3/17 Basbeball v. Central Michigan

The Irish's home opener against Central Michigan due to whether with the Irish trailing 3-2 in the top of the sixth.

SENIOR SEASON (2009): Fourth-year infielder and returning starter ... spent each of his first three years at second base, but will move to shortstop to replace departed Brett Lilley ... a talented utility player who can play any infield position or left field, all at a high level ... will also pitch, most likely in a setup role, this spring ... has become more relaxed and confident in Notre Dame's system (under the third-year coaching staff), with improved results in his hitting and defense ... former allstate prep shortstop and record-setting pitcher in talent-rich Texas ... noted for sure-handed defense, all-around athleticism and tremendous knack for the game ... stinging line drive batter who can hit for average and power, with good base running ... carries himself with great poise and character ... hit at a .287 clip during his first three seasons with the Irish, totaling 127 RBI in 169 games played (162 starts, 107 runs, .423 slugging pct., 11 HR, 9 3B, 34 2B, .370 on-base pct., 78 BB, 8 HBP, 85 Ks, 10 sac. bunts, 20-of-28 SBs) ... a .271 career hitter in BIG EAST regular-season games (84-for-310, 78 GP, 64 RBI, 54 R, 7 HR, 4 3B, 13 2B, 35 BB, 6 SB) ... hit a combined .324 at the `06, `07 and '08 BIG EAST tournaments (9 RBI, 5 R) ... a .423 career hitter in the Blue-Gold World Series (11-for-26, 10 RBI, 5 R, 4 2B, 8 BB, 2 HBP) ... earned MVP honors of the 2008 Blue- Gold World Series ... batted .600 (6-for-10) with a stolen base, double, run scored and three RBI for the victorious Blue ... also tossed 1.2 scoreless innings of relief with three strikeouts.

