Irish baseball splits doubleheader with Cincy

Junior closer Kyle Weiland picked up his 20th career save, tying the Notre Dame school record, as the Irish salvaged the second game of a BIG EAST Conference doubleheader, 4-3, against Cincinnati Saturday afternoon. The Irish improved to 13-8-1 overall and 4-1 in the conference.

Weiland retired the first two Cincinnati batters in the ninth inning before surrendering a two-out hit to Mike Spina. After pinch runner Adam Calez stole second base and Josh Harrison walked, Weiland got pinch hitter Dustin Alvey to ground weakly to first base to end the game.

Weiland now shares the school record for career saves with John Corbin (1997-2000), Ryan Doherty (2003-05) and J.P. Gagne (2000-03).

Notre Dame lost the first game of the doubleheader 5-3.

After the Irish tied the game 3-3 in the bottom of the seventh inning, Cameron Satterwhite took a 0-1 offering from Irish starter David Phelps out with the help of a strong wind to left field for a two-run home run. The blast was his second of the year.

Satterwhite went 2-for-4 with a run scored and four RBI.

The Irish and Bearcats wrap up the 3-game series Sunday at 1pm at Frank Eck Stadium.

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