The Irish play their first series on the new FieldTurf at Frank Eck Stadium as Clemson comes calling May 9-11.
AT NOTRE DAME: Two-year monogram winner ... can play either of the corner outfield spots or first base ... potential power bat from both sides of the plate ... should hit in middle part of lineup as a junior ... was very capable in outfield as a sophomore after hard work led to improvement from freshman campaign ... one of the steadiest, all-around players on the roster.
HONORS & AWARDS: Third Team All-BIG EAST (2013) ... BIG EAST Academic All-Star (2012).
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): Appeared in all 58 games, earning 57 starts ... hit .319 (3rd - team) with 69 hits (3rd - team), 38 RBI (3rd - team), nine doubles, five triples (2nd - team), two homers, 27 walks (2nd - team), three sacrifice flies, three sacrifice bunts and 24 runs scored ... finished with a .435 slugging percentage and a .395 on-base percentage ... hit .368 against lefties (21-for-57), .302 against righties (48-for-159), .357 with runners in scoring position (40-for-112), .279 with the bases empty (29-for-104), .778 with the bases loaded (7-for-9), .382 as the leadoff batter (21-for-55), .372 (29-for-78) with runners in scoring position, .619 (13-for-21) with runner on third and less than two outs and .319 (22-for-69) with two outs ... led team with 20 two-out RBI ... finished fourth on the team with 15 multi-hit games ... placed third on the squad with nine multi-RBI games ... Irish were 2-0 with him at first base, 12-5 in left field, 10-12 in right field and 9-7 as the designated hitter ... Notre Dame was also 7-4 when he batted in the two hole, 0-1 in the three hole, 2-0 at cleanup and 24-19 in the fifth spot ... in BIG EAST play, started 23 of the 24 games and hit .299 with 26 hits, 18 RBI, one double, three triples, 12 walks, two sac bunts, one sac fly and seven runs scored ... produced a 10-game hitting streak (third-longest on team during year) from April 24 - May 11 ... started off the season with back-to-back three-hit games against Florida Gulf Coast and Ohio State (Feb. 16) ... had monster game against Tulane (Feb. 24), going 4-for-5 with a homer, two RBI and three runs scored ... four hits was a career best ... a week later went 3-for-4 with a walk and run scored against UMass (Mar. 1) ... had two walks, a hit by pitch, a sac bunt and two runs scored in Notre Dame's win over No. 10 Oklahoma (Mar. 10) ... went 3-for-4 with a career-best five RBI against Villanova (Apr. 7) ... totaled two hits (2-for-2), a double, two walks, two RBI and two runs scored against Quinnipiac (Apr. 21) ... went 3-for-5 with a triple, three RBI and a run scored against Connecticut (Apr. 26) ... totaled three RBI against USF (May 5) ... had five hits, five RBI and two runs scored total in back-to-back games against St. John's (May 12) and Western Michigan (May 14).
