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Notre Dame Baseball Season Ends in ACC Tournament

The Irish failed to advance out of pool play.

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish baseball team concluded the ACC tournament with losses to the Miami Hurricanes and Clemson Tigers. The Irish failed to make it out of pool play in the tournament and with that are all but guaranteed to miss the NCAA tournament when the field is announced Monday.

Miami 6 (28-25) - Notre Dame 2 (24-29)

Miami opened the scoring with a Williy Escala RBI single in the second inning.

The Irish answered in the third when Jake Johnson singled to drive in David LaManna and Cole Daily scored on a double play.

That scored held until the bottom of the eighth when Miami struck for five runs for a 6-2 win.

W: Frankie Bartow, UM (5-0)

L: Andrew Belcik, ND (2-3)

Clemson 21 (44-13) - Notre Dame 4 (24-30)

Notre Dame struck first when Matt Vierling connected for his 10th home run of the season, giving the Irish a 2-0 lead. With that Vierling and Eric Gilgenbach became the first Irish teammates with doule-digit home runs each since 2012.

The Irish added a run in the second on a David LaManna sacrifice fly.

From that point on though it was all Tigers, as they scored 17 runs in the fourth inning and won 21-4.

W: Mat Clark, CLEM (4-0)

L: Cameron Brown, ND (2-2)

Up Next

Next season. The Irish needed to win the ACC and get the automatic bid for any chance at continuing their season.

Notre Dame rarely had trouble scoring runs this year. The problem was often the pitching, especially the bullpen. Much of a very young staff will be returning next year so look for continued development to give Notre Dame a better chance to be playing late next season.