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Irish pitcher Tommy Sheehan to start season opener for Notre Dame

Irish head coach Link Jarrett trusts his starting pitcher, and Sheehan says he is ready to get out there.
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Published: Feb. 17, 2021 at 11:35 PM EST
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - There are just two days until Opening Day for the Irish as they begin the season down in Baton Rouge at the LSU Tournament.

The starting pitcher for the Irish will be the same starter from last year’s season opener - Tommy Sheehan.

Obviously, Sheehan did not pitch a complete season in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but he was effective in his four starts.

Sheehan finished the season with a 2.70 ERA, a 3-0 record and 22 strike outs in 23.1 innings pitched.

In the season opener year, Sheehan allowed just one hit in seven innings against UAB.

Irish head coach Link Jarrett trusts his starting pitcher, and Sheehan says he is ready to get out there.

“First of all, just try to go out there and have fun,” Sheehan said. “That’s a big thing for me. Just being confident against whoever I am up against whether it’s the No. 1 team in the country or anyone else. I think being confident and being aggressive on the mound is the biggest thing for me and helps me succeed the most.”

Notre Dame certainly hopes Sheehan succeeds in back to back season openers.

The Irish open up against Air Force down in Baton Rogue at 1 PM this Friday. Unfortunately, the game will not be streamed.

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