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Saw action in 54 games and started 52, including 11 in left field, eight in right field and 33 as the designated hitter ... batted .254 (48-for-189) with 18 runs scored, eight doubles, one home run and 19 RBI ... added 27 walks, eight hit by pitch, four sacrifice flies and one stolen base (in three attempts) ... recorded 59 total bases, posted a .312 slugging percentage and .364 on-base percentage ... posted a 1.000 fielding percentage ... did not commit an error on 21 fielding chances with one assist and 20 putouts ... led the Irish in sacrifice flies and ranked second in walks ... in BIG EAST games only, ranked tied for third in walks (15) and sacrifice flies (three)started all 27 BIG EAST games ... batted .270 (27-for-100) with 11 runs scored, four doubles, one home run and 10 RBI ... recorded 34 total bases, posted a .340 slugging percentage and .372 on-base percentage ... hit .236 (21-for-89) with seven runs scored, four doubles, nine RBI, 12 walks, five hit by pitch, one sacrifice fly and no stolen bases (in one attempt) in non-conference games ... batted .250 (2-for-8) in the BIG EAST tournament ... hit .211 (4-for-19) with one run scored, five RBI, five walks, three hit by pitch and one sacrifice fly in the month of February ... batted .255 (13-for-51) with four runs scored, two doubles, one home run, seven RBI, eight walks, two hit by pitch, one sacrifice fly and no stolen bases (in two attempts) in the month of March ... hit .281 (18-for-64) with nine runs scored, two doubles, four RBI, nine walks, three hit by pitch, one sacrifice fly and one stolen base (in one attempt) in the month of April ... batted .236 (13-for-55) with four runs scored, four doubles, three RBI, five walks and one sacrifice fly in the month of May ... hit .296 (21-for-71) with 10 runs scored, four doubles, one home run, six RBI, 13 walks, three hit by pitch and one stolen base (in one attempt) in home games ... batted .203 (14-for-69) with five runs scored, two doubles, six RBI, eight walks, two hit by pitch, three sacrifice flies and no stolen bases (in one attempt) in road games ... hit .265 (13-for-49) with three runs scored, two doubles, seven RBI, six walks, three hit by pitch, one sacrifice fly and no stolen bases (in one attempt) in neutral-site games ... batted .252 (26-for-103) with 12 runs scored, five doubles, one home run, 11 RBI, 15 walks, four hit by pitch, one sacrifice fly and no stolen bases (in two attempts) in Irish victories ... hit .256 (30-for-117) with 10 runs scored, four doubles, 11 RBI, 16 walks, seven hit by pitch, three sacrifice flies and one stolen base (in one attempt) in day games ... batted .250 (18-for-72) with eight runs scored, four doubles, one home run, eight RBI, 11 walks, one hit by pitch, one sacrifice fly and no stolen bases (in two attempts) in night games ... hit .251 (47-for-187) with 18 runs scored, seven doubles, one home run, 19 RBI, 27 walks, eight hit by pitch, four sacrifice flies and one stolen base (in three attempts) in games started ... went 1-for-2 (.500) in games off the bench with a double ... batted .224 (11-for-49) against left-handed pitching ... hit .264 (37-for-140) against right-handed pitching ... batted .241 (20-for-83) with runners on base ... hit .264 (28-for-106) with bases empty ... went 1-for-8 (.125) with the bases loaded ... reached base 15 times out of a possible 40 (.375) when leading off an inning ... went 1-for-2 (.000) with a double as a pinch hitter ... batted .236 (13-for-55) with runners in scoring position ... successful on 10 of 16 RBI opportunities with a runner on third base and less than two outs ... batted .137 (7-for-51) with two outs ... advanced 53 base runners on 103 attempts, good for a percentage of .515 ... registered 11 multi-hit games, including a trio of three-hit outings (Pittsburgh, Mar. 23; Georgetown-1, April 20; St. John's-2, Apr. 27) collected one multi-RBI games ... reached base in 44 of the 54 games in which he saw action ... Notre Dame went 28-24 when Bull started (18-15 at designated hitter, 6-5 in left field and 4-4 in right field) ... the Irish went 5-2 when Bull led off, 12-12 when he hit second, 1-0 when he batted sixth, 4-2 when he hit seventh and 0-1 when he batted eighth ... collected an RBI in each of his first five career games ... highlight of the season came with a solo, walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat Pittsburgh on March 23 ... first walk-off home run by an Irish player since 2010 ... first freshman with a walk-off home run since Alec Porzel in 1998.
PREP & PERSONAL: Named 2011 Perfect Game Central Region All-American at Eden Prairie H.S. in Eden Prairie, Minn. ... 2011 Perfect Game nationally ranked top 500 ... 2011 Rawlings Pre-Season All-American top 400 players ... 2010 Perfect Game nationally ranked No. 328 overall and No. 3 in Minnesota ... 2010 Power Showcase All-American Team (representing the state of Minnesota) ... helped Eden Prairie to conference, sectional and state championship in 2010 ... helped Eden Prairie to conference and sectional championship in 2009 ... played for Tony Ruemmele at Eden Prairie ... full name is Ryan Carl Bull ... son of David and Leslie Bull ... has a younger sister, Brittany ... enrolled in Mendoza College of Business and is majoring in finance with a secondary major in computer applications from the College of Arts & Letters.