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ND Baseball and Softball: Rain wipes out pair of nonconference games

Sam Davis | Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Both the baseball and softball teams had nonconference contests washed out by rain Tuesday, but both squads are scheduled to return to action at home this afternoon.

The Irish baseball team (15-10, 2-4 Big East) was supposed to host Michigan State Tuesday, but between the threat of rain and travel considerations, both schools agreed to call the game. The contest is not likely to be rescheduled, a release said.

Unfriendly weather also wiped out a softball match-up between Notre?Dame?(17-11, 4-1) and Indiana?University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and that game is also unlikely to be made up.

A pair of Mid-American Conference clubs will take on Notre Dame today.

Toledo’s baseball team will visit Frank Eck Stadium, where the Irish will try to break a two-game losing skid it suffered at Pittsburgh in?conference action over the weekend.

Notre?Dame won Friday’s series opener in a pitcher’s duel, but the host Panthers outslugged their visitors on both Saturday and Sunday.

The Irish softball squad will host Northern Illinois, and they will do so looking to extend their seven-game win streak. Notre Dame has won nine of its last 10.

Both the baseball and softball games are scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.

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