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    Frank DeSico

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Cleveland, OH

    High School:
    St. Ignatius

    Height / Weight:
    5-9 / 190

    Position:
    INF

    Birthdate:
    12/31/1990

    Bats/Throws:
    R/R


    05/26/2013

    Irish Drop BIG EAST Title, 8-1, To Connecticut

    The 2013 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship Selection Show with regional pairings, will be revealed in a live, one-hour telecast on ESPNU at Noon (ET), Monday, May 27.

    04/21/2013

    Irish Complete Three-Game Sweep Of Quinnipiac With 5-1 Win

    Junior 1B and All-American candidate Trey Mancini went 2-for-4 with an RBI, two runs scored and two triples.

    04/20/2013

    Irish Hold Off Quinnipiac, 9-6, In Opener

    Notre Dame snaps six-game losing streak.

    04/20/2013

    Irish Sweep Doubleheader From Quinnipiac, 6-0

    Senior RHP Adam Norton tossed second complete-game shutout of 2013.

    04/17/2013

    Irish Led Bowling Green, 12-0, When Lightning, Rain For Cancellation In Fourth Inning

    Game does not go into the Notre Dame record books.

    05/15/2012

    2011-12 Athletics Highlight Video

    Debuted each year at the OSCARS - the year-end highlight video provides a look back at all 26 varsity sports competed at the University of Notre Dame and is created in cooperation with the Student Welfare and Development Office and LeSea Broadcasting.

    05/04/2013

    5/4 Baseball vs USF

    Notre Dame lost to USF 3 runs to 4 in 10 innings on Saturday, May 4th at Frank Eck Stadium.

    04/21/2013

    Baseball vs. Quinnipiac

    The Fighting Irish baseball team beat the Quinnipiac Bobcats 5-1 on April 21st at Eck Stadium.

    04/21/2013

    Notre Dame vs. Quinnipiac

    Notre Dame baseball

    04/20/2013

    4/20 Baseball vs Quinnipiac

    Notre Dame beat Quinnipiac 6 runs to 0 on Saturday, April 20th at Frank Eck Stadium.

    04/03/2013

    04-03-2013 Notre Dame Baseball vs Valparaiso

    Notre Dame Baseball vs Valparaiso on Wednesday, April 3, 2013.

    AT NOTRE DAME: Three-year monogram winner and 2013 co-captain has started 158 of Notre Dame's last 160 games ... enters his senior season with a .292 career batting average, one home run and 59 RBI ... has added 94 runs scored, 20 doubles, 61 walks, four hit by pitch, three sacrifice flies, 19 sacrifice bunts and 30 stolen bases (40 attempts) in 159 games (156 starts) ... in BIG EAST games, owns a career .278 batting average with six doubles and 28 RBI ... has added 49 runs scored, 29 walks, two hit by pitch, two sacrifice flies, seven sacrifice bunts and 17 stolen bases (22 attempts) in 80 games (80 starts) ... an all-out, `Charlie Hustle' type player ... does not possess one significantly above average tool, but add up the some of his parts and find a good, solid all-around college baseball player ... can play any infield position ... carried a 3.282 cumulative GPA into the `13 spring semester ... earned Dean's List for the first time with a 3.778 GPA over 17.5 credit hours in the '12 fall semester.

    HONORS & AWARDS:BIG EAST Academic All-Star (2010, 2011, 2012).

