The Irish defeat Eastern Michigan in their season opener on Tuesday, March 20th.
AT NOTRE DAME: Big, strong frame with good athleticism ... impressed on the mound using a 3/4 arm angle to top out at 90 mph ... owns a nice slider that can throw for strikes to keep hitters off balance.
HONORS & AWARDS: BIG EAST Academic All-Star (2012).
JUNIOR SEASON (2012): Made six appearances, all out of the bullpen ... went 1-0 with a 10.38 ERA ... allowed five hits in 4.1 innings of work as opposing batters hit .278 ... struck out 1 and walked five ... Notre Dame posted a 2-4 record when Ashdown pitched ... roughed up for three runs, all earned, on just one hit, two walks and failed to retire a batter against Purdue on Feb. 19 ... allowed two runs, both earned, on two hits in 0.2 innings of relief at Texas State on Mar. 2 ... rebounded with 2.0 scoreless innings of relief in the shutout victory over UTSA on Mar. 14 ... picked up first career victory with a scoreless inning of relief against Eastern Michigan on Mar. 20 ... made a pair of scoreless relief appearances against Michigan State (Apr. 10) and Central Michigan (Apr. 25) ... did not allow a run over last 3.2 innings of work.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011): Sat out the season due to the NCAA transfer rules.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2010): Did not see any game action at Oregon State.
PREP & PERSONAL: Lettered three years in baseball for head coaches Jeff Fowler and Lance Robertson ... served as captain of baseball team ... during his tenure at Catalina Foothills, was named a Louisville Slugger and Under Armour Preseason All-American ... earned all-region honors his sophomore, junior and senior years ... named all-Southern Arizona his junior and senior years ... as a junior, batted .422 with 22 RBI, 10 doubles, three triples and four home runs ... 2008 Team One West Top Ten player (ranked No. 2) ... was rated as the nation's No. 52 infielder by PGCrossChecker.com, which also had him as the No. 8 player in the state of Arizona ... as a sophomore, hit .339 with 20 RBI, two doubles, a triple and two home runs ... also lettered for three seasons in football as the team's quarterback ... earned All-Region honors in football his junior and senior seasons and was named Offensive Player of the Year his senior season ... born Apr. 29, 1991, in Durham, N.C. ... son of Kristin and Boyd Ashdown ... brother, Brayden (`10), earned four baseball monograms for the Irish from 2007-10 ... full name is Breck William Ashdown ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as an american studies major.