Baseball Renews Old BIG EAST Rivalry With New ACC Foe Virginia Tech

The two squads will play in South Bend Friday and Westfield, Ind., Saturday and Sunday.


Irish Ready To Challenge Some Of The Nation's Best In Inaugural ACC Season

Notre Dame will play 13 games against Baseball America's preseason top 25.


Chuck In The Armor: A Season Ends

Chuck Freeby ('86)


Bull's Walk-off Single Sends Irish Past Pittsburgh, Into BIG EAST Title Game

Notre Dame reaches the tournament title game for the first time since 2006.


Irish Move Into BIG EAST Tournament Semifinals Following 5-3 Victory Over Pittsburgh

Notre Dame opens tournament play 2-0 for the first time since 2006

AT NOTRE DAME: An all-out, `Charlie Hustle' type player ... great leader and plays with a big heart ... just a solid, complete baseball player ... plays in the Brett Lilley mold ... can play any of the infield positions ... possesses plus speed on the bases ... will compete for immediate playing time at either of the middle infield positions ... carried a 3.133 cumulative GPA into the `10 spring semester.

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) ... owns 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 Norton ... full name is Frank Kevin Desico ... enrolled in First Year of Studies.

Frank Desico
Frank  Desico


Cleveland, OH

High School:
St. Ignatius

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 185




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