Notre Dame Baseball vs Valparaiso on Wednesday, April 3, 2013.
AT NOTRE DAME: One-year monogram winner ... one of most talented pitchers on roster ... has potential to be a high-round draft pick ... sports an outstanding curve, solid changeup and low- to mid-90's fastball.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Appeared in 21 games for Notre Dame during his 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) ... 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 (Mar. 3), allowing three runs on six hits, walking none and striking out six Rams batters ... threw four innings of one-run baseball in his first career home start against Seton Hall (Mar. 23) ... allowed an earned run in his inaugural relief effort out of the Notre Dame bullpen at Louisville (Mar. 30) ... earned first career win after working 0.2 relief innings of scoreless baseball against Michigan State (Apr. 24) ... struck out three batters in 1.1 innings out of the bullpen at Central Michigan (Apr. 30) ... allowed only three earned runs total over his final seven appearances.
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 David Joseph Hearne ... born in Blue Island, Ill. ... son of David and Bridie Hearne ... has a younger sister, Kelly ... enrolled in Mendoza College of Business.