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.