JUNIOR SEASON (2008): Hit .286 (2-for- 7) for the Blue in the 2007 Blue-Gold Series (3 RBI, R, 2B, 3 BB, HBP) ... his strong `07 summer season with the Wisconsin Woodchucks of the Northwoods League included ranking second on the team in slugging percentage (.527) and home runs (7), plus third in batting average (.286) ... also had 20 RBI, 20 runs and 15 walks in his `07 summer season (6 2B, 20 Ks, 4 SB, 2 Es) for team that went 36-31 ... appeared in all 55 games for the Irish and made 53 starts ... batted .307 (61-for- 199) with eight home runs and 50 RBI ... the eight home runs were the most by an Irish second baseman since Alec Porzel smacked 13 in 1999 ... tied Louisville's Justin McClanahan for most homers by a BIG EAST second baseman and ranked second behind Jedd Gyorko of WVU in RBI by a league second baseman ... added 40 runs scored, 15 doubles, one triple, 29 walks, four sacrifice bunts, three sacrifice flies and three stolen bases ... finished first on the team in RBI, first in doubles, first in slugging percentage (.513), tied for first in games played, second in home runs, second in total bases, second in walks, third in runs scored, third in hits, third in at-bats, fourth in games started, fourth in plate appearances (237), fifth in on-base percentage (.395) and fifth in batting average ... situationally, he ranked tied for third on the team in batting versus left-handed pitchers (.310) and sixth in batting with runners in scoring position (.318) ... made only six errors in 245 fielding chances (.976 fielding percentage) and helped turn 35 of team's 65 double plays ... reached on 31% of his leadoff plate appearances and hit .308 with 2-outs (12 RBI) ... finished tied for fourth on team in multi-hit (15) and second in multi-RBI (10) games ... had 11 two-hit games and four three-hit affairs ... had five games with two RBI, three games with three RBI, one game with four RBI and one game with five RBI ... made 52 starts at second base (also one at DH) ... hit primarily in the #4 (22), #5 (27) or #6 spots (four) in the lineup ... hit .257 in BIG EAST regular-season games (26-for-101, 23 R, 24 RBI, five HR, 5 2B, 16 BB, 2 HBP, 11 Ks, 2 SAC, 1 SB) ... recorded hits in first four games of the season and six of the first seven ... went 1-for-3 with a walk and double in the season opener against Liberty on Feb. 22 ... went 1- for-4 with a walk and RBI versus Iowa on Feb. 23 ... drew a pair of walks, doubled, scored a run and drove in a run against Albany on Feb. 24 ... posted back-to-back multi-hit games against Boston College (Mar. 2) and Maine (Mar. 4) ... doubled twice and drove in a run against BC ... walked twice, scored a run and drove in another versus Maine ... went 2-for-3 with a run scored, sacrifice fly and three RBI in the victory over South Alabama on Mar. 8 ... after going hitless in eight at-bats against topranked Arizona (Mar. 9) and Buffalo (Mar. 14), recorded a 10-game hitting streak from Mar. 15 through Mar. 29 (one shy of personal-best and third career hitting streak of at least 10 games) ... had five multi-hit games over 10-game stretch ... batted .410 (16-for-39) with a home run, two doubles, nine runs scored and nine RBI over the hitting streak ... went 3-for-4 with a home run, run scored and two RBI against Southern Illinois on Mar. 15 ... had another multi-hit game (2-for-4) with a RBI and run scored against Texas Pan-American on Mar. 16 ... opened the series against Georgetown 2-for-5 with a walk, double, RBI and three runs scored ... posted consecutive multi-hit games against Ball State (Mar. 25) and Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Mar. 26) ... went 2-for- 3 with a walk, run scored and two RBI versus UWM ... drove in five runs in the final two games of the series sweep over Rutgers (Apr. 5 and Apr. 6) ... went 1-for-3 with a walk, double and three RBI on Apr. 5 ... went 2-for-4 with a walk, double, two runs scored and two RBI on Apr. 6 ... the Rutgers' outings started a streak of eight consecutive games started in which Barnes registered an RBI ... drove in five in the series sweep at Villanova (Apr. 11-13) ... went 2-for-5 with a run scored and three RBI in the Apr. 12 contest ... went 1-for-4 with a walk, double, run scored and two RBI versus Toledo on Apr. 15 ... nearly became first Irish player to hit for the cycle in the game against Northern Illinois at U.S. Cellular Field on Apr. 16 ... went 3-for-4 with a double, three runs