Bobcats pitching staff has now worked 32.0 consecutive scoreless innings against Houston, TCU and Notre Dame
AT NOTRE DAME: Enters sophomore season with a 9.00 career ERA and 0-1 record, plus nine strikeouts, nine walks and 15 hits allowed (.341 opponent batting average) in seven appearances (two starts) and 11.0 innings (no home runs allowed) ... in BIG EAST games, owns a 13.50 career ERA and 0-0 record, plus one strikeout and three hits allowed (.429 opponent batting average) in one appearance (in relief) and 2.0 innings ... would have been a key contributor to the Irish bullpen, but suffered an elbow injury and will miss 2013 following Tommy John surgery ... proven winner from a championship level high school program ... possesses a power arm with an above average breaking ball.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Made seven appearances (two starts) ... went 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA ... allowed 15 hits in 11.0 innings of work as opposing batters hit .341 ... struck out nine and walked nine ... Notre Dame posted a 3-4 record when Rubbinaccio pitched ... inherited four base runners upon entering the game and allowed three to score ... walked a pair, hit a batter and allowed an earned run in his collegiate debut against Illinois (Feb. 17), but rebounded with three consecutive scoreless relief outings (Hofstra-2 on Feb. 25; at Texas State on Mar. 2 and Eastern Michigan on Mar. 20) ... struck out six in first career start against Western Michigan (Apr. 11) ... struggled with command in final outing of the season against Valparaiso on May 2 (3.2 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, 4 BB).
PREP & PERSONAL: Three-year letterwinner at Manalpan H.S. in Manalpan, N.J. ... finished Manalpan career with a 19-2 record ... went 5-0 with a 1.55 ERA in 2011 ... named first team all-division in baseball in 2011 ... first team all-district in basketball in 2011 ... named first team all-State Group 4, first team all-Shore and Monmouth County Player of the Year in 2010 ... chosen A-North Division Pitcher of the Year, first team all-district, first team all-A-North Division in 2010 ... went 9-0 with 1.29 ERA in 2010 ... allowed only two extra base hits all season ... named to the Carpenter Cup Shore All-Star Team ... 2010 Manalapan High School Pitcher of the Year ... named 2010 Perfect Game Pitcher of the Tournament - Northeast Qualifier ... named 2009 first team all-district in baseball ... went 5-2 with a 2.22 ERA ... born May 6, 1993 ... full name is Kyle Austin Rubbinaccio ... son of Robert and Marjorie Rubbinaccio ... has two brothers, Robby and Eric ... enrolled in Mendoza College of Business but has not declared a major.