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06/14/2017

Irish Trio Of Bielak, Ruibal & Lidge Drafted

Caps 2017 Notre Dame draft class at six members, matching a program record.

05/14/2017

Irish Rally Falls Short In Series Finale

Eric Gilgenbach homered in the effort for Notre Dame.

04/28/2017

Irish Rally Downs Blue Devils

Eric Gilgenbach with game-winning RBI in bottom of the eighth.

04/07/2017

Irish Strike Late To Beat Georgia Tech

Brandon Bielak and Sean Guenther combine to strikeout 11 Yellow Jackets.

03/31/2017

Bielak & Guenther Stymie Wolfpack

Irish duo holds NC State to one run in victory.

03/06/2017

Irish vs. Maryland

The Notre Dame baseball team faces Maryland in the USA-Baseball Irish Classic in Cary, NC (Photos by Andy Mead).

05/06/2016

Pitt vs. Notre Dame (Game 1 - 5/6/16)

The Irish fell to the Panthers, 4-2, in game one of a three-game ACC series at Frank Eck Stadium May 6, 2016.

03/05/2016

Notre Dame 7, Brown 6

The Irish scored four runs in the bottom of the ninth to claim their third walk-off win in the last four games.

02/21/2016

Irish at Santa Clara - Feb. 21, 2016

Notre Dame wrapped up a three-game set at Santa Clara Sunday afternoon.

02/20/2016

Irish at Santa Clara - Feb. 19, 2016

Notre Dame opened the 2016 season with a 5-0 victory over Santa Clara at Stephen Schott Stadium.

Career & Game-by-Game Stats Get Acrobat Reader

HONORS & AWARDS:

  • MLB Draft Pick (2017 - 11th Round by Houston Astros)
  • ACC All-Freshman Team (2015)
  • Two-time ACC All-Academic Team (2015, 2016)
  • Three-time ACC Academic Honor Roll (2015, 2016 & 2017)
  • Two-time Monogram winner (2015, 2016)

AS A JUNIOR (2017):

  • Threw 73.0 innings on the year, tying for team-high with 14 starts
  • Second on the team with 75 strikeouts while allowing the fewest home runs of any Irish pitcher (four)
  • Had four quality starts on the season while striking out at least six hitters in seven of his 14 starts
  • Helpd Maryland to one earned run with six strikeouts in six innings while taking no-decision
  • Won at Pitt with six innings of four-hit, two-run ball
  • Selected in the 2017 MLB Draft at 331st overall (11th round) by Houston Astros

AS A SOPHOMORE (2016):

  • Rated the ACC’s No. 14 prospect for the 2017 MLB Draft by Perfect Game, as well as the No. 88 player nationally
  • Ranked the No. 57 sophomore in the country by Perfect Game
  • Led team with 2.10 ERA over 15 appearances
  • Second on the team with 54 strikeouts
  • Posted best opponent batting average on team among eligible pitchers at .214
  • Had seven scoreless outings on the year, including three against ranked teams: at Santa Clara (2.2 IP), at No. 13 NC State (5.0 IP, win), at Virginia Tech (2.1 IP), against No. 17 Michigan (0.2 IP), versus Boston College (2.1 IP), at No. 7 Florida State (4.0 IP), versus Ohio (3.0 IP, win) and versus Pittsburgh (5.1 IP)
  • Threw seven innings in each of his final two starts on the season at No. 20 North Carolina (7.0 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 6 K) and against No. 16 Clemson (7.0 IP, 1 UE, 9 K)
  • Posted a 1.54 ERA with 29 strikeouts over 23.1 innings in the Cape Cod League during summer of 2016

FRESHMAN SEASON (2015):

  • Earned ACC All-Freshman honors after leading Irish in starts (14) and innings (88.2)
  • Threw five quality starts and eclipsed the 100 pitch mark six times
  • Threw at least 5.1 innings in eight consecutive starts from March 14-May 2
  • Finished second on the team with 62 strikeouts
  • Won his first collegiate start against Oklahoma, allowing one earned run on two hits over five innings
  • Recorded a no-decision against No. 12 Virginia, allowing two runs with five strikeouts in 7.1 innings
  • Tossed 125 pitches to complete seven shutout innings with eight strikeouts against Pitt
  • Earned victory against No. 7 Florida State, conceding just one run with five strikeouts in 7.1 innings
  • Recorded a win in first career relief appearance, striking out six in four innings
  • Started NCAA regional game against Wright State

HIGH SCHOOL:

  • Earned four varsity letters in baseball at St. Joseph
  • Rated the No. 4 righthanded pitcher in New Jersey and No. 6 overall prospect in Garden State by Perfect Game to go along with national ratings of No. 73 righty and No. 217 overall
  • Posted a 0.82 ERA as a senior, striking out 87 on way to an 8-1 record as team went 21-9 and won the Greater Middlesex County Championship
  • Hit .420 with 24 RBI and two home runs to earn Middlesex County Player of the Year, first team all-state and first team all-county honors
  • Named Northeast Regional All-High School Senior performer by Perfect Game, as well as a second team underclassman All-American
  • Named all-county as a sophomore and freshman
  • Played summer ball for FullCount Baseball

PERSONAL:

  • Born in Edison, New Jersey
  • Son of Brian and Charlee Bielak
  • Has an older brother, Chris, who played baseball at Marist
  • Enrolled in Mendoza College of Business as an IT Management major
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Brandon Bielak
Brandon  Bielak

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Sayreville, NJ

High School:
St. Joseph

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 210

Position:
RHP

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