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Baseball: Butler game postponed

Observer Staff Report | Thursday, April 28, 2011

Notre Dame’s non-conference home game against Butler scheduled for Wednesday evening was postponed due to a heavy rainstorm that set off a flash flood advisory in the area.

The announcement to postpone Notre Dame’s 5:35 p.m. contest against the Bulldogs (15-19, 4-8 Horizon) came Wednesday afternoon after the storm flooded the field and conditions were deemed unsuitable to play in. The game will be rescheduled.

The rainout is the fifth postponement of the year due to darkness or weather for the Irish (14-20-1, 5-9 Big East). Their March 22 home opener against Oakland was postponed, as was their Saturday series finale in New York against St. John’s, leading to an eight-day gap between games.

The Irish last played in a doubleheader April 21 against the Red Storm, 21-13 and 10-4, Notre Dame dropped both games, including a loss highlighted by a 15-strikeout shutout from Red Storm sophomore right-hander Kyle Hansen.

The Irish will return to action and host Big East foe Seton Hall this weekend for a three-game series starting Friday at 6:35 p.m. and concluding Sunday at 11:05 a.m. at Frank Eck Stadium.