Irish Trio Of Bielak, Ruibal & Lidge Drafted

Caps 2017 Notre Dame draft class at six members, matching a program record.


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Notre Dame hosts Western Michigan at 6:05 p.m.


Irish Rally Falls Short In Series Finale

Eric Gilgenbach homered in the effort for Notre Dame.


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Irish Host Austin Peay For Three

Notre Dame will honor its senior class prior to Saturday's 4:05 p.m. contest.


Commencement 2017

Notre Dame and the athletics department graduated 170 student-athletes on May 21, 2017.


Irish vs. Maryland

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Irish vs. Rhode Island

Notre Dame vs. Rhode Island at the USA Baseball-Irish Classic in Cary, NC (Photos by Andy Mead).


#LSU @ Notre Dame - May 11, 2016

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The Irish fell to the Panthers, 4-2, in game one of a three-game ACC series at Frank Eck Stadium May 6, 2016.

Career & Game-by-Game Stats Get Acrobat Reader


  • Two-time MLB Draft Pick (2017 - 20th Round by New York Yankees & 2013 - 40th Round by Boston Red Sox)
  • Two-time Johnny Bench Award Watch List (2015 & 2017)
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll (2017)
  • Northwoods League No. 1 Defensive Catcher (2014)
  • Three-time Monogram winner (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Rosenthal Leadership Academy participant (2015)


  • Started all but one game on the year, with 55 of 57 starts at catcher
  • Made 180 starts during four-year career, catching 32.6% of would-be base stealers with a career fielding percentage of .990 and just 25 passed balls
  • Caught 22 runners stealing in 2017, more than any other catcher in the ACC
  • Led the Irish with 35 walks while posting a .339 on-base percentage (fourth on the team)
  • Hit his only homer of the season in win over Illinois State
  • Hit his first career triple against Valpo before delivering another three-bagger a week later against Northwestern
  • Twice knocked in three runs in a game, both Irish victories over Valpo and Chicago State

          JUNIOR SEASON (2016):

          • Played in 40 games during the season while battling injuries
          • Recorded six multi-hit games
          • Recorded eight two-out RBI

          SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015):

          • Named to Johnny Bench Award Watch List
          • Finished second in the ACC in runners picked off (six) and fourth in runners caught stealing (17)
          • Was second on the team with 15 two-out RBI, while leading the team by converting 16 of 20 chances with a runner on third and less than two outs
          • Drilled a game-winning two-run home run in the 7th innings against SIU Edwardsville
          • Hit .455 over opening weekend of season
          • Recorded four hits, including two doubles, with three runs against Western Michigan
          • Went 3-for-4 with a double, RBI, hit by pitch and two runs scored in NCAA Regional victory over Wright State

          FRESHMAN SEASON (2014):

          • Made 24 starts during rookie campaign, splitting time behind the dish
          • Had five multi-hit games during season
          • Recorded 128 putouts and 30 assists without committing an error
          • Threw out six would-be base stealers
          • Notched first career hit against No. 24 Florida Atlantic
          • Had a 4-for-4 day with two RBI versus Chicago State

          HIGH SCHOOL:

          • Ranked the No. 3 catcher in Illinois by Perfect Game coming out of Barrington
          • Named all-state, all-area and all-conference as a senior thanks to a .381 average, eight doubles and .711 slugging percentage
          • Named second team all-region by Rawlings during final prep season after leading Barrington to Mid-Suburban League West Division title
          • Selected as honorable mention Underclass All-American as a junior
          • Won 10th District American Legion Championship with Barrington Post 158


          • Born in Arlington Heights, Illinois
          • Son of Chris and Peggy Lidge
          • Has a twin brother, Dylan, in addition to an older brother, Mike, and older sister, Maggie
          • Cousin, Brad Lidge, played baseball at Notre Dame from 1995-98 prior to 10-year Major League career with Houston, Philadelphia and Washington which included 2008 World Series title with Phillies
          • Enrolled in College of Arts & Letters as a film, television and theatre major

          Ryan Lidge
          Ryan  Lidge


          Barrington, IL

          High School:

          Height / Weight:
          6-2 / 216



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