Notre Dame Baseball defeated Georgetown 1 to 0 on Saturday, March 26th.
AT NOTRE DAME: Three-year monogram winner enters his senior season with a .279 career batting average, eight home runs and 59 RBI ... has added 68 runs, 27 doubles, 43 walks, 13 sacrifice flies, 10 sacrifice bunts and five stolen bases (nine attempts) in 122 games (104 starts) ... in BIG EAST games, owns a career .279 batting average with five home runs and 32 RBI ... has added 33 runs, 12 doubles, 12 walks, seven sacrifice flies, two sacrifice bunts and three stolen bases (five attempts) in 57 games (50 starts) ... will serve as co-captain (along with Brian Dupra) of the 2011 Irish team ... two-time captain ... outstanding leader ... one of the players that the Irish would be truly hard-pressed to replace this spring ... slick-fielding middle infielder who also could play third base ... has excellent defensive footwork and soft hands ... versatile, hard-nosed player with gap-to-gap power ... carried a 3.461 cumulative GPA into the `11 spring semester.
JUNIOR SEASON (2010): Appeared in 49 games and started each one for the Irish, each at shortstop ... did miss five games to injury following a hard-hit, ground ball took a wild hop into his face against Texas-Pan American on March 09 ... batted .228 (41-for-180) with 29 runs scored, 13 doubles, one triple, five home runs and 22 RBI ... added 20 walks, two hit by pitches, three sacrifice flies, two sacrifice bunts and two stolen bases in four attempts ... recorded 71 total bases, posted a .394 slugging percentage and .307 on-base percentage ... posted a .933 fielding percentage ... committed 17 errors on 253 fielding chances with 158 assists, 78 putouts and participated in 29 double plays ... ranked in the top five on the Irish in assists (first), fielding double plays (second), walks (second), doubles (second), home runs (tied for second), sacrifice flies (tied for second), games started (tied for second), fielding chances (third), triples (tied for third), runs scored (tied for third), games played (tied for fourth), stolen bases (tied for fourth), slugging percentage (fifth), hits (fifth), RBI (fifth), total bases (fifth), plate appearances (fifth) and at bats (fifth) ... saw action in all 27 BIG EAST games and started each of them ... batted .221 (23-for-104) with 17 runs scored, five doubles, three home runs and 13 RBI ... added five walks, two hit by pitches, two sacrifice flies, one sacrifice bunt and one stolen base in three attempts ... recorded 37 total bases, posted a .356 slugging percentage and .265 on-base percentage ... hit .237 (18-for-76) with 12 runs scored, eight doubles, one triple, two home runs, nine RBI, 15 walks, one sacrifice fly, one sacrifice bunt and one stolen base in one attempt in non-conference games ... batted .182 (4-for-22) with four runs scored, two doubles, three RBI, four walks, one sacrifice fly and one sacrifice bunt in the month of February ... hit .227 (10-for-44) with four runs scored, three doubles, one triple, one home run, three RBI, five walks and one stolen base in one attempt in the month of March ... batted .183 (13-for-71) with 13 runs scored, four doubles, two home runs, 11 RBI, 10 walks, two hit by pitches, one sacrifice fly, one sacrifice bunt and one stolen base in three attempts in the month of April ... hit team-best .326 (14-for-43) with eight runs scored, four doubles, two home runs, five RBI, one walk and one sacrifice fly in the month of May ... batted .221 (17-for-77) with 13 runs scored, eight doubles, one triple, two home runs, eight RBI, 12 walks, one hit by pitch, one sacrifice fly and two stolen bases in two attempts in home games ... hit .227 (17-for-75) with 12 runs scored, one double, three home runs, 10 RBI, two walks, one hit by pitch, one sacrifice fly, one sacrifice bunt and no stolen bases in two attempts in road games ... batted .219 (16-for-73) with 16 runs scored, five doubles, one triple, one home run, 13 RBI, 12 walks, two hit by pitches, three sacrifice flies, two sacrifice bunts and two stolen bases in four attempts in Irish victories ... hit .242 (29-for-120) with 17 runs scored, eight doubles, three home runs, 15 RBI, 12 walks, one hit by pitch, two sacrifice flies, two sacrifice bunts and no stolen bases in two attempts in day games ... batted .200 (12-for-60) with 12 runs scored, five doubles, one triple, one home run, seven RBI, eight walks, one hit by pitch, one sacrifice fly and two stolen bases in two attempts in night games ... hit .228 (41-for-180) with 29 runs scored, 13 doubles, one triple, five home runs, 22 RBI, 20 walks, two hit by pitches, three sacrifice flies, two sacrifice bunts and two stolen bases in four attempts in games started ... batted .233 (10-for-43) against left-handed pitching ... hit .226 (31-for-137) against right-handed pitching ... batted .211 (19-for-90) with runners on base ... went 0-for-3 (.000) with the bases loaded ... hit .164 (9-for-55) with runners in scoring position ... successful on six of 11 RBI opportunities with a runner on third base and less than two outs ... advanced 40 base runners on 101 attempts, good for a percentage of .396 ... totaled nine RBI, tied for third-best on the Irish, and batted .190 (12-for-63) with two outs ... registered a team-high 10 assists at Seton Hall on April 18, 2010 ... registered nine multi-hit games, including a trio of three-hit contests (March 23 vs. Ball State; April 01 at Georgetown; May 16 at Villanova) ... recorded five multi-RBI games, including one three-RBI contest (April 03 at Georgetown) and one four-RBI game (April 02 at Georgetown) ... Notre Dame went 20-29 when Doyle started ... the Irish went 1-0 when Doyle batted cleanup, 15-22 when he hit fifth, 4-6 when he batted seventh and 0-1 when he hit ninth.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009): Appeared in 49 games and started 44 for the Irish, predominantly at third base (28 starts) ... also made 16 starts at second base ... batted .324 (66-for-204) with three home runs and 37 RBI ... added 29 runs scored, 10 doubles, 19 walks, one hit by pitch, nine sacrifice flies, three sacrifice bunts and three stolen bases (five attempts) ... did not ground into four double plays in 204 at bats ... recorded 70 total bases, posted a .449 slugging percentage and .384 on-base percentage ... batted .429 (21-for-49) against left-handed pitching ... hit an impressive .347 (26-for-75) with runners on base ... batted .600 (3-for-5) with the bases loaded ... reached base at a team-best .588 clip (10-of-17) when leading off an inning ... hit .327 (16-for-49) with runners in scoring position ... was 11-for-16 in RBI opportunities with a runner on third base and less than two outs ... totaled 15 two-out RBI (third highest) ... ranked among the top five on the squad in sacrifice flies (first), doubles (third), slugging (third), batting (fourth), hits (fifth), RBI (fifth) and total bases (fifth) ... his nine overall sacrifice flies led the league and also tied the school record (Robbie Kent, 1994) ... hit .351 (27-for-77) with two home runs and 18 RBI in 22 BIG EAST games (21 starts) ... added 15 runs scored, five doubles, six walks, one hit by pitch, five sacrifice flies, one sacrifice bunt and two stolen bases (two attempts) ... batted .409 (9-for-22) against left-handed pitching ... batted .327 (18-for-55) against right-handed pitching ... hit an impressive .378 (14-for-37) with runners on base ... batted .325 (13-for-40) with the bases empty ... reached base at a .500 clip (11-of-22) when leading off an inning ... hit .346 (9-for-26) with runners in scoring position ... was 6-for-8 in RBI opportunities with a runner on third base and less than two outs ... hit a remarkable .464 (13-for-28) with two outs ... recorded eight two-out RBI (second highest) ... ranked among the top five on the squad in sacrifice flies (first), batting (third), slugging (third), on-base percentage (third), RBI (third), runs scored (fourth), hits (fourth), doubles (t-fourth) and total bases (t-fourth) ... his five sacrifice flies in BIG EAST games ranked second in the league ... registered 16 multi-hit games (t-fourth), including a trio of three-hit games (Feb. 20 vs. Ohio State; April 26 at Louisville; April 28 vs. UIC) ... recorded eight multi-RBI games, including a quartet of three-RBI games (March 14 vs. Trinity; May 1 vs. UConn; May 23 vs. Louisville-1) ... Notre Dame went 27-17 when Doyle started, including 17-11 when he started at third base and 10-6 when he started at second base ... batted .331 (51-for-144) with three home runs and 31 RBI in games started ... went 0-for-2 when coming off the Irish bench, including 0-for-1 in pinch hit opportunities ... recorded a season-high two sacrifice flies at St. John's on May 15 ... opened the season with hits in his first three straight games and five of his first six contests ... went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI against Illinois on Feb. 21 ... went 2-for-3 with a walk, run scored and RBI against Purdue on Feb. 22 ... struggled over the next eight games going 2-for-23 (.087) from Feb. 28-March 12 ... awoke for three RBI, going 1-for-3 with a walk against Trinity on March 14 ... batted through another tough stretch, going 2-for-15 (.133) over his next six games (March 15-March 27) ... re-found his hitting stroke in the final two games of the series at Pittsburgh, going 3-for-7 (.429) with a run scored, RBI and walk ... collected his second consecutive multi-hit game in starting action against Villanova on April 4 (2-for-5, run scored and RBI) ... went 1-for-3 with an RBI double against Cincinnati in the second game of a doubleheader on April 11 ... season really took off offensively following an 0-for-2 against Northwestern