The day has finally arrived... the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are back in the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska, for the first time in twenty years. The Irish got here after being completely disrespected by the NCAA Selection Committee and forced to travel to Statesboro, rather than hosting a regional itself. Then, as if unnatural forces were at play, the Irish get out of the regional to travel to Knoxville to take on the #1 Tennessee Volunteers.
The Irish have arrived in Omaha!#GoIrish x #MCWS pic.twitter.com/Wq3AXanqiK— Notre Dame Baseball (@NDBaseball) June 16, 2022
Even more powerful forces (destiny is all) gave the Irish the edge against the Vols, and now they are at the CWS in a bracket that includes the Texas Longhorns, Oklahoma Sooners, and Texas A&M Aggies.
Life is better at the ballpark.#MCWS x @NDBaseball pic.twitter.com/37dV6Nxzdd— NCAA Baseball (@NCAABaseball) June 16, 2022
First up for the Irish in the double-elimination bracket are those SEC wannabes — the Longhorns. The Irish, of course, are the underdogs in the game — but that means less with Link Jarrett at the helm. Jarrett was named Coach of the Year this week by the NCBWA.
— Notre Dame Baseball (@NDBaseball) June 17, 2022
Link Jarrett has been named the Mike Martin National Coach of the Year by the NCBWA!
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John Michael Bertrand on the mound for the home team — SO LET’S GOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
WHEN, WHERE, AND HOW TO WATCH
When: Friday, June 17, @ 7:00 PM EST
Where: Charles Schwab Field, Omaha, Nebraska
How to Watch: ESPN
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⚾️ vs. No. 9 Texas
⏰ 7 p.m. ET
Charles Schwab Field (Omaha, NE)
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The game thread is open below. I know many of us are on Twitter for most of the game, but I encourage you to vent and do other things that require more than 280 characters here.
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