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04/29/2018

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.

02/17/2018

Big Inning Sends Irish Past No. 9 LSU

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

05/30/2017

Podkul Collects All-Tournament Nod

Irish second baseman homered twice at ACC Championship.

05/16/2017

Bats Lead Irish By Broncos

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

05/14/2017

Irish Rally Falls Short In Series Finale

Eric Gilgenbach homered in the effort for Notre Dame.

05/05/2018

Notre Dame vs Pittsburgh Game 2

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

04/22/2018

Game 3 Notre Dame vs Virginia Tech

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

03/24/2018

Notre Dame vs Wake Forest Game 2

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

03/20/2018

Notre Dame vs NIU

Notre Dame vs NIU on March 20th, 2018

03/06/2017

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

HONORS & AWARDS:

  • Monogram winner (2016)

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2017):

  • 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

FRESHMAN SEASON (2016):

  • 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

HIGH SCHOOL:

  • 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

PERSONAL:

  • 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
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Nick Podkul
Nick  Podkul

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Schererville, IN

High School:
Andrean

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 198

Position:
INF

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