Starting pitchers Pat Connaughton and Michael Hearne each hurled a complete game to lead Notre Dame to victory.
AT NOTRE DAME: Showed great improvement from freshman year ... worked hard off the field to improve nutrition and strength ... displays a good changeup and solid control ... great competitor ... will aid the squad out of the bullpen as a left-handed reliever.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Saw action in five games during first season out of the Irish bullpen ... made Notre Dame debut in relief at Pittsburgh (Apr. 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 ... 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 attends Notre Dame and plays in the band ... full name is Michael Joseph Hearne ... born in Greenville, S.C. ... son of Joseph and Nancy Hearne ... has an older sister, Katie, and a younger sister, Megan ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.