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    Justin Gingerich

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Goshen, IN

    High School:
    Northridge

    Last College:
    Bethel College

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 185

    Position:
    Righthanded Pitcher

    Birthdate:
    10/13/1984

    Bats/Throws:
    R/R


    Veteran newcomer to the Notre Dame pitching staff who played three seasons at nearby Bethel College (in Mishawaka, Ind.), during 2004-06 ... has a year of eligibility remaining, after not playing in 2007 ... was enrolled at Notre Dame last spring, but did not play baseball ... joined squad as walk-on this past fall ... a crafty righthander who can consistently locate all three of his pitches for strikes ... likely to be used in middle relief during the 2008 season ... a civil engineering major who posted a 3.33 GPA during the 2007 fall semester at Notre Dame ... one of five Indiana natives on the 2008 Irish roster ... joins Irish baseball program that features 78 Indiana natives among its all-time monogram winners ... from same hometown as former Irish baseball player John Seabaugh (`07).

    AT BETHEL COLLEGE: Ranked as one of the Pilots' top pitchers during the 2004-06 seasons while compiling a 5.40 ERA and 17-8 record in 33 appearances (27 starts) ... his career stats also included 98 strikeouts, 42 walks and 219 hits (.296 opp. batting avg.) in 181.2 innings (10 complete games, 18 hit batters, 10 wild pitches and a save) ... the Pilots advanced to the NAIA regional tournament in all four of his seasons at Bethel ... posted best season ERA of his Bethel career in 2006 (4.41, 5-3, 11 GS, 5 CG, 65.3 IP, 39 Ks, 17 BB, 82 H/.309, 4 HB, 2 WP) ... helped 2006 team compiled a 28-23 overall record ... limited to 44.2 innings as a sophomore in 2005, going 3- 3 in nine appearances and seven starts (7.05, 2 CG, 31 Ks, 11 BB, 58 H/.309, 5 HB, 2 WP) ... impressively went 9-2 in 13 appearances as a freshman in 2004 (5.27, save, 9 GS, 3 CG, 28 Ks, 14 BB, 79 H/.276, 9 HB, 5 WP).

    PREP & PERSONAL: A four-year letterwinner in baseball at Northridge High School, where he played third base in addition to pitching ... earned all-conference honors as a junior while helping team win 2002 sectional title ... also lettered his final three years as a forward on the Northridge basketball team ... served as basketball team captain in his senior year, when he saw his basketball and baseball seasons slowed by injury ... lettered on the NHS football team as a freshman cornerback/quarterback ... member of the National Honor Society ... recent Notre Dame softball player Gessica Hufnagle ('07) also attended Northridge High School ... his uncle Jerry Clingerman played football at Wabash ... born Oct. 13, 1984, in Goshen, Ind. ... son of Mike and Jackie Gingerich ... full name is Justin Michael Gingerich ... a civil engineering major, enrolled in the College of Engineering.

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