Toledo will host Atlantic Coast Conference member Notre Dame on Wednesday, April 16 at Mercy Field at the Msgr. Schmit CYO Athletic Complex, head coach Cory Mee announced on Monday, March 17. The opening pitch between the Rockets and Fighting Irish is slated for 7:05 p.m.
"This is a tremendous opportunity for our program to host a quality ACC member school," said Mee, who is a 1992 graduate of Notre Dame.
A year ago at Scott Park, the Rockets obliterated a 19-game losing skid against the Fighting Irish with a convincing 15-3 victory. UT's last win in the series came on April 2, 1977. The matchup was originally to be played in South Bend but was moved to the corner of Parkside Boulevard and Hill Avenue because of inclement weather in Indiana.
Mercy Field, which is located approximately six miles from campus, features professional grade lighting, covered stadium seating for 400 fans and state-of-the-art turf technology that allows teams to compete without concern for poor field conditions. The stadium also offers a hospitality suite, full-service concession stands, a student study room and a fully-equipped indoor practice facility, complete with batting cages.
Adult tickets for the non-league game will be $5.00, while youth (age 12 and under) are $2.00 and can be purchased at the UT Ticket Office in Savage Arena. University of Toledo student will be admitted for free with their identification cards.
Coach Mee and the Rockets will be back in action on Wednesday, March 19 when they travel to Dayton to take on the Atlantic 10 member Flyers. The first pitch is set for 4:00 p.m. from Woerner Field.