The Irish take on Western Michigan on Wednesday afternoon.
AT NOTRE DAME: Two-year monogram winner ... should have a shot at a starting spot at either DH, 1B or OF ... versatile player that can play all over the field with the exception of the mound ... mature player who has arguably improved more defensively than any player in the program since arriving at Notre Dame ... has potential to be a power hitter ... improved tremendously at the plate since arriving on campus and turned in solid fall semester leading into junior campaign ... sported a 3.054 GPA heading into the spring 2014 semester.
HONORS & AWARDS: BIG EAST Academic All-Star (2012).
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): Appeared in 29 games during sophomore season, starting 14 contests (13 as the designated hitter, one in right field) ... batted .224 with five doubles, two home runs, 12 RBI and seven runs ... recorded an even .500 clip (6-for-12) with runners in scoring position ... four of 12 total RBI came with two outs ... stroked three doubles and finished with three RBI in 12 BIG EAST Conference games (six starts) ... drew a pair of walks and scored a run in season debut against Ohio State (Feb. 16) ... clubbed an RBI double in third straight start at designated hitter against Tennessee (Mar. 1) ... 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI in first home start of the year against UIC (Apr. 2) ... contributed an RBI double to the Notre Dame cause in the opening game of a BIG EAST home series against Villanova (Apr. 5) ... logged a pinch-hit RBI single at Toledo (Apr. 23) ... smacked a two-run home run after entering the game in the designated hitter slot versus Michigan State (Apr. 24) ... pinch-hit two-run double in the final game of a conference series against Connecticut (Apr. 28) ... opened four-game hit streak with a single and a run scored at Cincinnati (May 17) ... roped a double the following day as the starting designated hitter against the Bearcats (May 18) ... drilled a two-run home run to break open the first Notre Dame contest of the BIG EAST Championship against Seton Hall (May 22) ... chipped in an RBI single the following day against Pittsburgh (May 23).
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Saw action in 23 games and started eight as the designated hitter ... batted .154 (6-for-39) with two doubles and three RBI ... added four walks and one stolen base (in two attempts) ... recorded eight total bases, posted a .205 slugging percentage and .233 on-base percentage ... batted .333 (4-for-12) with two doubles, two RBI, two walks and no stolen bases (in one attempt) in BIG EAST games ... recorded six total bases, posted a .500 slugging percentage and .429 on-base percentage ... hit .074 (2-for-27) with one RBI, two walks and one stolen base (in one attempt) in non-conference games ... went 0-for-3 (.000) in the BIG EAST tournament ... went 0-for-1 (.000) with a walk in the month of February ... batted .176 (3-for-17) with one stolen base (in one attempt) in the month of March ... hit .125 (2-for-16) with one double, three walks and no stolen bases (in one attempt) in the month of April ... went 1-for-5 (.200) with a double and two RBI in the month of May ... went 0-for-7 (.000) in home games ... batted .261 (6-for-23) with two doubles, three walks and one stolen base (in two attempts) in road games ... went 0-for-9 (.000) with a walk and RBI in neutral-site games ... went 1-for-10 (.100) one RBI, two walks and no stolen bases (in one attempt) in Irish victories ... hit .120 (3-for-25) with one double, three RBI, four walks and one stolen base (in two attempts) in day games ... batted .214 (3-for-14) with one double in night games ... hit .120 (3-for-25) with one double, two walks and one stolen base (in one attempt) in games started ... batted .214 (3-for-14) with one double, three RBI, two walks and no stolen bases (in one attempt) in games off the bench... went 0-for-1 (.000) against left-handed pitching ... hit .158 (6-for-38) against right-handed pitching ... batted .111 (2-for-18) with runners on base ... hit .190 (4-for-21) with bases empty ... went 0-for-2 (.000) with the bases loaded ... reached base three times out of a possible seven (.429) when leading off an inning ... batted .154 (2-for-13) as a pinch hitter (most at bats as an Irish pinch hitter) ... went 2-for-8 (.250) with runners in scoring position ... successful on one of three RBI opportunities with a runner on third base and less than two outs ... drove in two and batted .154 (2-for-13) with two outs ... advanced seven base runners on 20 attempts, good for a percentage of .350 ... collected one multi-RBI game against Villanova (May 4) ... Notre Dame went 1-7 when Lezynski started ... the Irish went 0-2 when Lezynski batted second, 0-2 when he hit fifth and 1-3 when he batted sixth ... delivered a pinch-hit, two-out, two-strike and two-run double down two runs (9-7) in the ninth inning at Villanova on May 4.
PREP & PERSONAL: Four-year letterwinner at Notre Dame H.S. in Lawrenceville, N.J. ... batted .492 with eight doubles, four home runs, 23 RBI, 21 runs scored and 14 stolen bases in 17 attempts in 2001 ... selected to Carpenter Cup All-Star Team and New Jersey State All-Star Game ... made 45 tackles (13.0 for loss) and 4.5 sacks in four games during 2010 football season (missed most of season with injury) ... earned county defensive player/linebacker of the week honors ... helped Notre Dame H.S. to an 8-2 record ... earned Academic & Athletic Achievement Award for Trentonian ... served as Treasurer on Student Government Executive Board ... named first team New Jersey all non-public, first team New Jersey all-South Jersey, first team all-area, first team all-conference, Trentonian and Trenton Times Offensive Player of the Year and team MVP in 2010 ... batted .506 with 11 doubles, six home runs, 34 runs scored, nine stolen bases and 40 RBI ... also registered a .602 on-base percentage and .835 slugging percentage ... led Notre Dame to a 20-6 record and Mercer County Champions ... invited to Area Code Games Tryout (batted .377 in tournament play for the Philly Bandits) ... moved from defensive back to linebacker during football season ... helped team win conference championship and 9-1 record ... served as Treasurer on Student Government Executive Board ... named first team all-area, first team all-conference in 2009 ... batted .385 with 21 RBIs ... played under Dave Amaro in the summer for the Philly Bandits (batted .438 in tournament play) ... also earned varsity letter in football as a defensive back ... batted .409 with 14 RBI in 2008 as the only freshman to earn a varsity letter ... played for the Council Rock Newtown Little League team that won Mid-Atlantic region and played in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. ... full name is Blaise Vincent Lezynski ... son of Gregory and Jacqueline Lezynski ... has one sister, Siobhan, and two brothers, Nick and Xavier ... Nick was a three-year walk-on on the Irish football team (2009-11) ... enrolled in Mendoza College of Business as a marketing major.