Big Inning Sends Irish Past No. 9 LSU

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


Four Irish On ACC Baseball All-Academic Team

Fiala, Gilgenbach, Guenther and Johnson among honorees.


Bats Lead Irish By Broncos

Jake Johnson with a 5-for-5 night in home finale.


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.


  • ACC All-Academic Team (2017)
  • Two-time ACC Academic Honor Roll (2016 & 2017)


  • Played in 36 games on the year, starting 14 contests
  • Hit .333, going 17-for-51 with five doubles and three homers
  • Made 12 of his 14 starts in May, with all three home runs coming in the Austin Peay series (one home run in each game of an Irish sweep)
  • Went 3-for-5 with two doubles in 13-inning ACC Championship loss to Florida State
  • First career RBI was an eight-inning single to knock in game-winning run in a 5-4 decision over Duke


  • Did not see the field during rookie season
  • Played for Battle Creek Bombers of Northwoods League during Summer 2016, hitting seven homers with 21 RBI and 21 runs scored in 41 games


  • Earned four varsity letters in both baseball and basketball at Stoney Creek
  • Rated the top third baseman in Michigan and No. 7 player overall in the state by Perfect Game
  • Slotted as the No. 36 third baseman nationally, also by Perfect Game
  • Hit .400 as a senior, along with 10 doubles, three home runs, 27 walks and 25 runs in 32 games
  • On the mound, posted a 7-3 record and 2.23 ERA with 60 strikeouts in 59.2 innings
  • Selected all-league, all-district and all-region, as well as academic all-district
  • Named preseason all-state, High Honorable Mention Preseason Senior High School All-American by Perfect Game entering senior year, and honorable mention Preseason Central Region All-High School Senior
  • Produced a .471 average as a junior along with three triples, three home runs, 29 RBI and 27 runs in 39 games
  • Added a 3.07 ERA with 40 strikeouts in 45 innings of work on the mound
  • Helped team win the last of three consecutive district titles as a junior, earning all-league, all-district, all-region and all-conference honors to go along with second team all-state accolades
  • Set school record with 20-game hitting streak
  • Earned all-league honors as a sophomore after hitting .300 with four home runs and 30 RBI in 35 games
  • Hit .419 as a freshman with five home runs
  • Two-time Award of Excellence winner at Stoney Creek, while also named a Scholar of Highest Distinction in 2015


  • Born in Rochester Hills, Michigan
  • Son of Karl and Kristin Gilgenbach
  • Has a sister, Maya
  • Three cousins, Eddie (Saint Xavier basketball), Steven (Arkansas-Little Rock baseball) and Beth Ann (Cardinal Stritch basketball) played collegiate sports
  • Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business

Eric Gilgenbach
Eric  Gilgenbach


Rochester Hills, MI

High School:
Stoney Creek

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 205


Shop Now

Play 4Kay


Official ND Online Auctions // Bid Now »

Gear Store

Get your Official ND Gear // Shop Now »

NCAA Infractions Report

St. Joseph Health System Nissan Delta Canon Visit South Bend Mishawaka Vivid Seats