Notre Dame rallied late to win game one, 10-5, before taking game two, 3-1.
Notre Dame and UNC are set to meet for the first time as ACC foes.
The third-annual Pete Frates #3 Fund ALS Game was a success for the Irish program Saturday.
Excitement surrounds a program that welcomes back nearly everyone from 2014.
The duo follows in the footsteps of older brothers, who were also Notre Dame baseball captains.
@NDBaseball opened the 2015 season in style with a 7-6 win over SIU-Edwardsville Feb. 13, 2015 in Norman, Oklahoma. Thanks to John Williamson for the photos.
Notre Dame went to San Antonio for the Irish Baseball Classic Feb. 20-23.
The Irish invaded Tallahassee, Fla., for a three-game set with No. 1 Florida State April 4-6.
The Irish invaded Miami for a meeting with the No. 11 Hurricanes. ND picked up its 1st ACC road win & 1st ranked ACC win.
ND kicked off its 2014 season with a trip to Boca Raton, Fla., for a meeting with the No. 24 Florida Atlantic Owls.
AT NOTRE DAME (2011-PRESENT): Two-year monogram winner ... fifth-year player … had played in one career game before breakout junior campaign ... displays plus arm and ability to block ... solid catch and throw player ... showed improvement at the plate as a senior … turned himself into a very solid Division I player … has terrific leadership skills and is a co-captain with senior Mac Hudgins ... tough, hard-nosed player ... similar in terms of work ethic, desire to succeed and competitiveness to older brother, Cole, who graduated in 2011 as a four-year monogram winner ... sported a 3.329 GPA heading into the 2015 spring semester … earned Dean’s List honors during the spring 2014 semester.
HONORS & AWARDS: BIG EAST Academic All-Star (2011, 2013) … ACC Academic Honor Roll (2014).
GRADUATE STUDENT SEASON (2015): Named a co-captain with senior Mac Hudgins … one of only 16 multi-year captains in the program’s 120-year history … his older brother, Cole Johnson, was a quad-captain in 2010.
SENIOR SEASON (2014): Showed great improvement in all aspects of the game during second year as a starter … served as co-captain with teammate Sean Fitzgerald … started 31 games at catcher, while appearing in 41 … batted .248 (41 points higher than 2013) with 27 hits, 15 RBI and 13 runs scored … also had four doubles, a triple, a homer, seven walks, two sacrifice flies and four sacrifice bunts … recorded 183 putouts and just two errors for an impressive .990 fielding percentage behind the dish … threw out 59% of the base runners who attempted to steal … had five multi-hit games, including three three-hit games … went 3-for-4 in the season opener against No. 24 Florida Atlantic (Feb. 15) with one double, one RBI and a run scored … recorded three hits and two RBI against Youngstown State (March 1) … notched first career homer at Appalachian State (March 11), blasting a two-run shot in the 10th inning … recorded three RBI in a three-hit, two-run performance against Valparaiso (April 1) … lone triple on season came against the Crusaders in that same game … went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored against Northeastern (April 25) … had a pair of hits against Clemson (May 9) … notched a hit, RBI and run scored against Pittsburgh (May 15) … earned Dean’s List honors during the spring semester … named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll … received a monogram.
JUNIOR SEASON (2013): Had breakout junior campaign, starting 54 games at catcher and appearing in 55 overall ... struggled at the plate offensively, but displayed solid defensive skills behind the dish, fielding at a .986 clip ... only had five errors out of 347 opportunities ... hit .207 with five doubles, 10 RBI, 17 runs scored and 15 total sacrifices ... 13 sacrifice bunts and 15 total sacrifices placed him into a tie for seventh in school single-season history in both categories ... tallied hits in 30 games ... produced an RBI in eight contests, including a career-high three off a double against Massachusetts (March 1) ... totaled two sacrifice bunts and a hit at Tulane (Feb. 23) ... had lone multi-hit affair against Villanova (April 6) ... had 10-plus putouts in four games including a career-high 13 in previously mentioned games against UMass and Villanova ... caught 15 players attempting to steal in 35 attempts … earned a monogram.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012): Did not see any game action.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Appeared in one game as a defensive substitute against Seattle on Feb. 26 … named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.
PREP & PERSONAL: Lettered three years in baseball for head coach Chuck Shilling ... earned three letters in football ... as a junior, earned letters in football and baseball ... named first team all-conference and the Hudson High School Defensive Player of the Year ... earned the Northern Ohio Conference Scholar-Athlete Award (in both baseball and football), Hudson High School Scholar-Athlete Award (in both baseball and football) and West Point Leadership Award ... member of the high school's Fellowship of Christian Athletes and United States Military Academy ... as a sophomore, earned letters in both football and baseball ... named second team all-conference ... earned the Northern Ohio Conference Scholar-Athlete Awards and Hudson High School Scholar-Athlete Awards (in both baseball and football) ... member of the high school's Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... as a freshman, earned the Hudson High School Scholar Athlete Awards (in both baseball and football) ... son of Doug and Suzy Johnson ... has two siblings - brother, Cole, who was a four-year monogram winner at Notre Dame (2008-11) and current member of the Minnesota Twins organization, and sister, Paige, who is a student at St. Mary’s (IN) ... full name is Forrest Douglas Johnson ... graduated from the Mendoza College of Business with a degree in marketing (3.329 GPA) … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and is working towards a Master of Business Administration in the one-year MBA program.
**Career Stats Attached Above As PDF (As Of May 17, 2014)**