Wright State Beats Notre Dame to Play on in the Champaign Regional

Notre Dame Ends Their Season Against Wright State

For the second time during the weekend Wright State and Notre Dame matched up in the Champaign Regional. Wright State took a 3-0 lead in the first game of the series on Friday, but Notre Dame thundered back to win the game 13-7. On Sunday Wright State had a 3-0 lead again, but the Irish bats were just not firing. They lost the game 4-0 to end their season. This was a successful season for the Irish though. They have a lot to look forward to going in to the next season. It was a pleasure to photograph them again as they really make some good images for me.

A Close Call

For some reason it is weird for me to see a synthetic home plate instead of the real thing. In the photo above I like everything about it, but the plate. I understand the cost of having this type of field, but I would love to see dirt flying in the photo. The rubber pellets are nice, and they can do some things that dirt cannot. I have some cool photos of the ‘splash’ that the ball creates when it hits the turf. As I continue to do this I am sure that I will photograph these types of fields more and more. They can take on some rain, but just not the torrential rain that the area received Saturday.

Bonus Photos

I had a great time photographing the tournament over the weekend. When Notre Dame lost so did I. I could have stayed and photographed the final game Monday, but with no clients the photos just don’t seem to mean as much. For some reason I make better photos under the pressure of a client. I love the tournament atmosphere, and believe it or not the long days. I was making good photos all day long, and who wouldn’t love that? When the ninth inning started for the final game it was a big deal for me. It was the 25th inning of baseball that I had seen that day. My previous high was 24 in 2003. I was sitting watching those though. I felt the 25 much more shooting it. Here are some of my favorite images from the final nine innings of my day.


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