scored and solo home run (missed out on triple when official scorer ruled play as a three-base error) ... posted second hitting streak of 10 games from Apr. 5 through Apr. 19 ... went 2- for-3 with a run scored and two RBI against St. John's on Apr. 27 ... established a career-best 11-game hitting streak from Apr. 26 through May 13 ... it was his third hitting streak of 10 games or more in 2008 and fifth such streak in his career ... earned BIG EAST Honor Roll following his weekend at Connecticut (May 2- 4) ... hit .357 with three home runs and seven RBI ... slugged 1.071 for the weekend and batted .500 (4-for-8) and drove in six with two outs ... set a career-high with two home runs and five RBI in the game two victory over the Huskies ... went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored as well ... closed 11-game hitting streak with a great game against Michigan ... went 2-for-5 with a double, home run, two runs scored and four RBI ... exploded down the stretch of the season ... over the 11 games entering the regular-season series finale at USF, batted .341 with six home runs and 17 RBI ... slugged .818 and homered five times in one six-game stretch ... picked up hits in 44 of Notre Dame's 55 games, including 36 of the last 43.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2007): Played sparingly (minor injury) in the 2006 Blue-Gold World Series (0-for-2, R, BB, HBP, 2 GP) ... played for Great Lakes League's Delaware (Ohio) Cows at start of `06 summer (17 GP/14 GS, 5 H, 5 RBI, 4 R, 3B, 7 BB, 10 Ks, 2 SAC, 7-7 SBs, 3 Es/.959 fielding pct.) before returning to hometown Dallas area to train five weeks with professional sprinter J.J. Johnson ... trained several times a week while dropping his sprint times and adding body strength ... settled into starting second baseman role while appearing in all 56 games and batting .258 ... finished second on team in doubles (8), third in stolen bases (8-of-8), fourth in RBI (28), and fifth in hits (50) and walks (20) ... situationally, he ranked third on team in batting with runners in scoring position (.295) and total runners advanced (17), plus fourth in batting with runners on base (.280) and versus righthanded pitchers (.281; only .188 vs. LHPs) ... his other season stats included 54 starts, 27 runs, .335 slugging, .329 on-base and 22 Ks (HR, 2 3B, HBP, 4 SAC) ... made 14 errors (.947 fielding pct.) and helped turn 24 of team's 36 double plays ... reached on 32% of his leadoff plate appearances and hit .181 with two-outs (7 RBI) ... finished fourth on team in multi-hit (12) and multi-RBI (7) games ... made 35 starts at second base (also 9 at SS, 5 at 1B, 5 in LF) ... started final 32 games at second ... hit primarily in the #6 (22) or #7 spots (17) in the lineup, also batting third in 10 early games (plus five in 5-hole) ... hit only .247 in Feb./March but then batted at a .329 clip (second-best on team) during the month of April ... hit .245 in BIG EAST regularseason games (24-for-98, 12 R, 32 RBI, HR, 3B, 2 2B, 4 BB, HBP, 12 Ks, 2 SAC, 3 SB, 4 Es) ... went 2- for-4 in opening win over Prairie View (3 RBI, R, SB; 15-8, in San Antonio) ... helped knock off #12 TCU (1-for-2, R, 2 BB; 4-1, in Myrtle Beach, S.C.) and #7 Nebraska (2-for-3, RBI, R, BB, SAC; 16-6, at Stetson) ... scored twice in 5-4 home-opener win over Cleveland State (1-for-3, BB, SB) ... helped post 17-9 win over Western Michigan (2-for-4, 2 RBI, R, 2B) ... went 2-for-5 in 13-10 loss to South Florida (RBI, R, 2B, SB, K) ... helped post 7-3 home win over Oakland (2-for-4, 2 R, 3B, SAC) and 9-5 win in series finale at Cincinnati (4-for-5, RBI, 3 R, 2B, K) ... went 2-for-5 in series-clinching win over Georgetown (2 RBI, 2 R, 2B, SB; 11-2), starting his 11-game hit streak (April 15-May 1) that would end up tied for the longest by an Irish player in 2007 ... helped Irish rally to 8-7 win over Toledo (2- for-5, RBI, R, 2B) ... ended Matt Bischoff 's perfect game with a leadoff single in the 9th inning (up the middle, on full count), with the Irish going on to win that game with Purdue, 1-0 in 10 ... hit 4-for- 14 in West Virginia series (3 RBI, 2 R, HR, SB), with a home run in game-2 (2-for-5, 2 RBI; 17-6) ... played key role in series win at league leader Rutgers (4-for-11, RBI, 2 R, 3B, HBP, 3 Ks) ... helped edge Illinois-Chicago, 4- 3 (1-for-3, 2 RBI, BB) ... hit 1-for-7 at the BIG EAST Tournament, in games vs. Rutgers (3-13) and Villanova (H, 2 RBI; 2-3).

