The senior RHP spent part of his summer in Russia on study abroad.
Games are slated for 4:30 p.m. (ET) Friday with a doubleheader set to begin at 11 a.m. (ET) Sunday.
Notre Dame played tough but fell in close exhibition contests to wrap up week.
Senior Ricky Sanchez tore up the Northwoods League to earn midseason and postseason all-star berths.
The honor highlighted an impressive first two months for Irish players around the country.
The Irish closed out their first ACC series in 2015 with a Sunday March 8 showdown with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. GT won 4-1 to win the series, 2-1.
@NDBaseball clinched the series at Oklahoma with a 5-1 win over the Sooners Feb. 13, 2015 in Norman. Thanks to John Williamson for the photos.
The Irish clinched the Irish Alamo Invitational with an 11-1 win over Incarnate Word Feb. 22, 2015.
Notre Dame went to San Antonio for the Irish Baseball Classic Feb. 20-23.
The Irish invaded Tallahassee, Fla., for a three-game set with No. 1 Florida State April 4-6.
AT NOTRE DAME (2013-PRESENT): Two-year monogram winner ... continues to mature on the field … smart player … showed great improvement in fall and into preseason scrimmages … has started and come out of the bullpen in first two years with the Irish … sported a 3.419 GPA heading into the 2015 spring semester.
HONORS & AWARDS: BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Feb. 18, 2013) ... BIG EAST Academic All-Star (2013) … ACC Academic Honor Roll (2014).
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014): Made 15 appearances including nine starts on the mound for the Irish … piled up 56.1 innings and boasted a 4.47 ERA … struck out 36 batters while walking 18 … went at least 6.0 innings in five or nine starts … had three or more strikeouts in seven of nine starts … struck out six batters in 7.1 innings in first ACC start at No. 6 NC State (March 8) … tossed a complete game allowing just one run and striking out six at Chicago State (April 8) … named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll … earned a monogram.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Made a team-high 29 appearances on the mound during first season with the Irish, including one start ... compiled a 5-4 record with a 5.20 ERA and one save ... scattered 63 hits in 62.1 innings pitched and had a .272 opponent batting average against ... held left-handed hitters to a .207 clip (18-for-87) during the season ... recorded 33 strikeouts (14 looking) and walked 18 batters ... made season debut against Florida Gulf Coast (Feb. 16), hurling five innings of four-hit baseball with four strikeouts to earn first career win ... tossed four shutout innings out of the bullpen to pick up second victory at Tulane (Feb. 24) ... made first career start at UC-Santa Barbara ... worked three full innings of one hit ball in relief against Seton Hall (March 23), striking out two hitters to earn the win ... tied a career-high with four strikeouts in 3.1 innings out of the bullpen at home against Eastern Michigan (May 1) ... picked up first career save after recording 1.2 shutout innings in the series finale against USF (May 5) ... allowed no runs on three hits in 3.1 innings to earn the win and clinch the BIG EAST Championship game berth for the Irish against Pittsburgh (May 25) … earned a monogram.
PREP & PERSONAL: Two-time all-city honoree ... helped Cathedral High School (Indianapolis) win sectionals as a freshman and finish second in state as a sophomore and junior ... participated in the Indiana All-Stars team ... named academic all-state as a senior ... voted most improved on team as a junior and team MVP as a senior ... earned four letters ... member of the National Honor Society ... captain of the Brain Game team ... played club baseball for the Indiana Bulls ... named the 2010 Perfect Game World Underclass Most Valuable Pitcher ... full name is Nicholas John McCarty ... born in Modesto, California ... son of Dale and Joleen McCarty ... has a younger brother, Jake ... dad, Dale, played baseball at Waldorf Junior College ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters and is double majoring in history and economics.