The junior hit his first career homer to complete a remarkable Notre Dame comeback to top No. 20 North Carolina.
Notre Dame rallied late to win game one, 10-5, before taking game two, 3-1.
Notre Dame and UNC are set to meet for the first time as ACC foes.
The Demons plated six runs in the first three innings to jump out to a big lead early in the contest.
Irish veterans saw plenty of playing time in fun game for the local community.
@NDBaseball opened the 2015 season in style with a 7-6 win over SIU-Edwardsville Feb. 13, 2015 in Norman, Oklahoma. Thanks to John Williamson for the photos.
The Irish invaded Miami for a meeting with the No. 11 Hurricanes. ND picked up its 1st ACC road win & 1st ranked ACC win.
The Irish played host to Boston College at Chicago State's Cougar Stadium April 11-12.
Baseball defeated Pitt 7 to 5 on Sunday, March 25th.
AT NOTRE DAME (2012-PRESENT): Three-year monogram winner … situational righty who has garnered a lot of experience through first three years … sported a 3.092 GPA heading into the 2015 spring semester.
HONORS & AWARDS: BIG EAST Academic All-Star (2012).
JUNIOR SEASON (2014): Made 12 appearances out of the Notre Dame bullpen … allowed just three runs in 12.2 innings of work … posted a 1-0 record with a 2.13 ERA … struck out six and walked four … allowed no runs to cross the plate in nine of 12 appearances … threw a season-high four innings at Duke (March 15) surrendering just one hit and striking out two batters … earned the win against Robert Morris (IL) (March 18), throwing three innings, allowing no runs and striking out three … earned a monogram.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): Made 14 appearances, earning five starts … pitched 37.0 innings, posting a 4-4 record and a 6.32 ERA … struck out 25 and walked 12 … didn’t allow a run in first six outings … rough end of the year saw him give up three or more runs in six of last seven appearances … had impressive outing against UMass (March 1), going 5.0 innings and allowing only a hit while striking out a career-high eight batters to earn the win … earned a monogram.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Made 17 appearances, including two starts ... went 3-2 with a 4.76 earned run average in 22.2 innings of work ... allowed 27 hits as his opponents batted .293 ... struck out 12 and walked six ... averaged 4.76 strikeouts and 2.38 walks per 9.0 innings pitched as well as a 2.00 strikeout-to-walk ratio ... did not allow a run in 14 of 17 appearances, including each of his first 10 outings ... did not allow a run in 13 of his 15 relief appearances ... did not issue a walk in 12 of 17 appearances ... did not issue a walk in 12 of his 15 relief appearances ... went 2-0 with a 3.18 ERA in seven appearances (all in relief) in BIG EAST action ... allowed nine hits in 5.2 innings of work as his opponents batted .360 ... struck out three and walked four ... went 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA in seven appearances (all in relief) in Irish victories ... allowed five hits in 9.1 innings of work as his opponents batted .156 ... struck out four and walked none ... went 3-0 with a 1.04 ERA in 15 relief appearances ... allowed 15 hits in 17.1 innings of work as his opponents batted .234 ... struck out nine and walked four ... picked up his first career victory against Houston Baptist on March 15 with 5.0 scoreless innings of work (2 K, 0 BB, 1 H) ... collected a victory against Cincinnati (April 14) and needed just two pitches to get his only out ... tossed 2.0 scoreless innings of relief at Georgetown (April 20) to register his third win of the campaign ... named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star … earned a monogram.
PREP & PERSONAL: Three-year letterwinner at Downington H.S. in Glenmoore, Pennsylvania ... named top-five pitcher in Southeast Pennsylvania by Philadelphia Inquirer in 2011 ... 2011 Rawlings/Perfect Game Preseason Atlantic Region second team selection ... finished 2011 regular season with a 6-1 record and 1.61 ERA ... led Downington to a 16-3 league record in 2011 ... team captain ... achieved academic honor roll ... named honorable mention all-area in 2010 ... helped Downington reach the AAAA state quarterfinals in 2010 ... played summer ball for Mike Manning at All-Star Baseball Academy ... participated on the Chester County Carpenter Cup Team in 2010 ... achieved academic honor roll ... named honorable mention all-area in 2009 ... participated on the Chester County Carpenter Cup Team ... achieved academic honor roll ... full name is Matthew David Ternowchek ... son of Jack and Margaret Ternowchek ... brother, Dan, pitched at Dartmouth College (2008-11) ... enrolled in Mendoza College of Business and is majoring in marketing.
**Career Stats Attached Above As PDF (As Of May 17, 2014)**