    JUNIOR SEASON (2012): Started all 58 games for the Irish, each at second base ... batted .302 (75-for-248) with 42 runs scored, nine doubles and 23 RBI ... added 24 walks, two hit by pitch, four sacrifice bunts and 13 stolen bases in 16 attempts ... recorded 84 total bases, posted a .339 slugging percentage and .369 on-base percentage ... posted a .980 fielding percentage ... committed seven errors on 348 fielding chances with 174 assists, 167 putouts and participated in 46 double plays ... led the BIG EAST in at bats, ranked second in fielding double plays, third in fielding assists and fifth in total plate appearances ... in BIG EAST games only, ranked third in at bats and tied for sixth in fielding assists ... led Notre Dame in at bats, hits, stolen base percentage, total plate appearances, games played and games started ... saw action in all 27 BIG EAST games and started each of them ... batted .276 (32-for-116) with 21 runs scored, three doubles and seven RBI ... added 10 walks, one hit by pitch, two sacrifice bunts and six stolen bases in eight attempts ... recorded 35 total bases, posted a .302 slugging percentage and .339 on-base percentage ... hit .326 (43-for-132) with 21 runs scored, six doubles, 16 RBI, 14 walks, one hit by pitch, two sacrifice bunts and seven stolen bases in eight attempts in non-conference games ... batted .118 (2-for-17) with one run scored and one walk in the BIG EAST tournament ... hit .407 (11-for-27) with nine runs scored, two doubles, three RBI, four walks, one hit by pitch and one stolen base in one attempt in the month of February ... batted .316 (25-for-79) with 12 runs scored, four doubles, nine RBI, seven walks, two sacrifice bunts and three stolen bases in four attempts in the month of March ... hit .307 (23-for-75) with 12 runs scored, two doubles, five RBI, six walks, one hit by pitch, one sacrifice bunt and five stolen bases in six attempts in the month of April ... batted .239 (16-for-67) with nine runs scored, one double, six RBI, seven walks, one sacrifice bunt and four stolen bases in five attempts in the month of May ... hit .316 (25-for-79) with 18 runs scored, four double, eight RBI, 10 walks, one hit by pitch, two sacrifice bunt and five stolen bases in eight attempts in home games ... batted .320 (31-for-97) with 12 runs scored, two doubles, eight RBI, seven walks, one sacrifice bunt and six stolen bases in six attempts in road games ... hit .264 (19-for-72) with 12 runs scored, three doubles, seven RBI, seven walks, one hit by pitch, two sacrifice bunts and two stolen bases in two attempts in neutral games ... batted .341 (46-for-135) with 34 runs scored, nine doubles, 17 RBI, 15 walks, one hit by pitch and eight stolen bases in 11 attempts in Irish victories ... hit .277 (44-for-159) with 29 runs scored, five doubles, 12 RBI, 16 walks, one hit by pitch, four sacrifice bunts and five stolen bases in six attempts in day games ... batted .348 (31-for-89) with 13 runs scored, four doubles, 11 RBI, eight walks, one hit by pitch and eight stolen bases in 10 attempt in night games ... hit .333 (23-for-69) against left-handed pitching ... batted .291 (52-for-179) against right-handed pitching ... hit .313 (31-for-99) with runners on base ... batted .295 (44-for-149) with bases empty ... went 0-for-4 (.000) with the bases loaded ... reached base 27 times out of a possible 87 (.310) when leading off an inning ... batted .297 (19-for-64) with runners in scoring position ... successful on 10 of 19 RBI opportunities with a runner on third base and less than two outs ... totaled nine RBI and batted .259 (15-for-58) with two outs ... advanced 49 base runners on 111 attempts, good for a percentage of .441 ... registered team-high 22 multi-hit games, including a pair of four-hit games (Mar. 2 at Texas State, May 15 at Northwestern) ... collected three multi-RBI games, including a five RBI contest (Mar. 21 vs. IPFW) and a three RBI game (May 18 at Connecticut) ... Notre Dame went 31-27 when DeSico started... the Irish went 15-16 when DeSico led off and 16-11 when he batted second.

    SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011): Started 85 straight games at second base for Notre Dame from Mar. 6, 2010 - May 1, 2011 ... the 85 consecutive starts at second base were the most for an Irish player since Steve Sollman made 86 straight starts at second from Mar. 30, 2002 - Apr. 22, 2003 ... streak ended on May 3 against Michigan ... appeared in 51 games and started 51 for the Irish, each at second base ... batted .237 (46-for-194) with 23 runs scored, five doubles and 11 RBI ... added 23 walks, one hit by pitch, one sacrifice fly, eight sacrifice bunts and 13 stolen bases in 19 attempts ... recorded 51 total bases, posted a .263 slugging percentage and .320 on-base percentage ... posted a .973 fielding percentage ... committed eight errors on 293 fielding chances with 161 assists, 124 putouts and participated in 29 double plays ... ranked in the top five on the Irish in stolen bases (first), stolen base attempts (first), fielding assists (first), fielding double plays (second) plate appearances (second), walks (tied for second), at bats (third), runs scored (third), fielding chances (third), hits (fourth), putouts (fourth), sacrifice bunts (tied for fourth), total bases (fifth), batting (fifth), on-base percentage (fifth) and games started (tied for fifth) ... saw action in all 26 BIG EAST games and started each of them ... batted .236 (25-for-106) with 11 runs scored and six RBI ... added 11 walks, one hit by pitch, one sacrifice fly, three sacrifice bunts and eight stolen bases in 11 attempts ... recorded 25 total bases, posted a .236 slugging percentage and .311 on-base percentage ... hit .239 (21-for-88) with 12 runs scored, five doubles, five RBI, 12 walks, five sacrifice bunts and five stolen bases in eight attempts in non-conference games ... batted .333 (7-for-21) with three runs scored, two doubles, three RBI, two walks, two sacrifice bunts and one stolen base in one attempt in the month of February ... hit .242 (15-for-62) with seven runs scored, three doubles, two RBI, 10 walks, one hit by pitch, three sacrifice bunts and five stolen bases in seven attempts in the month of Mar. ... batted .207 (12-for-58) with five runs scored, six RBI, four walks, one sacrifice fly, two sacrifice bunts and six stolen bases in nine attempts in the month of Apr. ... hit .226 (12-for-53) with eight runs scored, four RBI, seven walks, one sacrifice fly, two sacrifice bunts and one stolen base in two attempts in the month of May ... batted .253 (19-for-75) with 11 runs scored, five RBI, eight walks, one hit by pitch, two sacrifice bunts and five stolen bases in nine attempts in home games ... hit .241 (14-for-58) with three runs scored, three doubles, two RBI, nine walks, one sacrifice fly, two sacrifice bunts and five stolen bases in six attempts in road games ... batted .213 (19-for-89) with 12 runs scored, two doubles, six RBI, 13 walks, one hit by pitch, one sacrifice fly, three sacrifice bunts and four stolen bases in five attempts in Irish victories ... hit .238 (35-for-147) with 17 runs scored, four doubles, eight RBI, 17 walks, one hit by pitch, one sacrifice fly, eight sacrifice bunts and 10 stolen bases in 13 attempts in day games ... batted .234 (11-for-47) with six runs scored, one double, three RBI, six walks and three stolen bases in six attempt in night games ... hit .237 (46-for-194) with 23 runs scored, five doubles, 11 RBI, 23 walks, one hit by pitch, one sacrifice fly, eight sacrifice bunts and 13 stolen bases in 19 attempts in games started ... batted .275 (14-for-51) against left-handed pitching ... hit .224 (32-for-143) against right-handed pitching ... batted .209 (14-for-67) with runners on base ... hit .252 (32-for-127) with bases empty ... went 0-for-3 (.000) with the bases loaded ... reached base 24 times out of a possible 78 (.308) when leading off an inning ... batted .200 (10-for-50) with runners in scoring position ... successful on five of 10 RBI opportunities with a runner on third base and less than two outs ... advanced 40 base runners on 82 attempts, good for a percentage of .488 ... totaled six RBI and batted .182 (10-for-55) with two outs ... registered 12 multi-hit games, including one three-hit game (Mar. 20 vs. Gonzaga) ... Notre Dame went 23-27-1 when DeSico started... the Irish went 20-22-1 when DeSico led off, 0-2 when he batted sixth, 2-1 when he hit seventh and 1-2 when he batted eighth.

