Excitement surrounds a program that welcomes back nearly everyone from 2014.
The Irish look ahead to their 2015 campaign as fall practices conclude with the annual Blue-Gold Series
Games will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Frank Eck Stadium.
The Irish and Owls play the rubber game of the series at 1 p.m. Sunday at FAU Stadium.
Notre Dame will play 13 games against Baseball America's preseason top 25.
AT NOTRE DAME (2013-PRESENT): One-year monogram winner.
JUNIOR SEASON (2015): Will miss the 2015 season after undergoing right knee surgery in the fall of 2014.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014): Made one appearance out of the bullpen in season opener against No. 24 Florida Atlantic … surrendered three hits in three innings of work … fanned two batters, allowed two walks and hit one batter … missed the rest of the season after surgery on right elbow in February 2014.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Appeared in 21 games for Notre Dame during freshman season (eight starts) ... went 1-2 on the year with a 4.70 ERA ... yielded 43 hits in 44 innings pitched, limiting opponents to a .253 average ... struck out 36 batters and walked only 14, the second-lowest amount of free passes issued by Irish pitchers, for a 2.6 BB/K ratio ... tied for second on the Irish in strikeouts looking (13), and ranked fourth in games appeared in relief (13) ... held left-handed batters to only a .208 batting average against during the season ... tossed eight innings of relief in BIG EAST contests, posting a 0-0 record and a 5.62 ERA in eight appearances (two starts) ... struck out a career-high eight batters over five innings of work in his first start of the year against Mercer (Feb. 17) ... tossed seven strong innings against Rhode Island (March 3), allowing three runs on six hits, walking none and striking out six Rams batters ... threw four innings of one-run baseball in first career home start against Seton Hall (March 23) ... allowed an earned run in inaugural relief effort out of the Notre Dame bullpen at Louisville (March 30) ... earned first career win after working 0.2 relief innings of scoreless baseball against Michigan State (April 24) ... struck out three batters in 1.1 innings out of the bullpen at Central Michigan (April 30) ... allowed only three earned runs total over his final seven appearances … earned a monogram.
PREP & PERSONAL: Earned two letters in baseball ... helped Providence Catholic to Chicago Catholic League Blue championships during sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... team finished second in state as a junior ... was an Illinois State Scholar and was on the High Honor Roll ... played club baseball with the Illinois Sparks ... cousin, Michael Hearne, is also on the Notre Dame baseball team ... full name is David Joseph Hearne ... born in Blue Island, Illinois ... son of David and Bridie Hearne ... has a younger sister, Kelly ... enrolled in Mendoza College of Business and is majoring in finance.
**Career Stats Attached Above As PDF (As Of May 17, 2014)**