Baseball lost to UConn 3 to 1 on Friday, April 8th.
AT NOTRE DAME: Fifth-year outfielder enters this season with a .300 career batting average (3-for-10) ... has added four runs, two doubles and three walks in 11 games (no starts) ... has had very good success in extremely competitive summer leagues ... hopes to translate in final go-around with the Irish ... transitions to the outfield after spending the last four years as an infielder ... has worked hard on improving his offense ... carried a 3.319 cumulative GPA into the `11 spring semester.
SENIOR SEASON (2010): Appeared in four games off the bench ... hitless in four at-bats ... scored a run and added two walks ... did not commit an error in two fielding chances with two assists.
JUNIOR SEASON (2009): Did not make the NCAA mandated 35-player roster limit ... started all three games for the Gold in the 2008 Blue-Gold World Series ... batted .143 (1-for-7) with a run scored, walk, sacrifice bunt and two RBI ... spent the summer of 2008 with the Florence Redwolves ... saw action in 49 games, including 40 starts ... batted .266 (42-for-158) with a home run and 19 RBI ... added five doubles, 10 walks, 19 runs scored and two sacrifice bunts ... committed seven errors in 193 fielding chances - good for a .964 fielding percentage ... recorded 114 assists.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008): Saw action in two games for the Irish in the spring ... went 1-for-1 with a double and run scored against Wisconsin Milwaukee on Mar. 26 ... went 0-for-1 against Mississippi Valley State on Apr. 30 ... played all three games for victorious Gold team in 2007 Blue-Gold World Series ... batted .333 (2-for-6) with an RBI, double, two walks and sacrifice bunt.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2007): Hit 2-for-4 while appearing in five games (2 R, 2B, BB, K) ... played in opening win over Prairie View, in San Antonio (15-8) ... had first at-bat versus Western Michigan (17-9) and then went 2-for-3 in 14-4 win over Chicago State (2 R, 2B) ... drew walk in 7-3 win over Ball State ... also played in opener of Connecticut series ... started at shortstop in game-2 of 2006 Blue-Gold Series (1-for-3, K, E; 4-3 win).
PREP & PERSONAL: Three-year letterwinner (3B/2B) at De LaSalle HS... a .331 career batter (81 RBI, six HR, five 3B, 24 2B) ... captained team as senior while batting .420 with 52 RBI (14 2B, four HR, four 3B) ... `06 honors included team MVP, all-state, all-district, all-region, all-county, all-metro and all-league ... all-district and academic all-state as a junior ... helped team win regional title as a sophomore ... MVP of `06 CABA U-18 World Series (in Michigan) ... member of National Honor Society ... other De LaSalle products who have competed for Notre Dame include early-'60s football fullback Bill Henneghan (Detroit), early-'90s swimmer Jim Boutros (Grosse Pt. Woods) and late-'90s fencer Brian Banas (Sterling Hts) ... father, Herman Petzold, played football at the University of San Francisco and received MBA from Notre Dame (`85) ... mother, Janice Petzold, played tennis at Ferris State ... born Sept. 7, 1988, in Grosse Pte., Mich. ... full name is Herman Gustave Petzold ... enrolled in Mendoza College of Business as a finance and mathematics major.