FRESHMAN SEASON (2006): Was top all-around player in the 2005 Blue-Gold World Series, as Gold's secondbest hitter (.429, 3-for-7, 5 RBI, 2 R, 2 2B, 3 BB) while making no errors at second and logging two shutout, no-hit appearances (3.2 IP, BB, 3 Ks) ... saved final BGS game in `05 (6-3) by retiring 8-of-9 (BB, K), after earlier RBI double, two walks and run scored ... rated as the BIG EAST Conference's top freshman offensive player in 2006, earning second team allleague honors while becoming first freshman in nearly 20 years to lead the Irish in RBI ... Cincinnati outfielder Josh Harrison was only other freshman position player named all-BIG EAST (3rd team) while two freshman pitchers - ND's Kyle Weiland and Cincinnati's Steve Blevins - were named to the second team (all four of the above were passed over, as USF 3B Addison Maruszek was named rookie of the year) ... led all BIG EAST freshmen in overall (49) and league RBI (27), also owning top freshman totals for triples (6 overall, 3 in league) and league ABs (111) ... his 49 RBI were 11th among all BIG EAST players while Cincinnati's Logan Parker was only BIG EAST player with more triples (seven overall, four league) ... in conference action, his 27 RBI ranked fourth among all BIG EAST players behind West Virginia senior Stan Posluszny, Rutgers sophomore Frank Meade and St. John's senior Will Vogl ... first freshman to lead Notre Dame in RBI since future All-American and big leaguer Dan Peltier had a team-best 39 in `87 ... Brant Ust (54, in `97) is only ND freshman ever to total more RBI in a season than Barnes ... led `06 team in triples (6) and ABs (231), second in hits (68) and stolen bases (9-of-14), third in runs (40), total bases (97), walks (29) and games played (58), fourth in slugging pct. (.420) and doubles (11) ... his other stats included .294 batting, 11 doubles, pair of home runs .381 on-base and 38 Ks (55 GS, 5 HBP, 2 sac. bunts, 7 Es/.964 fielding) ... hit 62 points higher with runners in scoring position (.356; 5th on team), also fifth on team with .472 batting vs. RH pitchers (.325 vs. LHPs) while owning .472 leadoff on-base pct. (5th) ... hit .230 with 2-outs (12 RBI) ... finished -4 in plate-discipline ratio (29 BB+5 HBP-38 Ks) ... had only a pair of 2-error games (none with 3- plus Es) ... his 14 multi-RBI games trailed only Matt Bransfield's 16 (5th on team with 17 multi-hit games) ... starting assignments reflected his versatility, with starts at all four infield spots (22 at 2B, six each at SS and third, three at 1B) to go along with 18 DH starts while batting 22 times in cleanup spot and 25 in 3-hole (twice at leadoff, five as #5 batter, once in #7 spot) ... the Irish were 11-1 when he started on left side of infield (6-0 at 3B, 5-1 at SS) and 18-3 when he was cleanup batter ... batted slightly higher in all road games (.300, 39-for- 130, 27 RBI, 23 R, HR, 5 3B, 8 2B) than at home (.287, 29-for-101, 22 RBI, 17 R, HR, 3B, 3 2B) ... his other stats in `06 BIG EAST games: .306 batting, 15 BB (19 R, HR, 5 2B, HBP, 16 Ks, SAC, 2-5 SB, 2 Es/.973) ... made debut in 8-2 win over Air Force (1-for-5, R; in Millington, Tenn.) ... hit 3-for-4 in early loss to Arizona (SB; 0-2 in 10 inn., at Metrodome) ... his swinging bunt to left side forged 8thinning tie with #15 Texas A&M (4-4, in San Antonio) and he then stole a base before scoring on Cody Rizzo's double for eventual winning run (5-4) ... hit 2-for-4 in home win over Central Michigan (2 RBI, R, B; 11-9), sparking nine-game hit streak from March 22- April 2 ... had early double and run, followed by 2-run blast and RBI single to lead 6-3 road win over Georgetown (3-for-6) ... his impressive series versus Pittsburgh (6-for-14, 3 RBI, 2 R, 2B, BB, K) included dramatic gameending hit to complete sweep - sending 0-1 pitch into left-center for 1-out, 2-run single and 9-8 win (3-for-5, 2 R, BB) ... added RBI double days later in 6-4 comeback win over Ball State ... his 4-for-5 game helped complete sweep at South Florida (2 RBI, 2 R, 3B, 2B) ... added 2-for-10 effort in sweep of St. John's (2 R, 4 BB, HBP, K) and batted 4-for-15 as Irish took three from Rutgers (2 R, 4 RBI, SAC, SF, 2 Ks) ... had pair of hits in game-2 vs. RU (3 RBI, R) and again in game-3 (RBI, R) ... his 3- for-11 series at UConn (R, 4 RBI, 2B, 3 BB, 2 Ks, 1-2 SB) included pair of RBI in tight game- 1 (1-for-3, BB, SF, K; 7-6) and 2 RBI in nightcap (1-for-5, R, 2B, SB, K; 7-3; game-3 ended 1-1) ... homered in 12-1 win over Cleveland State (2-for-4, 4 RBI, R, HBP) ... hit 4-for-13 in Louisville series (3 R, 4 RBI, 3B, 2 Ks), including 2-for-4 in 11-3 opener (3 RBI, R, K; UL won next two, 5-4 and 9-6) ... added 3-for-11 in another 1-2 series, at Seton Hall (3 RBI, 3 R, 2B, 2 BB, 2 Ks), with 2 RBI in 7-6 opening loss (R, 2B, SF, K) ... hit 3-for-14 in road sweep of Villanova (2 RBI, 4 R, BB, K; 2- for-4 with RBI in 3-1 opener) ... factored into nearly one-third of team's runs (10-of-28; 6 RBI, 4 R) as Irish won fifth straight BIG EAST Tournament title, in Clearwater, Fla. ... team's second-leading hitter (.421, 8-for-19) at the BET, with team-best RBI total and pair of triples (BB, HBP, 4 Ks, SB) ... started strong at BET with 3-for-4 game vs. USF (2 RBI, 3B; 3- 1) and 3-for-5 vs.West Virginia (3 RBI, 2 R, SB; 12-4) ... scored key run in elimination game with St. John's (0-for-2, R, BB, HBP, K; 5-3) and tripled/scored to help finish off Louisville in title game (1-for-4, K; 7-0) ... batted 3-for- 11 in two games at NCAA Lexington Regional (2 R, 3B, 2B, BB).

