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.


Bats Lead Irish By Broncos

Jake Johnson with a 5-for-5 night in home finale.


Irish Rally Falls Short In Series Finale

Eric Gilgenbach homered in the effort for Notre Dame.


Hearne Vetoes Governors On Senior Day

Co-captain throws six shutout innings in 7-2 Irish win.


Irish vs. Maryland

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


Irish vs. Rhode Island

Notre Dame vs. Rhode Island at the USA Baseball-Irish Classic in Cary, NC (Photos by Andy Mead).


Pitt vs. Notre Dame (Game 2 - 5/7/16)

The Irish fell to the Panthers, 8-5, in game 2 of a 3-game ACC series May 7, 2016.


#29 Notre Dame @ #7 Florida State (4/24/16)

The Irish lost the final game of a three-game ACC series at the Seminoles April 24, 2016.


#29 Notre Dame @ #7 Florida State (4/22/16)

The Irish opened a 3-game series in Tallahassee, Florida April 22, 2016. ND fell to FSU, 12-6.

Career & Game-by-Game Stats Get Acrobat Reader


  • Monogram winner (2016)


  • 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

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Height / Weight:
6-1 / 198


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