    FRESHMAN SEASON (2010): Recorded three four-hit games; the last Irish player to have more games in a season with four or more hits was Craig Cooper in 2006 (three four-hit games, one five-hit game) ... the trio of four-hit games also came in a 20-game stretch, the shortest span for three games with four or more hits since A.J. Pollock had three four-hit games in a 17-game span in 2008 (Mar. 4 vs. Maine, Mar. 26 vs. Milwaukee, and Mar. 30 vs. Cincinnati) ... started the final 47 games of the season at second base for the Irish, the last 32 of which were error-free ... closed the season with 155 consecutive chances without an error, last making a miscue in the first game of the doubleheader with USF on Mar. 27 ... appeared in 50 games and started 47 for the Irish, each at second base ... batted .333 (63-for-189), second-best on the team, with 29 runs scored, six doubles, one home run and 25 RBI ... added 14 walks, one hit by pitch, two sacrifice flies, seven sacrifice bunts and four stolen bases in five attempts ... recorded 72 total bases, posted a .381 slugging percentage and .379 on-base percentage ... recorded a .980 fielding percentage ... committed five errors on 244 fielding chances with 142 assists, 97 putouts and participated in 25 double plays ... ranked in the top five on the Irish in sacrifice bunts (first), games played (second), hitting (second), assists (second), hits (tied for second), stolen bases (third), plate appearances (third), at bats (third), on-base percentage (third), fielding double plays (third), runs scored (tied for third), RBI (fourth), total bases (fourth), walks (fourth), games started (fourth), fielding chances (fourth) and putouts (fourth) ... saw action in all 27 BIG EAST games and started each of them ... batted team-high .319 (36-for-113) with 17 runs scored, three doubles and 15 RBI ... added eight walks, one sacrifice fly, two sacrifice bunts and three stolen bases in three attempts ... recorded 39 total bases, posted a .345 slugging percentage and .361 on-base percentage ... hit .355 (27-for-76) with 12 runs scored, three doubles, one home run, 10 RBI, six walks, one hit by pitch, one sacrifice fly, five sacrifice bunts and one stolen base in two attempts in non-conference games ... batted .250 (1-for-4) with one run scored and walk in the month of February ... hit .321 (17-for-53) with eight runs scored, four doubles, six RBI, three walks, one hit by pitch, sacrifice fly, five sacrifice bunts and no stolen bases in one attempt in the month of Mar. ... batted .361 (30-for-83) with 17 runs scored, two doubles, one home run, 16 RBI, six walks, a sacrifice fly, sacrifice bunt and three stolen bases in three attempts in the month of Apr. ... hit .306 (15-for-49) with three runs scored, three RBI, four walks, one sacrifice bunt and one stolen base in one attempt in the month of May ... batted team-best .356 (32-for-90) with 10 runs scored, two doubles, one home run, 13 RBI, four walks, one hit by pitch, one sacrifice fly, three sacrifice bunts and two stolen bases in two attempts in home games ... hit .288 (21-for-73) with 15 runs scored, three doubles, eight RBI, seven walks, one sacrifice fly, three sacrifice bunts and one stolen base in one attempt in road games ... batted team-best .403 (31-for-77) with 19 runs scored, one double, home run, 14 RBI, nine walks, one sacrifice fly, two sacrifice bunts and two stolen bases in three attempts in Irish victories ... hit .307 (35-for-114), second-best on the team, with 18 runs scored, four doubles, 13 RBI, 12 walks, one hit by pitch, sacrifice fly, five sacrifice bunts and three stolen bases in four attempts in day games ... batted .373 (28-for-75), second-best on the team, with 11 runs scored, two doubles, one home run, 12 RBI, two walks, one sacrifice fly, two sacrifice bunts and one stolen base in one attempt in night games ... hit team-best .335 (62-for-185) with 28 runs scored, six doubles, one home run, 25 RBI, 13 walks, one hit by pitch, two sacrifice flies, seven sacrifice bunts and four stolen bases in five attempts in games started ... went 1-for-4 (.250) with one run scored and walk when coming off the Irish bench ... batted .431 (22-for-51), second-best on the team, against left-handed pitching ... hit .354 (29-for-82) with runners on base ... went 3-for-5 (.600) with the bases loaded ... went 0-for-1 (.000) as a pinch hitter ... batted .341 (15-for-44) with runners in scoring position ... successful on 13 of 16 RBI opportunities with a runner on third base and less than two outs ... advanced 59 base runners on 96 attempts, good for a team-best percentage of .615 ... totaled seven RBI and batted .265 (13-for-49) with two outs ... registered 18 multi-hit games, tied for second-best on the team, including a pair of three-hit games (Mar. 12 vs. Pacific; Apr. 23 vs. Cincinnati) and a trio of four-hit outings (Apr. 6 vs. Oakland; Apr. 30 vs. St. John's; May 8 at West Virginia) ... recorded eight multi-RBI games (Mar. 12 vs. Pacific; Mar. 23 vs. Ball State; Apr. 3 at Georgetown; Apr. 06 vs. Oakland; Apr. 10 vs. Rutgers; Apr. 16 at Seton Hall; Apr. 27 vs. Toledo; Apr. 30 vs. St. John's), which ranked tied for second on the Irish ... Notre Dame went 18-29 when DeSico started... the Irish went 1-2 when DeSico led off, 13-17 when he batted second, 4-8 when he hit seventh and 0-2 when he batted ninth ... went 0-for-1 as a pinch hitter.

