The Irish invaded Tallahassee, Fla., for a three-game set with No. 1 Florida State April 4-6.
AT NOTRE DAME: One-year monogram winner ... would have been a key contributor to the Irish bullpen, but suffered a right elbow injury and missed the 2013 season following Tommy John surgery ... proven winner from a championship level high school program ... can throw in the upper-80's to low-90's and possesses a good breaking ball ... competitive and hard working player who should help the Irish immediately in first season back from injury.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): Did not pitch during sophomore campaign as he recovered from Tommy John surgery on right elbow.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Made seven appearances (two starts) ... went 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA ... allowed 15 hits in 11.0 innings of work as opposing batters hit .341 ... struck out nine and walked nine ... Notre Dame posted a 3-4 record when Rubbinaccio pitched ... inherited four base runners upon entering the game and allowed three to score ... walked a pair, hit a batter and allowed an earned run in his collegiate debut against Illinois (Feb. 17), but rebounded with three consecutive scoreless relief outings (Hofstra-2 on Feb. 25; at Texas State on Mar. 2 and Eastern Michigan on Mar. 20) ... struck out six in first career start against Western Michigan (Apr. 11) ... struggled with command in final outing of the season against Valparaiso on May 2 (3.2 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 4 BB).
PREP & PERSONAL: Three-year letterwinner at Manalapan H.S. in Manalapan, N.J. ... finished Manalapan career with a 19-2 record ... went 5-0 with a 1.55 ERA in 2011 ... named first team all-division in baseball in 2011 ... first team all-district in basketball in 2011 ... named first team all-State Group 4, first team all-Shore and Monmouth County Player of the Year in 2010 ... chosen A-North Division Pitcher of the Year, first team all-district, first team all-A-North Division in 2010 ... went 9-0 with 1.29 ERA in 2010 ... allowed only two extra base hits all season ... named to the Carpenter Cup Shore All-Star Team ... 2010 Manalapan High School Pitcher of the Year ... named 2010 Perfect Game Pitcher of the Tournament - Northeast Qualifier ... named 2009 first team all-district in baseball ... went 5-2 with a 2.22 ERA ... full name is Kyle Austin Rubbinaccio ... son of Robert and Marjorie Rubbinaccio ... has two brothers, Robby and Eric ... enrolled in Mendoza College of Business as a marketing major.