The Notre Dame baseball team built on the momentum of their opening day victory Tuesday by defeating CAK (from Knoxville) 2-1, in the Richard Edwards Playing For A Cure Classic in Athens,TN. Nick Chambers pitched a two-hitter, and he gave up the only run in the top of the first. Chambers struck out 7 and walked one in a dominating, complete game performance.
With CAK leading 1-0 going into the bottom of the sixth, the Fighting Irish got a rally started when Jared "Polo" Andrews got an infield hit to start the inning.
Chambers hit into a force play, but went on to steal second. Matt Rouche then ripped a double down the line, scoring Chambers for the game-tying run. Alex Darras kept the rally going with a double in the gap, driving in Rouche for the game-winning run.
"I am really proud of our guys tonight," said first year coach Greg Elie. "This game could have gone either way. If we continue to do things the right way, the wins will come," said Elie.
Notre Dame is 2-0 on the season, and they will face Alcoa tomorrow night at 7:00. On Saturday, the Irish will play Loudon and McMinn County.