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Late spurt sends Apaches to loss

Despite being tied 6-6 entering the sixth inning at home against Blackford on Monday evening, the Wabash softball team fell via run rule in six innings 16-6.

The Apaches fell behind 3-0 early before leveling the score at 3-3 in the first. After seeing the guests move back ahead by three at 6-3, the Apaches scored twice in the fourth and once in the fifth to tie the game at 6-6.

Blackford, however, scored 10 runs in the top of the sixth to end the game in the frame.

Tabatha Wagner had a hit and two RBIs for Wabash while Breanne Sewell scored twice. Wagner pitched four innings in the start, giving up six runs, three earned, on three hits and nine walks. Sewell took the loss, giving up 10 runs, four earned, on six hits and three walks in two innings.

Brey, Notre Dame agree to extension through 2024-25

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Mike Brey, the winningest coach in Notre Dame men’s basketball history, has signed a contract extension through the 2024-25 season.

The new deal, which begins July 1, could make Brey the first coach in the program to coach 25 years at the school.

“My goal has always been to be good enough to retire as the head coach at Notre Dame,” Brey said Tuesday.

The 59-year-old Brey has guided the Fighting Irish to 12 NCAA Tournament berths in 18 seasons, including back to back runs to the Elite Eight.

The extension comes after Brey guided an injury-plagued team to a 21-15 season that ended with a second-round loss to Penn State in the NIT. Brey is 403-201 at Notre Dame and 502-252 in 23 seasons as a head coach.