While the calendar still read March, the Notre Dame spring sports season got underway last Saturday despite weather that has been far from springlike. The baseball and lacrosse teams both took to the field and came away with hard-fought wins.
Baseball — The Notre Dame baseball team had a long ride to its 2019 season opener when they faced off against Immaculate on Saturday.
The only way the 90-minute ride home would be a happy one would be if it followed a win. Ryan Sullivan and Jason Ostrowksi made sure the ride home was quick and enjoyable. Sullivan pitched a complete game, while his battery-mate Ostrowksi was involved in all three Notre Dame runs as the Green Knights beat Immaculate, 3-1, in the season-opener for both teams.
Sullivan scattered eight hits while he struck out four and only walked one in his seven-inning masterpiece. Ostrowksi had an RBI single to make score 3-0 after reaching base on a throwing error in his previous at-bat that led to a pair of Green Knight runs.
Lacrosse — Alex Hird scored five goals as the Notre Dame lacrosse team made it season debut on the newly-renovated artificial turf surface at Veterans Field a memorable one as they beat Pomperaug, 12-4, on Saturday.
Mike Card picked up where he left off from hockey season with a pair of goals. Zach Hochman, Byron Palmieri, Nico Motaskey, Mark Altieri, and Justin Shanley all scored for Notre Dame. Shanley added five assists. Connor Smith made 13 saves in between the pipes.
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