The Irish played their first ACC series in program history at No. 6 NC State March 8-9.
AT NOTRE DAME: Used much of the fall to rehab knee injury ... participated fully in the final week of fall ball and into winter individual work ... solid overall player ... shows good ability at the plate, on the bases and in the field ... capable of playing at second, third or shortstop ... figures to compete for the open third base position and could also be a backup shortstop ... produced a 3.200 GPA in first college semester (fall 2013).
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Carmel High School in Carmel, Ind., in the spring of 2013 ... earned three letters in baseball ... named a underclass honorable mention All-American by Perfect Game in 2012 ... selected honorable mention all-region for the Central Region by Rawlings in 2013 ... named the No. 2 shortstop and No. 26 overall high school prospect in Indiana by Perfect Game ... backed up earning Prep Baseball preseason all-state honors by batting .426 with 12 doubles to receive Noblesville Times all-county honors while earning spots on the Hamilton County Sports Daily Baseball Team and the Indianapolis Star Super Team ... played club baseball for the Indiana Mustangs ... in the classroom, was a four-year scholar athlete, a three-time Metropolitan Interscholastic academic all-conference member and was part of the Athletic Director's Honor Roll ... full name is Kyle Roger Fiala ... born in Santa Barbara, Calif., to Bob and Cyndy Fiala ... has an older brother, Brooks ... Bob played basketball at Biola University ... Brooks played baseball at Miami University ... enrolled in First Year of Studies.