AT NOTRE DAME (2013-PRESENT): One-year monogram winner … breakout sophomore campaign saw him go from bullpen to a weekend starter in ACC games … outstanding command … pitches fast … great competitor … steadiest and most consistent arm on pitching staff … fearless … hard worker … has unquestioned respect and admiration of teammates.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014): Opened year coming out of the bullpen, but quickly established himself as weekend starter with consistency and accuracy on the mound … made 19 appearances on the year including nine starts … had one complete game, one shut out, a 5-6 record and a 2.51 ERA in a team-high 86.0 innings of work … ERA was 13th best in ACC … tied for the team high in strikeouts with 48, while walking just 13… also only had one wild pitch and four hit batters … held opponents to a .248 batting average … made first appearance in the final game against No. 24 Florida Atlantic (Feb. 16), pitching two innings out of the bullpen and striking out two batters … had breakout performance in long relief against Youngstown State (March 1) … set then-career highs in innings pitched (7.1), strikeouts (5) and batters faced (23), while earning first career victory, in a gem of a relief appearance against the Penguins ... entered in the second inning with no outs and the bases loaded and got out of jam by striking out one batter and inducing a double play from another ... he didn’t allow a run and gave up only one hit in 7.1 innings of work ... hurled first complete game of career in a 7-0 win over Boston College (April 12) ... allowed seven hits in 107 pitches ... didn’t walk a batter and struck out five ... broke career high in innings pitched (9.0) ... also tied career highs in strikeouts (5) and batters faced (34) ... earned third victory of season at No. 11 Miami (April 20) as he pitched five shutout frames to give Irish their first ACC road win in program history and snap Miami’s nation-leading 14-game winning streak ... had about 20 minutes to warm up in emergency start against Northeastern (April 25) and came within one out of second complete game of the year ... gave up four runs but managed game nicely as he didn’t have a walk, wild pitch, hit batter or balk for the fourth consecutive appearance to pick up fourth win of season … threw eight shutout innings, allowing three hits and striking out three in final start of the season vs. Pittsburgh (May 16) to claim fifth victory … earned a monogram.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013):Saw action in five games during first season out of the Irish bullpen ... made Notre Dame debut in relief at Pittsburgh (April 12) ... tossed a scoreless 0.1 of an inning in first home appearance against Eastern Michigan (May 1) ... spun three perfect innings of shutout baseball with no walks and four strikeouts at Western Michigan (May 14).
PREP & PERSONAL:Named all-conference and all-area as a senior at Marist High School (Illinois) ... selected all-conference as a junior ... earned three letters ... played club baseball with the Illinois Sparks ... cousin, David Hearne, is also on the Notre Dame baseball team ... has a cousin, Neil, that attended Notre Dame and played in the band ... full name is Michael Joseph Hearne ... born in Greenville, South Carolina ... son of Joseph and Nancy Hearne ... has an older sister, Katie, and a younger sister, Megan ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and is majoring in information technology management.
**Career Stats Attached Above As PDF (As Of May 17, 2014)**