    PREP & PERSONAL: Three-year starter and four-year letterwinner at St. Ignatius High School ... batted .440 with two home runs, 16 doubles and 24 stolen bases as a senior ... equaled his own school record with 51 hits ... 24 steals ranked second to his own record of 27 set one season earlier ... named first team all-state ... served as captain ... named Under Armour and Louisville Slugger All-American ... helped St. Ignatius to the state semifinals in baseball ... also helped them capture a state football championship as a slot back ... batted .420 and set school records with 27 stolen bases, 51 hits and 83 runs scored as a junior ... also added six home runs in 2008 ... earned all-conference honors as both a sophomore and junior ... helped Wildcats to a pair of appearances in the Ohio High School State semifinals, including a runner-up finish last spring ... as a sophomore, hit .350 with 15 stolen bases ... received Gold Glove Award in South Carolina as sophomore in South Carolina Classic during spring break ... rated as a Perfect Game top prospect as well as Under Armour top prospect ... entered senior season (2009) as a Under Armour pre-season All-American ... also plays football at St. Ignatius and helped them capture the 2008 Ohio High School State Championship as a slot receiver and punt returner (recorded three punt returns for touchdown) ... posted a 4.1 cumulative grade point average ... member of the National Honor Society and received the Michelson-Morley Award for mathematics and science ... born Dec. 31, 1990 ... son of Kevin and Mary DeSico ... full name is Frank Kevin DeSico ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a marketing major.

    DeSico's Career Statistics

    YearAVGGP-GSABRH2B3BHRRBITBSLG%BBHBPSOGDPOB%SFSH SB-ATTPOAEFLD%
    2010.33350-47189296360125 72.381141181.379274-5971425.98
    2011.23751-5119423465001151.263231190.3201813-191241618.973
    2012.30258-5824842759002384.339242374.3690413-161671747.980
    Totals.292159-15663194184200159207.328614745.35631930-4038847720.977

    DeSico in the BIG EAST Conference

    YearAVGGP-GSABRH2B3BHRRBITBSLG%BBHBPSOGDPOB%SFSH SB-ATTPOAEFLD%
    2010.31927-2711317363001539.3458080.361123-360781.993
    2011.23626-261061125000625.236111120.311138-1161855.967
    2012.27627-271162132300735.302101231.339026-882795.970
    Totals.27880-8033549936002899.296292431.3372717-2220324211.976
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