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Irish Host IUPUI And Michigan Prior To Strikeout Cancer Weekend – Notre Dame Fighting Irish – Official Athletics Website

Irish Host IUPUI And Michigan Prior To Strikeout Cancer Weekend – Notre Dame Fighting Irish – Official Athletics Website

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame softball team begins one of its busiest weeks of the season Tuesday evening. The Fighting Irish will host the IUPUI Jaguars and the Michigan Wolverines Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, respectively, before hosting its annual Strikeout Cancer weekend with a three-game Atlantic Coast Conference series against the Virginia Cavaliers. 

To begin the week’s schedule, the Irish will host IUPUI Tuesday with first pitch at 5 p.m. Notre Dame is 6-1 all-time against the Jaguars, with five of those wins being run-rule victories all at Melissa Cook Stadium. IUPUI last visited South Bend in 2023, with Notre Dame earning a 15-0 victory in five innings.

Wednesday’s contest will be the 29th in the series with Michigan, and the first meeting in South Bend since a doubleheader in 1994. Notre Dame is 8-20 all-time against the Wolverines, winning the last three-consecutive games. The two teams last met in 2018, playing in the NCAA Lexington Regionals, with the Irish eliminating Michigan by a 2-1 score. It is the first non-neutral site game between the programs since the 2016 season, when the Irish last visited Ann Arbor in the NCAA Regionals. The last true home/road meeting in the regular season was in the 1997 season. 

Both games will be streamed live on the ACC Network Extra, with live stats available on FightingIrish.com/mediastats

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