The Irish went to Cary, N.C., for the annual USA Baseball-Irish Classic Feb. 28-March 2.
AT NOTRE DAME: One-year monogram winner ... steady pitcher that throws strikes with mid- to upper-80's fastball, good breaking ball and an outstanding two seamer ... should contend for weekend starter honors after appearing primarily out of the bullpen as a freshman ... carried a 3.471 GPA into the 2014 spring semester.
HONORS & AWARDS: BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Feb. 18, 2013) ... BIG EAST Academic All-Star (2013)
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, 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 (Mar. 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).
PREP & PERSONAL: Two-time all-city honoree ... helped Cathedral High School 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, Calif. ... 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.