AT NOTRE DAME: One-year monogram winner that enters sophomore season with a 3.18 career ERA and 4-4 record, plus 40 strikeouts, 21 walks and 47 hits allowed (.276 opponent batting average) in 12 appearances (10 starts) and 45.1 innings (eight hit batters, four wild pitches and no home runs allowed) ... in BIG EAST games, owns a 1.95 career ERA and 4-3 record, plus 31 strikeouts, 18 walks and 32 hits allowed (.237 opponent batting average) in nine appearances (seven starts) and 37.0 innings (six hit batters, two wild pitches and no home runs allowed) ... averaging 7.94 strikeouts and 4.17 walks per 9.0 innings pitched as well as a 1.90 strikeout-to-walk ratio in his career ... tough, hard-nosed competitor that has been on winning teams throughout his athletic career ... has physical ability to be dominant pitcher on the college level, with classic bulldog mentality ... one of the hardest throwers on the team who can spot his explosive fastball with movement on both sides of the plate ... will likely move to the top of the rotation following the end of the basketball season.
HONORS & AWARDS: Rated by Baseball America as the No. 8 overall prospect in the BIG EAST entering the 2013 season (second highest rated player in the league among 2014 draft-eligible players) ... rated by Perfect Game as the No. 38 sophomore prospect entering the 2013 season ... rated by Perfect Game as the No. 2 sophomore prospect in the BIG EAST entering the 2013 season.
FRESHMAN BASEBALL SEASON (2012): Made 12 appearances, including 10 starts ... his 10 starts were third most by any pitcher on the staff ... went 4-4 with a 3.18 earned run average in 45.1 innings of work ... allowed 47 hits as his opponents batted .276 ... struck out 40 and walked 21 ... in BIG EAST games only, ranked tied for first in fewest home runs allowed (none), fourth in ERA (1.95), fourth in earned runs allowed (eight), tied for fifth in fewest hit allowed (32), tied for fifth in fewest runs allowed (12) and seventh in opposing batting average (.237) ... averaged 7.94 strikeouts and 4.17 walks per nine innings ... posted a 1.90 strikeout-to-walk ratio ... Notre Dame posted a 6-6 record when Connaughton pitched ... the Irish were 5-5 record when Connaughton started ... did not allow an earned run in five of 12 appearances, including four of his 10 starts ... registered the fifth-most innings pitched (45.1) without surrendering a home run in single-season school history ... went 4-3 with a 1.95 ERA in nine appearances (seven starts) in BIG EAST action ... allowed 32 hits in 37.0 innings of work as his opponents batted .237 ... struck out 31 and walked 18 ... went 0-1 with a 8.64 ERA in three appearances (all starts) in non-conference action ... allowed 15 hits in 8.1 innings of work as his opponents batted .429 ... struck out nine and walked three ... went 0-1 with a 10.80 ERA in two appearances (both starts) in the BIG EAST tournament ... allowed 14 hits in 6.2 inning of work as his opponents batted .483 ... struck out four and walked two ... went 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in two appearances (one start) in the month of March ... allowed three hits in 4.1 innings of work as his opponents batted .188 ... struck out seven and walked two ... went 1-3 with a 3.10 ERA in five appearances (four starts) in the month of April ... allowed 19 hits in 20.1 innings of work as his opponents batted .250 ... struck out 14 and walked 12 ... went 2-1 with a 3.92 ERA in five appearances (all starts) in the month of May ... allowed 25 hits in 20.2 innings of work as his opponents batted .321 ... struck out 19 and walked seven ... went 2-1 with a team-best 1.42 ERA in five appearances (four starts) in home games ... allowed 17 hits in 19.0 innings of work as his opponents batted .236 ... struck out 19 and walked seven ... went 2-2 with a 2.29 ERA in five appearances (four starts) in away games ... allowed 16 hits in 19.2 innings of work as his opponents batted .232 ... struck out 17 and walked 12 ... went 0-1 with a 10.80 ERA in two appearances (two starts) in neutral-site games ... allowed 14 hits in 6.2 innings of work as his opponents batted .483 ... struck out four and walked two ... went 4-0 with a 0.37 ERA in six appearances (five starts) in Irish victories ... allowed 18 hits in 24.1 innings of work as his opponents batted .214 ... struck out 25 and walked 11 ... went 4-4 with a 3.54 ERA in 10 appearances (eight starts) in day games ... allowed 43 hits in 40.2 innings of work as his opponents batted .281 ... struck out 33 and walked 18 ... went 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA in two appearances (two starts) in night games ... allowed four hits in 4.2 innings of work as his opponents batted .235 ... struck out seven and walked three ... went 3-3 with a 2.97 ERA in 10 starts ... allowed 42 hits in 39.1 innings of work as his opponents batted .286 ... struck out 35 and walked 18 ... went 1-1 with a 4.50 ERA in two relief appearances ... allowed five hits in 6.0 innings of work as his opponents batted .217 ... struck out five and walked three ... left-handed hitters batted .268 (11-for-41) ... right-handed hitters batted .279 (36-for-129) ... batters hit .237 (22-for-93) with runners on base ... batters hit .325 (25-for-77) with the bases empty ... batters hit .235 (12-for-51) with two outs ... made career debut in a start on Mar. 20 against Eastern Michigan (1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 5 K, 1 BB) ... picked up the victory with 2.2 innings of relief without allowing an earned run to Pittsburgh (Mar. 25) ... struggled with a blister in first career BIG EAST start against Seton Hall on Apr. 7 (1.1 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 K, 2 BB) ... tossed 6.0 shutout innings, limited Georgetown (Apr. 21) to four hits and secured series sweep ... struck out six, walked one and limited Rutgers to one unearned run on five hits in 5.0 innings of work on May 13 (clinched the series for the Irish) ... opened the BIG EAST tournament against No. 2 seed St. John's and failed to retire a single batter (allowed six hits and seven earned runs), but rebounded three days later against the same Red Storm club with a tremendous outing ... held St. John's to an earned run on eight hits in 6.2 innings with four strikeouts and one walk.
