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    Eric Maust

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Alpharetta, GA

    High School:
    Blessed Trinity

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 185

    Position:
    RHP

    Birthdate:
    01/19/1988

    Bats/Throws:
    R/R


    AT NOTRE DAME: Three-year monogram winner that enters senior season with a 4.51 career ERA and 14-6 record, plus 104 strikeouts, 58 walks and 237 hits allowed (.292 opponent batting average) in 43 appearances (27 starts) and 199.2 innings (16 hit batters, eight wild pitches, 12 home runs allowed) ... averaging 4.69 strikeouts and 2.61 walks per 9.0 innings pitched in his career ... two-sport talent who impressively has met the challenge of playing football and baseball at Notre Dame on a high level ... a tremendous athlete who also played center field and was a football quarterback during his high school years ... has served as Notre Dame's third starter each of the last two seasons ... known for his pitching savvy and effectiveness in locating three pitches for strikes, with high-80s fastball and solid changeup ... has a good feel for his delivery and knows how to "will" outs by aggressively attacking the hitters ... does good job controlling running game and fielding his position ... has competitive presence and strong leadership.

    JUNIOR SEASON (2009): Made 14 appearances on the mound in the spring, all starts ... served as Notre Dame's third weekend starter for the second consecutive season ... his 14 appearances were tied for sixth-most by any Irish pitcher ... his 14 starts were tied for first with Cole Johnson for most on the staff ... went 6-3 (second straight season with 6-3 mark) with a 4.94 earned run average in 85.2 innings of work ... allowed 104 hits as his opponents batted .295 against him ... struck out 26 and walked 28 ... among hurlers with at least 56.0 innings (1.0 inning pitched per team game), he ranked first in runners picked off, tied for first in fewest earned runs allowed, second on the staff in ERA, second in lowest opponent batting average, second in winning percentage, second in innings pitched, second in fewest hits allowed, second in fewest runs allowed, second in fewest walks allowed, second in fewest doubles allowed, second in fewest home runs allowed ... tied for second in victories and fourth in strikeouts ... went at least six innings in eight of his 14 starts, including working into the eighth inning in six of his last eight starts of the season ... right-handed hitters batted .274 (65-for-237) against him ... averaged 2.73 strikeouts and 2.94 walks per nine innings ... induced a staff-high seven groundball double plays ... Notre Dame posted a 9-5 record when Maust started ... went 3-3 with a 5.74 ERA in nine appearances (all starts) in BIG EAST action ... allowed 76 hits in 53.1 innings of work as his opponents batted .329 against him ... struck out 19 and walked 18 ... averaged nearly six innings per start in league games ... ranked tied for second in the BIG EAST in overall starts, tied for sixth in overall runners picked off and seventh in overall innings pitched ... in conference games only (minimum 1.0 inning per team game), tied for the lead in fewest triples allowed (one of eight qualifying pitchers to not surrender a triple) and ranked tied for third in runners picked off ... made season debut on Feb. 21 against Illinois (allowed six runs, only three earned, on four hits in 5.0 innings; walked three and struck out one in no-decision) ... tossed 5.1 innings and allowed two runs, both earned, on eight hits (struck out one and walked none) in a no-decision against Creighton on March 1 ... picked up first victory of the season with a solid outing against NCAA Tournament qualifier Washington State on March 8 (allowed three runs, only two earned, on four hits in 7.0 innings; walked three and struck out two) ... registered his second consecutive quality start and victory against UTPA on March 15 (allowed two earned runs on six hits in 7.0 innings; walked three and struck out one) ... was charged with the loss against Seton Hall on March 22 (roughed up for five runs, four earned, on nine hits in 4.1 innings of work) ... posted worst outing of the season in next start against Pittsburgh on March 29 (rocked for 12 runs, 11 earned, on 14 hits in just 4.0 innings of work) ... the totals for hits, runs and earned runs were staff highs ... rebounded with three consecutive outstanding outings against Villanova (April 4), Cincinnati (April 11) and West Virginia (April 18) ... picked up the victories in all three contests ... tossed 8.1 innings and allowed three earned runs on six hits in the triumph over the Wildcats ... salvaged the final game of the series with the Bearcats (allowed two earned runs on six hits in 7.1 innings of work) ... closed the three-game winning streak with a complete game, shutout of the Mountaineers (struck out two, walked one and yielded only five hits; all singles over the first four innings) ... became the first pitcher to throw a complete game shutout of West Virginia since May 11, 2007 ... outing was even more impressive when you consider he spent the earlier part of the afternoon playing for the Irish in the Blue-Gold spring football game (punted five times for 187 yards, including two inside the 20 yard line) ... did not allow more than one base runner in any inning, and no West Virginia runner advanced past second base in the game ... West Virginia, who entered the game batting .368 (third best in the nation) and scoring 10.2 runs per game, was shutout for the first time of the season (first time in 94 games) and recorded a season-low five hits (previous low hit total had been eight) ... after three-game winning streak was halted in a difficult start against Louisville on April 26, helped the Irish salvage the final game of the UConn series despite not rendering in the decision (worked 8.0 innings and allowed just two earned runs on eight hits) ... failed to earn a decision in a third straight start against USF on May 10 (scattered 14 hits and four earned runs in 7.1 innings of work; struck out four and walked none) ... struggled in final tune-up for the BIG EAST tournament (roughed up for four runs, three earned, on seven hits and three walks in 3.0 innings) at St. John's on May 16 ... rebounded from quite possibly his worst start of the season (at Louisville, April 26) to silence the Cardinals in their BIG EAST tournament meeting ... induced 10 ground ball outs over the first five innings ... sent down 20 of the 22 batters he faced between the third and eighth innings ... only allowed a two-out single in the fifth and a solo home run in the sixth ... was not able to finish the game and was pulled after a double and walk in the ninth (leading to a pair of runs after his removal), but picked up the victory with 8.0+ innings of six-hit and four earned run baseball ... spent the summer of 2008 with the Mentium Athletics of the Great South League.

    SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008): Made 14 appearances on the mound in the spring, including 10 starts ... named all-BIG EAST second team ... opened the season in the Irish bullpen as the long reliever ... made first four appearances out of the bullpen before moving into the starting rotation ... his 14 appearances were tied for fourth-most by any pitcher ... his 10 starts were third-most on the staff ... went 6-3 with a 4.52 earned run average in 69.2 innings of work ... allowed 75 hits in 69.2 innings as his opponents batted .278 against him, but also struck out 46 and walked 23 ... among hurlers with at least 55.0 innings, ranked second on the staff in ERA, second in lowest opponent batting average, tied for the team-lead in victories, third in innings pitched, third in strikeouts, first in fewest total runs allowed, second in fewest earned runs allowed, first in fewest walks allowed, first in fewest doubles and tied for fewest home runs allowed ... went at least six innings in seven of his 10 starts, including a span of five consecutive outings of at least seven innings ... surrendered 16 extra-base hits on the entire season (10 doubles, 6 home runs) against 301 batters faced ... proved even tougher against left-handed hitters as they managed just a .244 batting average (22-for-90) ... right-handed hitters batted .294 (53-for-180) against him ... averaged 5.94 strikeouts and 2.97 walks per nine innings ... held opponents to a .258 batting average (31-for-120) with runners on base ... Notre Dame posted a 6-4 record when Maust started ... as a starter, went 6-3 with a 4.67 ERA in 60.1 innings of work (10 starts) ... struck out 36 and walked 20 ... as a reliever, went 0-0 with a 2.89 ERA in 9.1 innings of work ... yielded seven hits as opponents batted just .219 against him ... struck out 10 and walked three ... went 6-1 with a 2.98 ERA in seven appearances (all starts) in BIG EAST action ... allowed 39 hits in 48.1 innings of work as his opponents batted just .223 against him ... struck out 27 and walked 16 ... averaged nearly seven innings per start in league games ... in conference games only (minimum 1.0 inning per team game), ranked seventh in ERA, sixth in opponent's batting average, tied for second in wins and tied for fifth in fewest runs allowed ... made season debut on Feb. 22 against Liberty ... tossed 2.1 scoreless innings of relief ... surrendered one hit and struck out three ... faced two batters (hit one and retired the other) versus Boston College on Mar. 2 ... was stellar out of the bullpen against Lehigh on Mar. 6, but did not render in the decision ... tossed 5.2 innings and allowed one earned run on five hits (struck out six and walked one) ... struggled in final relief outing of season (before moving into the starting rotation) against top-ranked Arizona ... went 6.0+ innings against Texas-Pan American on Mar. 16 ... held UTPA scoreless over first six innings, but seemed to tire and did not get an out in the seventh inning (eventually was charged with two earned runs on nine hits) ... did not earn a decision despite leaving the game with the Irish ahead, 7-2 ... registered best start of career to date against Georgetown to secure a sweep of the three-game series ... threw 8.0 scoreless innings and limited the Hoyas to four hits ... he fanned five and walked two ... worked around three hits over the first three innings, inducing double plays in each frame ... would allow just one hit over his final five innings of work ... was charged with the loss against Cincinnati on Mar. 30 ... despite entering the outing with only five walks in 23.1 innings this season and just 12 in 67.2 innings over his career, issued a quartet of free passes (all of which came around to score) over his 2.0+ innings ... was charged with four earned runs on three hits ... had never walked more than two batters in an outing over his previous 24 career appearances, including five starts ... rebounded with a dominating outing against Rutgers on Apr. 6 and picked up second victory of the season ... allowed one earned run on seven hits in 8.0 innings of work (struck out four without a walk) ... picked up third win of the season with another shutout effort ... blanked Villanova on three hits over 7.0 innings ... struck out three and walked four ... improved to 4-1 following a gutsy start at West Virginia on Apr. 20 ... surrendered two runs in each of the first two innings, but settled down and blanked the Mountaineers over the next 5.0 innings ... struck out six and did not walk a batter ... made it victories in four consecutive starts following his outing against St. John's on Apr. 27 ... pitched 7.2 innings and allowed four earned runs on seven hits (struck out four and walked four) ... extended winning streak to five straight starts with a near complete game versus UConn on May 4 ... was charged with three earned runs on eights hits in 8.2 innings of work ... streak came to a halt against Michigan on May 13 ... was roughed up for seven earned runs on nine hits in 1.2 innings ... dropped second consecutive and final start of the season in the BIG EAST Tournament against USF on May 20 ... surrendered seven earned runs on 11 hits ... walked three and fanned three ... pitched for Great Lakes League's Delaware (Ohio) Cows during summer of 2007 ... went 1-2 with a 6.23 ERA and two saves in nine appearances ... surrendered 21 hits in 17.1 innings of work ... struck out 15 and walked nine.

