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05/22/2017

Vierling Nabs All-ACC Nod

Sophomore started all 56 games in centerfield for Notre Dame.

05/17/2017

Irish Cap Regular Season In Boston

Notre Dame looking to secure ACC Championship bid during three-game series at Boston College.

05/14/2017

Irish Rally Falls Short In Series Finale

Eric Gilgenbach homered in the effort for Notre Dame.

05/13/2017

Hearne Vetoes Governors On Senior Day

Co-captain throws six shutout innings in 7-2 Irish win.

05/12/2017

Bass & Company Pitch Irish Past Austin Peay

Brad Bass, Patrick McDonald & Peter Solomon strikeout 11 as Irish take first game of series.

03/06/2017

Irish vs. Maryland

The Notre Dame baseball team faces Maryland in the USA-Baseball Irish Classic in Cary, NC (Photos by Andy Mead).

03/06/2017

Irish vs. Rhode Island

Notre Dame vs. Rhode Island at the USA Baseball-Irish Classic in Cary, NC (Photos by Andy Mead).

04/27/2016

Notre Dame 5, Indiana 0 (April 26, 2016)

The Irish shut out the Hoosiers at Victory Field in Indianapolis, Indiana April 26, 2016.

04/24/2016

#29 Notre Dame @ #7 Florida State (4/22/16)

The Irish opened a 3-game series in Tallahassee, Florida April 22, 2016. ND fell to FSU, 12-6.

04/24/2016

#29 Notre Dame @ #7 Florida State (4/23/16)

The Irish & Seminoles played game two of a three-game series April 23, 2016. ND lost a heartbreaker in 12 innings, 7-6.

Career & Game-by-Game Stats Get Acrobat Reader

HONORS & AWARDS:

  • MLB Draft Pick (2015 - 30th round by St. Louis Cardinals)
  • Monogram winner (2016)

FRESHMAN SEASON (2016):

  • Started 54 games as a rookie as an outfielder, in addition to making 10 appearances on the mound
  • Was fifth on the team with a .258 average while finishing second on the team in home runs (six) and RBI (29)
  • Posted a 3.60 ERA in 10 innings on the mound, striking out 12
  • Recorded four three-hit games on the year against Texas Southern, Wake Forest, Central Michigan and Ohio
  • Controlled game against Central Michigan, also knocking in four runs against the Chippewas while throwing two scoreless innings with three strikeouts to earn the win
  • Hit first career homer in series finale against Santa Clara
  • Made debut on the mound against Incarnate Word, allowing one run in an inning of relief work
  • Earned first collegiate win against Niagara, throwing one scoreless inning
  • Entered season rated No. 48 freshman in the country by Perfect Game

HIGH SCHOOL:

  • Earned four varsity letters in baseball at Christian Brothers, while also earning one letter in football and one in basketball
  • Rated the No. 163 draft prospect by Baseball America and No. 229 by Perfect Game
  • Named the No. 1 high school player in Missouri by Prep Baseball report
  • Rated second among outfielders and all prospects in Missouri by Perfect Game
  • Slotted No. 30 outfielder in the nation and No. 134 player overall by Perfect Game
  • Hit .451 as a senior, adding three homers and 32 RBI while posting a 8-0 record on the mound with a 2.07 ERA and 56 strikeouts in 44 innings
  • Entered final prep season as a Central Region All-High School Senior and third team High School Senior Preseason All-American by Perfect Game
  • Helped Christian Brothers to Class 5-A state title as a senior, playing shortstop alongside brother, Mark, who played second base
  • Named Metro Catholic Conference Player of the Year, first team all-conference, first team all-state, Prep Baseball Report Missouri Player of the Year, USA Today Missouri Player of the Year and ABCA/Rawlings All-Region Five as a senior
  • Hit .430 with five home runs and 34 RBI while posting a 4-1 mark with a 1.69 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 29 innings as a junior, earning first team all-conference honors
  • Entered junior year as a Perfect Game Preseason High School Underclassman All-American
  • Recorded a .309 average with two homers and 13 RBI as a sophomore while adding a 6-0 mark with a 2.65 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 37 innings
  • Started sophomore year as honorable mention preseason high school underclassmen All-American from Perfect Game
  • Named second team all-conference as a sophomore while helping team to runner-up finish at state tournament
  • Named honorable mention all-conference as a freshman after hitting .284
  • Played summer ball for the St. Louis Gamers, helping team to No. 9 national ranking by Perfect Game in summer of 2013

PERSONAL:

  • Born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Son of Dan and Susan Vierling
  • Has one brother, Mark
  • Uncle, Steve Vierling, as a 1982 Notre Dame graduate
  • Father, Dan, played football at Kansas
  • Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business
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Matt Vierling
Matt  Vierling

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
St. Louis, MO

High School:
Christian Brothers College High School

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 205

Position:
OF/RHP

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