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    16  Zak Kutsulis  


    Homer Glen, IL

    High School:
    Providence Catholic

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 201




    Baseball Cruises In Irish Alamo Invitational Opener Against Incarnate Word

    Notre Dame scored multiple runs in six different innings to defeat the Cardinals, 14-1.


    Kerrigan, Irish Cruise Past Villanova, 8-1, Friday Afternoon

    The senior righty went 6.1 innings and didn't allow a run while striking out five batters in picking up his first win of the season.


    McCarty Shuts Down Sooners In Sunday Finale; Clinches Series Win

    Notre Dame beat Oklahoma, 5-1, behind solid efforts from McCarty and Cavan Biggio.


    Irish Bats Explode In 10-9 Win Over Oklahoma

    Notre Dame scored six runs in the fourth inning to help force a Sunday rubber game with the Sooners.


    Baseball Splits Two Games On Opening Day

    Sophomore Ryan Lidge hits first career homer to boost the Irish over SIU-Edwardsville, 7-6, in the first game.


    Irish Baseball Classic - San Antonio, Texas

    Notre Dame went to San Antonio for the Irish Baseball Classic Feb. 20-23.


    Notre Dame @ #1 Florida State

    The Irish invaded Tallahassee, Fla., for a three-game set with No. 1 Florida State April 4-6.


    Notre Dame @ #11 Miami

    The Irish invaded Miami for a meeting with the No. 11 Hurricanes. ND picked up its 1st ACC road win & 1st ranked ACC win.


    Notre Dame @ #24 Florida Atlantic

    ND kicked off its 2014 season with a trip to Boca Raton, Fla., for a meeting with the No. 24 Florida Atlantic Owls.


    Notre Dame @ Duke

    The Irish played at Duke March 14-15.

    Career StatsGet Acrobat Reader

    AT NOTRE DAME (2013-PRESENT): Two-year monogram winner ... outstanding athlete that can play several different positions on the field ... solid runner … lefty pitcher as a freshman before left shoulder surgery kept him off the mound in 2014 … has great ability at plate … has some power and can hit to all parts of the field … competitive player.

    SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014): Appeared in 50 games, making 42 starts in the outfield … hit .255 with nine doubles, 13 runs, 13 walks and 18 RBI … batting average was third best on the team among hitters with at least 125 at-bats … hit .357 (15-for-42) with runners in scoring position … batted .270 (37-for-137) vs. right-handed pitchers … stole seven bases, tied for the most on the team … totaled 11 multi-hit games … recorded first hit, RBI, run and stolen base of the year in the season opener at No. 24 Florida Atlantic (Feb. 15) … went 4-for-5 with a double and an RBI against Santa Clara (Feb. 23) … was 4-for-5 with two doubles, three RBI and a run scored at Michigan (April 9) … added two hits in four at-bats at Toledo (April 16) … collected two more hits against Western Michigan (April 30) … finished the season going 1-for-4 against Pitt (May 17) … earned a monogram.

    FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Played in 46 games during freshman season, making 40 total starts ... batted .292 with nine doubles, two triples, 10 RBI and 24 runs scored in time split between pitcher, left field, right field and designated hitter ... batting average was the fourth best on the team among hitters with 125 or more at-bats ... hit .297 (38-for-128) against right-handed pitching ... added five stolen bases in six attempts ... closed the season on a six-game hitting streak, the sixth-longest of the year by a Notre Dame player ... contributed 13 multi-hit contests ... made 12 appearances on the mound, including two starts, and went 0-1 with a 2.25 ERA ... scattered 23 hits over 28 innings, holding opposing batters to a .240 average against ... batted .271 with 12 runs and added 1.42 ERA in three appearances during BIG EAST games ... logged first career hit in his first Notre Dame start against Florida Gulf Coast (Feb. 16) ... began four-game multi-hit streak with a 2-for-3 effort at Tulane (Feb. 23) ... went 2-for-5 and scored first career run the following day against the Green Wave (Feb. 24) ... reached base three times with a pair of doubles and a walk drawn in the opening game of the Irish Baseball Classic against Massachusetts (March 1) ... added two base hits and scored a run in the nightcap against Tennessee (March 1) ... singled twice in four at-bats at UCLA (March 8) ... recorded first career RBI in first career conference start against Seton Hall (March 22) ... 2-for-4 with a triple and career-high three RBI against Kent State (March 26) ... reached base in all three plate appearances, scoring a season-best three runs at home versus UIC (April 2) ... smacked a career-high three hits and scored a pair of runs at Michigan (April 16) ... went 2-for-4, including tallying second triple of the year, and scored two runs scored in series finale against USF (May 5) ... tied a season-high with three runs in the nightcap of a doubleheader at St. John's (May 12) ... threw one scoreless inning of relief out of the bullpen in pitching debut against Ohio State (Feb. 16) ... struck out three batters in 1.2 innings of work against Kent State (March 26) ... made first career start on the hill at Michigan (April 16), allowing two earned runs over five innings with three strikeouts … earned a monogram.

    PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Providence Catholic in the spring of 2012 … named second team all-Illinois by the Prep Baseball Report ... tabbed second team all-state (3A) as a senior by Chicago Tribune ... received second-team all-area accolades as a senior by the Chicago Sun Times ... was a 2012 Central Regional Honorable Mention Rawlings All-American by Perfect Game and a 2011 Perfect Game Underclass Honorable Mention All-American ... as a senior, finished with a 7-2 record and 2.18 ERA with 47 strikeouts on the mound, while tallying five home runs, 30 RBI and a .402 batting average at the plate ... helped Providence Catholic to the Class 4A state runner-up as a junior ... full name is Zachary Andrew Kutsulis ... born in Oak Lawn, Illinois ... son of Andy and Theresa Kutsulis ... has an older sister, Courtney, an older brother, Drew, and a younger brother, Niko ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters and is majoring in American Studies.

    **Career Stats Attached Above As PDF (As Of May 17, 2014)**

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