    FRESHMAN SEASON (2007): Turned in one of the top control seasons ever by a Notre Dame pitcher, after averaging only 1.42 walks per 9.0 innings and posting a 4.57 K-to-walk ratio ... Proved to be one of team's top pitchers, particularly in the areas of control and low walk totals ... averaged only 1.42 walks per 9.0 innings (7 BB, 44.1 IP), good for seventh place in the Irish record book and fourth-best since the mid-'90s, behind Tom Thornton (0.77, in `06), Scott Cavey (1.23, in `99) and Danny Tamayo (1.36, in `01) ... similarly posted a team-best 4.57 strikeout-to-walk ratio (32/7) that is ninth in ND history and fifth-best since the mid-'90s (behind Thornton's 8.29 in `06, Tamayo's 6.24 in `01, Cavey's 5.88 in `99 and Chris Niesel's 4.58 in `03) ... did not allow a home run all season (203 batters faced) ... only four pitchers in the Irish record book have logged more innings in a season without yielding a HR: Darin Schmalz (84.2, in `96), Tim Kraus (62.2, in `94), Thornton (54.2, in `03) and Peter Ogilvie (52.0, in `01) ... closed six games (second-most on staff) while ranking third on team in ERA (3.65) and appearances (15), fourth in innings (44.1) and fifth in Ks (32) ... his other `07 stats included a 2-0 record, one save, 58 hits allowed and a .307 opp. batting avg. (also three starts, three wild pitches, five hit batters) ... 10 of his strikeouts were "looking" (fourth-most on staff) ... ranked fifth on team in low opp. leadoff on-base percentage (.378) and opponent 2-out batting average (.237) ... pitched in opening win over Prairie View (4 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 2 HB, 2 Ks; 15-8, in San Antonio) ... closed pitchers' duel with Sacred Heart (2 IP, 2 H, 2 Ks), as Irish dropped 3-0 game to national ERA leader Jay Monti (in Clearwater, Fla.) ... had similar stint later on Spring Break trip, in 11-4 win over Dayton (H, K; at Florida Gulf Coast) ... became first ND freshman since 2003 to start the home opener and responded with win over Cleveland State (5 IP, 2 R/1 ER, 6 H, 3 Ks, HB, BK; 5- 3) ... went on to win his second start, versus Chicago State (6 IP, 4 H, 5 Ks; 14-4) ... logged 2.0 shutout innings in 7-3 win over Oakland (3 H, 3 Ks) ... credited with save after closing final 4.0 innings of series finale with Georgetown (UER, 5 H, BB, 4 Ks; 11-2) ... helped secure 6-4 series-clinching win at Rutgers (0.2 IP, H, BB, 2 Ks) ... turned in 4.0 solid innings versus UConn (R, 4 H, WP, 3 Ks; 0-5) ... had rough relief outing in BIG EAST Tournament loss to Rutgers (1.1 IP, 4 R, 8 H, BB; 2-13).

