Unspoken Bond: Daily & Podkul Connect At Notre Dame

The Irish infielders lost their fathers before connecting under the Golden Dome.


Vierling & Podkul Named All-Region

Matt Vierling and Nick Podkul selected to ABCA/Rawlings All-Mideast Team.


Eighth-Inning Rally Gives Irish Series Over Boston College

Niko Kavadas and Eric Gilgenbach had the game-tying and game-winning RBI, respectively, in the eighth.


Big Inning Sends Irish Past No. 9 LSU

Freshman duo of Tommy Sheehan (win) and Cole Kmet (save) power Irish on mound


Podkul Collects All-Tournament Nod

Irish second baseman homered twice at ACC Championship.


Notre Dame vs Pittsburgh Game 2

Game 2 of Notre Dame versus Pittsburgh on May 5th, 2018


Game 3 Notre Dame vs Virginia Tech

Notre Dame vs Virginia Tech in the series finale on Sunday April 22, 2018


Notre Dame vs Wake Forest Game 2

Notre Dame vs Wake Forest in game 2 of the series, on March 24th, 2018


Notre Dame vs NIU

Notre Dame vs NIU on March 20th, 2018


Irish vs. Maryland

The Notre Dame baseball team faces Maryland in the USA-Baseball Irish Classic in Cary, NC (Photos by Andy Mead).

Career & Game-by-Game Stats Get Acrobat Reader


  • Selected with the 206th overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft by the Toronto Blue Jays
  • College Baseball Daily Preseason All-ACC Honorable Mention (2018)
  • Second Team All-ACC (2018)
  • Monogram winner (2016)


  • One of three players to start all 54 games on the year
  • Led the team in batting average (.312), slugging percentage (.525), and on-base percentage (.433)
  • Also led the Irish in RBIs (40) and hit-by-pitches (13), while ranking second in stolen bases (9) and third in home runs (8)
  • Owned a 22-game on-base streak, spanning across the 2017-18 seasons
  • Set his career high with three RBI at LSU and followed that performance with another three-RBI game the next day
  • Matched a single-game career high with 4 hits against Wake Forest
  • Earned preseason All-ACC honorable mention accolades from College Baseball Daily


  • One of two players to start all 58 games on the year
  • Was second on the team with a .439 slugging percentage, while ranking third in average (.285) and on-base percentage (.386)
  • Paced the Irish with 15 hit-by-pitches, one shy of the cracking the top-10 in single-season history
  • Recorded 17 multi-hit games on the year
  • Ended the season on a six-game hitting streak
  • Had a 27-game on-base streak during the year, the longest by an Irish player since 2017
  • Hit a pair of solo home runs while going 4-for-5 in ACC Championship game against Florida State
  • Drilled a leadoff home run in first game of series at No. 19 Virginia


  • Saw action in 40 games, making 36 starts betwen third, first and DH
  • Had eight multi-hit games, as well as a pair of multi-RBI outings
  • Strung together and eight-game hitting streak (March 24-April 5) and 15-game on-base streak (April 24-May 19) during the season
  • Team posted an 8-2 record in starts at third base
  • Hit .302 against righthanded pitching, .333 with runners on base, .316 with runners on base and .318 with two outs
  • Posted a .325 average at home
  • Spent summer with Battle Creek Bombers of Northwoods League, recording six homers, 13 doubles, 30 RBI, 36 walks, 11 hit by pitch and 41 runs in 64 games


  • Earned three letters each in baseball and basketball at Andrean
  • Rated the second-best shortstop in Indiana by Perfect Game, as well as the Hoosier state’s No. 22 player overall
  • Helped Andrean to consecutive Indiana Class 3-A titles as a junior and senior, as well as three straight conference titles from sophomore to senior year
  • Named preseason Louisville Slugger All-American and honorable mention All-Central Region prior to senior year
  • Named first team all-conference as a senior
  • Hit .411 as a junior, earning first team all-conference and first team all-area honors
  • Posted a .417 average as a sophomore to garner honorable mention all-state accolades
  • Helped Andrean to sectional title as a sophomore
  • Was a first-team all-conference performer on the hardwood, helping Andrean to regional title as a junior and sectional titles as a junior and senior
  • Named an all-area basketball player as a junior, averaging 12.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game
  • Named academic all-state


  • Born in Munster, Indiana
  • Son of Frank Podkul Sr. and Jackie Weiser
  • Has an older brother, Frank Jr.
  • Father, Frank Sr., played baseball and football at Wabash College
  • Brother, Frank Jr., plays baseball at Franklin College
  • Enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters as an American Studies major

Nick Podkul
Nick  Podkul


Schererville, IN

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 198


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