans that held a late 2-1 after five innings. The Irish would tied the game at 2 in the top of the sixth, but that would be their last runs as MSU scored four unanswered run to ultimately defeat the Irish 6-2 and stop their current five-game winning streak.

The Irish didn’t treat this game like a normal mid-week contest, trotting out their normal starting lineup and sending out some of their better pitchers to the mound. Unfortunately, the two early runs MSU scored were unearned, the final run also unearned. It was very uncharacteristic of the Irish, as their defense coming into the game was fourth in the country according to fielding percentage.

The loss puts their season record at 26-9 with their next contest back in South Bend against Boston College. The three game set begins on Friday at 5:00pm EST and concludes on Sunday at 1pm.

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