Notre Dame Fighting Irish baseball

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Notre Dame Fighting Irish baseball
Notre Dame Fighting Irish logo.svg
Founded1892 (1892)
University University of Notre Dame
Head coach Link Jarrett (1st season)
Conference ACC
Atlantic Division
Location Notre Dame, Indiana
Home stadium Frank Eck Stadium
(Capacity: 2,500)
Nickname Fighting Irish
ColorsBlue and Gold [1]
         
College World Series appearances
1957, 2002
NCAA Tournament appearances
1949, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1963, 1970, 1989, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2015
Conference tournament champions
1989, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
Conference champions
1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish baseball team represents the University of Notre Dame in NCAA Division I college baseball. Notre Dame competes as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference and plays its home games at Frank Eck Stadium in Notre Dame, Indiana.

University of Notre Dame Private Catholic university in Notre Dame, Indiana, United States

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National Collegiate Athletic Association American athletic organization

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History

Moving to Notre Dame in 1995, Paul Mainieri turned the Fighting Irish into a perennial postseason contender winning the Big East tournament a record 5 straight seasons, making the NCAA Tournament 9 out of 12 seasons, and leading the Irish to one College World Series appearance in 2002. He won the 2001 Big East Coach of the Year award. In total, Mainieri posted a .714 winning percentage going 533–213–3 in twelve seasons.

Paul Mainieri American baseball player and coach

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Big East Conference (1979–2013) U.S. college athletic conference, 1979–2013

The Big East Conference was a collegiate athletics conference that consisted of as many as 16 universities in the eastern half of the United States from 1979 to 2013. The conference's members participated in 24 NCAA sports. The conference had a history of success at the national level in basketball throughout its history, while its shorter football program, created by inviting one college and four other "associate members" into the conference, resulted in two national championships.

NCAA Division I Baseball Championship United States top collegiate-level baseball tournament

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Evansville's Dave Schrage then earned what he called his dream job, succeeding Mainieri as head coach at Notre Dame. [2] Mik Aoki was named the team's 23rd head coach in team history in the summer of 2010. [3] On June 8, 2019, Notre Dame announced that they would not renew Aoki's contract for the 2020 season. [4]

Dave Schrage in an American college baseball coach, currently serving as head coach of the Butler University baseball program. He was named to that position on July 5, 2016.

Mik Aoki is an Japanese baseball coach and former player. He is the head baseball coach at Morehead State University. Aoki played at Davidson College for coach Jim Stoeckel. Aoki has acted as head coach of the Columbia Lions baseball team, Boston College Eagles baseball team and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish baseball team from 2011 season to 2019.

On July 12, 2019, Link Jarrett was named the 24th coach in team history. [5]

Lincoln "Link" Jarrett is an American college baseball coach and former shortstop. He is the head baseball coach at the University of Notre Dame. Jarrett played college baseball at Florida State University from 1991 to 1994 for coach Mike Martin. He was the head coach at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro from 2013 to 2019.

Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament

YearRecordPctNotes
19490–2.000 Region B
19561–2.333 District 4
19575–3.625 College World Series (4th place)
19582–2.500 District 4
19592–2.500 District 4
19600–2.000 District 4
19631–2.333 District 4
19701–2.333 District 4
19891–2.333 West II Regional
19923–2.600 Atlantic Regional
19933–2.600 East Regional
19942–2.500 East Regional
19961–2.333 South I Regional
19991–2.333 South Bend Regional
20003–2.600 Starkville Regional
20013–2.600 South Bend Regional
20026–3.667 College World Series (5th place)
20032–2.500 Fullerton Regional
20042–2.500 South Bend Regional
20052–2.500 Gainesville Regional
20060–2.000 Lexington Regional
20151–2.333 Champaign Regional
TOTALS
42–46.4772 CWS Appearances

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PlayerPositionNumberTeam
John Axford P 72 Toronto Blue Jays
Craig Counsell Manager 30 Milwaukee Brewers
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No.PlayerPositionInduction Year
8 Carl Yastrzemski OF 1989

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References

  1. Notre Dame Logo Sheet (PDF). Retrieved June 22, 2016.
  2. Marlen Garcia (May 10, 2007). "Notre Dame coach Dave Schrage stays strong". USA Today. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  3. Chris Masoud (April 13, 2011). "Baseball: Aoki changes team culture". The Observer. Notre Dame, IN. Retrieved February 1, 2013.[ permanent dead link ]
  4. Mike Berardino (June 8, 2019). "Notre Dame will not renew Mik Aoki's contract after 9 seasons as baseball coach". www.indystar.com. USA Today. Retrieved June 8, 2019.
  5. "Notre Dame announces Link Jarrett as new baseball coach". www.ndsmoberver. The Observer. July 12, 2019. Retrieved July 12, 2019.