The Notre Dame baseball team scored 7 runs in two innings, overcoming a 4-1 deficit en route to a 8-5 win over Big East leading South Florida, Friday night at Frank Eck Stadium.
The Irish improved to 12-10 on the season, keeping them in 5th place in the conference standings.
Down 4-1 in the 5th, Golden Tate provided an RBI single and then two batters later, David Mills drove in two runs with a triple to tie the game up.
South Florida scored a run in the top of the 6th to regain the lead before the Irish tied it back up in the bottom half of the inning. Still in the 6th, Tate hit a ground ball to 1st with runners on 2nd and 3rd. Bulls first baseman Todd Brazeal attempted to nail Cameron McConnell at home but sailed the throw to the backstop.
Notre Dame scored two runs on the play.
Cole Johnson picked up the win while Todd Miller got the save.
The Irish and Bulls will play game two of the 3-game series Saturday at 1pm.