    WITH ND FOOTBALL (2009): Punted 19 times and averaged 35.8 yards per punt ... dropped four inside the 20-yard line and registered a season-long punt of 49 yards ... also completed a 25-yard pass to Robby Parris for a first down on a fake punt against USC to set up a touchdown ... also scored a touchdown on a fake field goal attempt, but play was called back due to a holding penalty ... 29 of 94 career punts landed inside the 20-yard line.

    WITH ND FOOTBALL (2008): Punted 54 times and averaged 41.1 per boot ... had eight punts of 50+ yards and 16 were pinned inside the 20-yard line ... had a punt blocked for the first time in his career ... had gone 45 career punts without a block ... also served as the holder on Irish extra-point and field goal attempts.

    WITH ND FOOTBALL (2007): Registered 21 punts for 884 yards ... averaged 42.1 yards per punt ... booted a career-long 53-yarder against Air Force ... dropped nine (nearly half) of his punts inside the opponents' 20-yard line.

    PREP & PERSONAL: Football and baseball standout at Blessed Trinity High School ... four-year baseball letterwinner, as pitcher and centerfielder ... named Georgia Dugout Club 2006 player of the year, after leading team to state title in senior season that saw him set team records for wins (12), Ks (83), innings (85) and ERA (1.35) ... had strong 2006 offensive season, with his 56 hits setting a BTHS record while his batting avg. (.496) was second-best in program history and his 46 runs were third (also had 13 doubles) ... team MVP and all-state as a junior and senior ... first team all-state centerfielder in `06, also received Golden Glove Award ... all-conference and all-city each of final three seasons ... earlier set BTHS record for wins in season (nine) as a junior, earning first team all-county honors for `05 regional runner-up team that reached state final-16 ... tossed shutout in first game of 2005 state tournament ... played for elite East Cobb Braves summer team that won 2005 NABF World Series ... named BTHS pitcher of the year in 2004, also second team all-county while leading team to regional title and state round-of-16 (he won regional title game) ... had impressive outing on 2004 spring break trip to Puerto Rico, when Blessed Trinity played Puerto Rico Baseball Academy High School team featuring 11 MLB draft picks (he allowed only four hits in a 3-1, game-1 loss) ... member of dominant East Cobb Astros that won AAU Junior Olympics, CABA national title and Triple Crown national title (all in summer of `04) ... first set BTHS record for season ERA (2.14) as a freshman in `03, when he won regional title game ... four-year football monogram winner, primarily as a QB and safety (he began punting in final season) ... set team records for career passing yards (1,743) and passing TDs (11), season punting avg. (39.8) and longest punt (68) ... totaled 1,145 career rushing yards (15 TDs) ... two-time football MVP who captained `05 team to conference and regional titles ... all-conference, first team all-area and honorable mention all-state in senior season, when he completed 37 passes for 555 yards (5 TDs) ... completed 33 passes as a junior (425 yards, 3 TDs) and sophomore (561 yards, 3 TDs) ... lettered final three years as shooting guard/forward on basketball team ... graduated with 91 grade average ... served as student ambassador ... received Hugh O'Brien Leadership Award ... member of National Honor Society ... entered `08 spring semester with 3.27 cumulative GPA ... father, Fred Maust, wrestled at Central Florida ... sister, Clair, was an All-American swimmer at Georgia and received an NCAA Post Graduate scholarship ... born Jan. 19, 1988, in Atlanta ... son of Fred and Deanna Maust ... full name is Eric Tindal Maust ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a finance major.

    Maust's Career Statistics

    YearG/GS/CGIPHRERBBKWPHB BKAVGHRW-LSVERA
    200715/3/044.15824 18732351.30702-01 3.65
    200814/10/069.27537 352346260.27866-30 4.52
    200914/14/285.210456 472826351.29566-30 4.94
    Totals43/27/2199.2237117100581048162.2921214-614.51

    Maust in the BIG EAST Conference

    YearG/GS/CGIPHRERBBKWPHB BKAVGHRW-LSVERA
    20076/1/015.12312 9413210.33800-015.28
    20087/7/048.13917 161627130.22336-102.98
    20099/9/153.17638 341819331.32933-305.74
    Totals22/17/1117.013867593859671.29169-414.54
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