AT NOTRE DAME (2014-PRESENT): One-year monogram winner … drafted out of high school … athletic and veteran fall 2013 transfer that spent a season at Kansas State and a year at Iowa Western Junior College ... is capable in the outfield and on the mound ... has one of best power bats on the team ... ability to hit to any part of the field … good runner on the bases … good arm in the outfield … could see time in situational and short-relief roles on the mound … sported a 3.289 GPA heading into the 2015 spring semester.
HONORS & AWARDS: ACC Academic Honor Roll (2014).
JUNIOR SEASON (2014): Played in 51 games during first season with the Irish, making 45 total starts ... batted .225 with seven doubles, five triples, three home runs, 17 RBI, 14 walks and 19 runs scored in time split between pitcher and outfield ... led the Irish in triples and tied for the lead in home runs … the five triples tied for second in the ACC … hit .261 (12-for-46) against left-handed pitching ... added three stolen bases in six attempts ... had nine multi-hit contests ... made six appearances on the mound, including four starts, and went 1-1 with a 1.93 ERA ... scattered 13 hits in 18.2 innings of work, holding opposing batters to a .217 average against ... batted .205 with four doubles, three triples, six RBI and six walks and posted a 2.70 ERA in two appearances during ACC contests … three triples in ACC play were tied for fourth in conference … showed flashes of impressive baseball at the beginning and end of the season, notching splits of .370/.481/.419 for the first seven games and .313/.563/.353 for the last 14 games, but only .143/.255/.222 in the middle 32 games … picked up three RBI in a two-hit performance at No. 24 Florida Atlantic (Feb. 15) … added two hits in the next game against the Owls (Feb. 15) … went 3-for-5 vs. Incarnate Word (Feb. 22) with three RBI and two runs scored … drew two walks and added first stolen base of the season vs. Appalachian State (March 2) and also pitched 5.1 innings, scattering three hits while striking out four batters … held Robert Morris hitless in two innings of relief work on March 18 … surrendered one hit in one inning vs. Virginia Tech (March 22) … sprayed three hits in five plate appearances and scored one run against Western Michigan (April 30) … went 4-for-5 with two doubles, three RBI and two runs scored against No. 22 Clemson (May 11) … tabbed to the ACC All-Academic Team … named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll … earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMRE (Iowa Western JC - 2013): Hit .328 with 19 hits, 18 runs scored, five doubles and 12 RBI in 58 at-bats ... played in 34 games ... also pitched in 12 games (42.0 innings pitched), putting together a 6-2 mark with a 3.21 ERA ... pitched two complete games ... had third-best ERA on team ... was perfect in the field in 21 chances.
AS A FRESHMAN (Kansas State - 2012): Went 2-2 with a 5.05 ERA in lone campaign at Kansas State ... made 27 appearances and started three games ... pitched 35.2 innings.
PREP & PERSONAL: Graduated from Hill-Murray High School (Minnesota) in the spring of 2011 ... earned four letters in baseball ... drafted in the 37th round (1,132) in the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Boston Red Sox ... led team to a 17-3 record as a senior and was named the Classic Suburban Conference Player of the Year and the Gatorade Player of the Year in Minnesota ... also earned all-metro and all-state accolades after hitting .450 with five homers and 24 RBI on offense and going a perfect 7-0 with a 0.49 ERA in 42.1 innings on the mound ... named all-conference and all-state as a junior ... selected all-metro and all-conference as a sophomore ... finished career with two all-state and three all-metro scrolls ... threw a no-hitter against No. 1 team in the state ... also a standout in the classroom, earning academic letters and being named to the "A" Honor Roll ... played club baseball for the Minnesota Starz ... full name is Robert John Youngdahl ... born in Stillwater, Minnesota to Mark and Barb Youngdahl ... has two younger sisters, Jocelyn and Elyse ... father, Mark, played hockey at Minnesota State ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters and is majoring in economics.
**Career Stats Attached Above As PDF (As Of May 17, 2014)**