Unspoken Bond: Daily & Podkul Connect At Notre Dame

The Irish infielders lost their fathers before connecting under the Golden Dome.


Irish Hold Off Spartan Rally In 8-7 Win

David LaManna with RBI for Notre Dame in road victory.


Big Inning Sends Irish Past No. 9 LSU

Freshman duo of Tommy Sheehan (win) and Cole Kmet (save) power Irish on mound


Irish Rally Falls Short In Series Finale

Eric Gilgenbach homered in the effort for Notre Dame.


Hearne Vetoes Governors On Senior Day

Co-captain throws six shutout innings in 7-2 Irish win.


Notre Dame vs Pittsburgh Game 2

Game 2 of Notre Dame versus Pittsburgh on May 5th, 2018


Notre Dame vs Pittsburgh Game 1

Game 1 Notre Dame vs Pittsburgh on May 4th, 2018


Notre Dame vs Wake Forest Game 2

Notre Dame vs Wake Forest in game 2 of the series, on March 24th, 2018


Notre Dame vs NIU

Notre Dame vs NIU on March 20th, 2018


Irish vs. Maryland

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

Career & Game-by-Game Stats Get Acrobat Reader


  • Monogram winner (2016 & 2017)


  • One of three players to start all 54 games for the Irish
  • Ranked second on the team with 39 runs scored, and third with 60 hits
  • Had a team-high 14 doubles on the year
  • Surpassed his 2017 stolen base total with a team-best 14 on the season (14-19)
  • Hit an inside-the-park home run--the first homer of his career--against Florida State
  • Tallied a career-high four hits on Opening Day against LSU


  • Started all but two games on the year, emerging as the starting shortstop
  • Led the team with 12 stolen bases on the year (12-for-17)
  • Recorded 13 multi-hit games on the year, including two games with three hits
  • Went 6-for-8 in three-game sweep of Georgia Tech with a season-high three RBI in the series finale
  • Had four hits and two RBI in three-game set at No. 20 Wake Forest


  • Played in 26 games with 12 starts at third, short and DH
  • Recorded a hit in five straight games from March 18-31
  • Had two hits in both ends of a doubleheader against Wake Forest, with two doubles, an RBI and a run in the first game, followed by a double and RBI in game two
  • Played summer ball for the Wisconsin Woodchucks in the Northwoods League, posting a .282 average with 20 runs scored in 40 games


  • Earned four varsity letters in baseball at Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin
  • Rated the No. 2 shortstop in Illinois and the No. 38 shortstop in the nation by Perfect Game, who also slotted the No. 10 overall prospect in Illinois and No. 292 prospect in the nation
  • Named high honorable mention Perfect Game Preseason Senior All-America by Perfect game before earning All-Central Region honors, all-conference honors and first team all-state honors after the campaign
  • Hit .451 as a senior with two home runs and 45 stolen bases
  • Selected second team preseason underclassman All-American by Perfect Game entering junior season before leading team to a runner-up finish in state tournament with .395 average
  • Helped team to conference title during sophomore season, as well as sectional title during freshman year


  • Born in Springfield, Illinois
  • Son of Jeff Daily and Dawn Reyhan
  • Has a brother, Jack, and two sisters, Caroline and Claire
  • Enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters as an American Studies major

Cole Daily
Cole  Daily


Springfield, IL

High School:
Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 187


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