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ND Softball: Irish game cancelled vs. Cards

Sam Werner | Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Notre Dame’s game Tuesday against Ball State was cancelled due to unfavorable weather conditions. No make up date has been announced.

The Irish have only managed to play one home game so far this season, downing IUPUI 8-0 in 5 innings on March 26. Notre Dame is most recently coming of a split doubleheader with DePaul this past weekend.

Freshman pitcher Jody Valdivia was named Big East pitcher of the week for her 2-0 shutout against the Blue Demons. Valdivia is the second Notre Dame player to earn conference pitching honors, with junior pitcher Brittany Baragar winning the award earlier in the season.

The next Irish home game is Wednesday against Toledo at 5 p.m. at Ivy Field.

The Rockets offense is led by senior Leslie Stong. Stong recently broke Toledo’s career home run record with her 20th dinger. She is currently hitting .388 on the season with 2 homers and 10 RBI.

The Rockets, though, have been unable to find a pitching threat to match Stong’s offense. The pitching staff has a 6.03 team ERA and gave up six runs in the first inning of their most recent game, a 6-0 loss to Kent State.