The Irish Baseball team was victorious over Georgetown 3-2 at the Eck Baseball Stadium on March 25th.
AT NOTRE DAME: Co-captain with fellow senior Will Hudgins ... two-year monogram winner enters his senior season with a .143 career batting average ... has added six runs, one RBI, three walks, one sacrifice hit and one stolen base in 17 games (four starts) ... quintessential "program" type kid ... phenomenal student-athlete ... widely respected by the coaching staff and teammates ... viewed as a leader by his teammates despite his limited playing time ... as committed to the program as any member of the team ... missed the entire 2010 season following offseason knee surgery ... scrappy, aggressive middle infielder along the lines of former Irish shortstop Brett Lilley ('07) ... has the versatility to play anywhere in the infield ... carried a 3.581 cumulative GPA into the `12 spring semester.
JUNIOR SEASON (2011): Appeared in 11 games and started one for the Irish ... went hitless in seven at-bats with four runs, two walks and one stolen base ... scored two runs, including the gamewinning tally; also drew a walk in a pinch-hit opportunity and came around to score in the walk-off victory on Mar. 15 vs. UTSA ... drew a walk and came around to score on Mar. 18 vs. Iowa ... scored following Trey Mancini's three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning of a 5-4 victory over Seton Hall on May 1 ... started at second base vs. Michigan on May 3.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010): Missed the season following offseason knee surgery, which also forced him to miss fall practice and the Blue-Gold World Series.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2009): Appeared in six games and started three for the Irish (all at second base) ... batted .286 (2-for-7) with two runs, one RBI, one walk and one sacrifice hit ... went 0-for-2 with a walk in first career start (Mar. 11 vs. Grambling) and went 2-for-4 with a run scored and RBI in his only other start of season (Mar. 24 vs. Central Michigan) ... scored a run against Oakland on Mar. 25 ... committed two errors in 18 fielding chances.
PREP & PERSONAL: Helped lead Boston College High School to the state semifinals in 2006 and 2007 ... played for coach Norm Walsh at BCHS ... also has played AAU ball with the South Shore Seadogs (coach by Ryan Morgan) and American Legion with Post 118 (coached by Bill Signorelli) ... attended Notre Dame Baseball Camp in the summer of 2007 ... received 2007 scholar-athlete award ... a Fulton Scholarship recipient at BCHS ... also a high-honor roll student all four years and member of the National Honor Society ... his father Mark was a 1978 Notre Dame graduate while his sister Jacqueline graduated in 2009 ... Jacqueline was a co-commodore of the Irish Sailing team and a DJ at WVFI ... his mother (Laura) played basketball at the University of Alabama ... born Oct. 28, 1989 ... son of Mark and Laura Chase ... full name is Thomas Joseph Chase ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as an accounting major.