PREP & PERSONAL: All-state and team MVP as senior shortstop at South Garland High School (.430, 39 R, 9 2B, 4 HR) ... helped `05 team win conference title ... team MVP as junior in `04, earning all-district honors as a shortstop (.314, 3 HR) and pitcher ... set SGHS record with 1.31 ERA in `04, including nohitter versus rival Garland HS squad led by Jarrod Plumber (later a member of the L.A. Dodgers organization) ... named all-conference in his final three seasons ... pitched in title game at `04 summer nationals, with Dallas Tigers ... competed with Tigers at 2003 (runner-up) and `04 Wood Bat Championships ... threw perfect game as 14- year old with Garland Cubs and played in Pony World Series ... received prestigious Sons of the Revolutionary War Award ... one of three Texas natives on `09 Notre Dame roster ... current Philadelphia Phillies closer Brad Lidge also wore #20 during his Notre Dame career ... mother Sharon Barnes played basketball at the University of Arkansas-Monticello ... born April 13, 1987, in Texarkana, Texas ... son of David and Sharon Barnes ... full name is Jeremy David Barnes ... entered 2008 fall semester with a 3.153 cumulative GPA, including a 3.47 in-season GPA during the 2006 spring term, a 3.56 in the fall of `07 and 3.238 in the spring of '08 ... an anthropology major, in the College of Arts and Letters.

Barnes' Career Statistics

200658/5523140 68116249 295383/29-14 .381.420.294
200756/5419427 5082128 201221/48-8 .329.335.258
200855/5319940 61151850 292253/43-6 .395.513.307
Totals169/162624107 17934911127 788857/1020-28 .370.423.287

Jeremy Barnes
Jeremy  Barnes


Garland, TX

High School:
South Garland

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 190




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