on April 15 ... registered 12 multi-hit games in the season's final 25 contests, including two different streaks of three straight games with two or more hits ... went 5- for-10 with three RBI, two runs scored and his first career home run in the series against West Virginia (April 17-18) ... the series with the Mountaineers opened a career-best hitting streak that reached 11 games and spanned April 17-May 2 ... batted .475 (19-for-40) in the hitting streak with 14 RBI, eight runs scored, three doubles and two home runs ... torrid stretch continued in the series with then league-leading Louisville ... went 7-for-13 (.538) with two runs scored, six RBI, two doubles and a home run ... closed the season with five multi-hit games in Notre Dame's last six contests, including each of the final three games ... finished the season 11-for-21 (.524) with four runs scored and 10 RBI in five games against Louisville ... did not participate in the 2008 Blue-Gold World Series due to injury ... spent the summer of 2008 with the Southwest Slashers of the Jayhawk Baseball League.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2008): Helped Gold win 2008 Blue-Gold World Series ... started all three games at shortstop ... batted .333 (3-for-9) with an RBI, two runs scored and sacrifice bunt ... did strikeout twice and committed pair of errors ... saw action in 24 games, including 11 starts ... all 11 starts came at third base ... hit ninth in the order in all 11 starts as well ... batted .313 with four doubles and six RBI ... added 10 runs scored, four walks and five sacrifice bunts ... committed five errors and registered a .918 fielding percentage ... recorded six multi-hit games (all six were two-hit affairs) ... Notre Dame was 9-2 in the 11 games that Doyle started ... recorded a personal best three-game hitting streak from Apr. 22 through May 4 ... hit .313 with a run scored, two doubles and one RBI in BIG EAST action ... started five of the first six games for the Irish ... started the season opener against Liberty on Feb. 22 (went 0-for-2) ... went 2-for-3 with a pair of walks, RBI and a career-high four runs scored in the victory over Iowa on Feb. 23 ... added a RBI and sacrifice bunt in two at-bats against Mount St. Mary's on Mar. 1 ... went 1-for-4 with a double and run scored in the meeting with St. Bonaventure on Mar. 2 ... came off the bench as a defensive substitute over the next three games before pinch hitting against Buffalo on Mar. 14 ... again came off the bench against Georgetown on Mar. 20 (went 2-for-2) with a RBI and two doubles ... went 1-for-2 with a RBI and run scored against Ball State on Mar. 25 ... started against Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Mar. 26 (his first start since Mar. 4) ... went 0-for-3 with a sacrifice bunt ... came in the late innings as a defensive replacement against Rutgers on Apr. 6 ... picked up his seventh start of the season against Manchester College on Apr. 9 ... went 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored ... registered three straight multi-hit games in starts against Chicago State (Apr. 22), Mississippi Valley State (Apr. 29) and Connecticut (May 4) ... batted .600 (6-for-10) in the three-game hitting streak ... had a double, RBI and run scored against Chicago State ... scored a run against UConn ... batted .297 (11-for-37) with four RBI as a starter ... hit .364 (4-for-11) and two RBI off the bench.
PREP & PERSONAL: Capped prep career with all-conference and all-area honors at Benet Academy, despite foot injuries ... four-year baseball letterwinner at shortstop ... hit .362 as senior captain, for regional champs ... all-conference as junior (.358, school-record 31 RBI) on `06 team that went 30-10 and won East Suburban Catholic League title (also won Flyers Classic and postseason regional) ... three-year letterwinner and two-year captain in basketball (point guard), averaging 10 ppg in his final two seasons ... all-conference and all-city in baseball as a senior ... helped basketball team win regional title and reach sectional finals as a sophomore (upset #2 seed Boling Brook) ... played on freshman football team (cornerback/ linebacker) ... Notre Dame distance runners Eddie Higgins and Kevin Maflick also attended Benet ... member of National Honor Society and Foreign Language Honor Society ... oldest of six children (all athletes) ... grandfather, Don Blaha, played baseball at Villanova ... his father, Mike Doyle, is an `85 ND graduate, as are nine of his uncles/aunts: Terri and Cy Clune (both `75), Jim Blaha (`80), Fritz and Sheila Fisher (both `81), Pat Doyle (`83), Jeff Toner (`84), Kathy Doyle (`85) and Kevin Doyle (`89), plus cousin Katy Clune (`06) ... born Feb. 11, 1989, in Champaign, Ill. ... son of Mike and Mary Doyle ... full name is Michael Patrick Doyle ... enrolled in Mendoza College of Business as a finance major.