FRESHMAN BASKETBALL SEASON (2011-12): One of three Irish players to appear in all 34 games ... started 18 contests ... posted averages of 7.0 points and 4.4 rebounds per game ... notched 30 assists, 17 steals and five blocked shots ... averaged 24.1 minutes per game ... shot 41-120 (.342) from three-point range ... scored in double-figures nine times, including three 20-plus point efforts ... registered one double-double ... led the Fighting Irish in scoring four times and three times apiece in rebounds and blocked shots ... averaged 6.3 points and 4.6 rebounds in BIG EAST play ... started 12 of the team's 18 BIG EAST regular-season contests ... tallied 10 points and nine rebounds in just his second career game, a 59-53 win over Detroit ... netted a season-high 24 points against Sam Houston State in the third game of the season ... went 6-for-10 from beyond the three-point arc in the 74-41 win over Sam Houston State ... the 24 points were the most for an Irish freshman since Torin Francis had 25 during the 2002-03 season ... earned his first career start in the following game, a 93-69 win over Delaware State ... scored 11 points against Georgia in the Progressive CBE Classic ... had 11 points at Gonzaga ... his first BIG EAST start came in the 67-58 upset of No. 1 Syracuse ... registered a double-double with 23 points and 11 boards in a 76-59 triumph of Marquette ... was named the BIG EAST Co-Rookie of the Week for his performance against the Golden Eagles ... posted 10 points and five rebounds in a 71-53 win over Rutgers ... scored a team-high 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds in a 74-70 comeback overtime victory at Villanova ... was 7-for-12 from three-point range against Villanova ... had 12 points and six rebounds in a 57-53 besting of USF ... tallied 10 points versus Xavier in the second round of the NCAA tournament. BASEBALL: Appeared in 12 games, including 10 starts, as a pitcher on the Fighting Irish baseball team during the 2012 season ... posted a 4-4 record with a 3.18 earned-run average ... logged 45.1 innings on the mound and registered 40 strikeouts.
PREP & PERSONAL: Drafted in the 38th round of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft by San Diego Padres as a senior out of St. John's Prep in Danvers, Mass. ... ranked the 33rd-best overall prospect nationally by Perfect Game ... ranked the 167th-best overall prospect nationally by ProspectWire.com ... posted an 11-2 record with a 1.75 earned-run average and 160 strikeouts in 90 innings pitched ... also played third base ... batted .400 with a .750 slugging percentage as a senior ... widely considered a top-five round pick by many MLB scouts entering the 2011 draft ... collected a no-hitter with 14 strikeouts and two walks in a 5-0 victory over the Spy Ponders, 5-0 (did not allow a ball to leave the infield) ... earned all-state honors in baseball during his senior season in addition to being a three-time all-conference performer ... 2010 Massachusetts Coaches' Division I North Most Valuable Player ... at the Massachusetts state championship, struck out 14 and surrendered three hits in 12.0 innings pitched and posted a 0.00 ERA ... named MVP of the 2008 Eastern Massachusetts Babe Ruth Tournament and led the New England Lightning to the silver medal at the AAU National Championships ... four-year letterwinner at St. John's Prep, where he is the all-time leading scorer (1,713 points) ... played under the guidance of head coach Sean Connolly ... averaged 23 points, 17 rebounds and eight assists during his high school career ... team captured the state title during his senior season ... 2011 Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Massachusetts ... 2011 ESPN Mr. Basketball for Massachusetts ... ranked 73rd nationally by Scout.com and 100th by ESPNU ... two-time all-state selection and three-time all-conference pick, including being named the conference's MVP as a junior and senior ... three-time team captain ... copped team MVP honors during his final three seasons ... two-time conference champion ... squad posted a 46-4 record during his junior and senior seasons ... only junior selected to the Boston Globe Super Team and the Boston Herald High Dream Team ... selected as Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the Catholic Conference and was named to the Catholic Conference All-Star Team ... also selected as his team's MVP and served as team captain ... helped lead his team to a 3-0 record at the 2010 AAU National Showcase in Orlando, Fla. ... averaged 30 points and 20 rebounds per game at the 2010 AAU Nationals ... lettered in football as a quarterback during his freshman and sophomore seasons ... born Jan. 6, 1993 ... full name is Patrick Bergin Connaughton ... son of Leonard and Susan Connaughton ... father played football at Framingham State College ... uncle, Richard, played baseball at Springfield College ... enrolled in Mendoza College of Business but has not declared a major.