NUTTER FORT, W.Va. — Elias Gordon needed only 95 pitches to go the distance on the hill as Notre Dame collected a quality win over Williamstown, 3-1 Friday at Frank Loria Memorial Field.
Gordon allowed just two hits and struck out 13 batters. “He was balanced today,” said Notre Dame head coach John Calvert.
“His delivery was smooth. He didn’t hurry and he didn’t rush. He threw a lot of first pitch strikes. When he does that, it is usually a pretty tough day for the other team.”
Williamstown took a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning when Trenton Lynch scored on a throwing error. The Irish answered back by scoring three runs in the bottom of the frame. A Sam Snider RBI single scored Gordon to even the game at 1-1. Later in the inning, Gabriel Lopez singled up the middle to bring Anthony Rogers home. The Irish added another run when Ethan Hager scored on a throwing error.
Gordon would strike out five batters over the final three innings as he completed the game. Williamstown (4-2) had two runners on base in the seventh but Gordon closed the game out with his 13th strikeout.
Notre Dame (4-1) has won four in a row after dropping their season opener to Sissonville.