Notre Dame is 9-0 in midweek games in 2016.
Notre Dame turned in a brilliant first inning, but gave up 11 runs between the fifth and seventh frames to fall 11-5 Sunday.
The senior LHP becomes the first Irish player since 2009 to record back-to-back complete games.
Junior Kyle Fiala drove in the winning run in the eighth inning.
The Irish have won 10 of their last 12 games to surge up the league standings.
The Irish lost the final game of a three-game ACC series at the Seminoles April 24, 2016.
The Irish opened the 2016 USA Baseball-Irish Classic with a matchup with No. 22 Alabama. The Crimson Tide won 4-0.
The Irish wrapped up their first NCAA Regional since 2006 with games against Illinois and Wright State May 31, 2015.
@NDBaseball opened the 2015 season in style with a 7-6 win over SIU-Edwardsville Feb. 13, 2015 in Norman, Oklahoma. Thanks to John Williamson for the photos.
The Irish invaded Tallahassee, Fla., for a three-game set with No. 1 Florida State April 4-6.
HONORS & AWARDS: Two-Time Monogram Winner (2014, 2015) … First Team Mideast-ABCA/Rawlings All-Region (2015) … Third Team All-ACC (2015) … ACC Co-Pitcher of the Week (April 6, 2015) … ACC Academic Honor Roll (2014) … Northwoods League Co-Pitcher of the Year (2014) … Northwoods League No. 1 Prospect (2014).
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015): Made the move from the bullpen, to midweek starter and finally to weekend starter and team ace over the course of a brilliant sophomore campaign … earned first team Mideast-ABCA/Rawlings all-region honors and third team all-ACC accolades after going 9-1 with a 2.27 ERA in 11 starts and 17 appearances overall (79.1 IP) … struck out 33 batters, earned one save, had one complete game and took part in two shut outs … opponents hit just .203 (28-138) against him with runners on base … had a 7.94 ERA (0-0 record) in first 5 appearances (5.2 IP) of season, but posted a 1.25 ERA (6-0 record) over next six outings (36.0 IP) … finished the year tied for second in the ACC in wins, tied for third in complete games, fifth in ERA and sixth in walks allowed per nine innings (2.04) … was just the third Irish pitcher since 1998 to start season at least 9-0 (MLB’ers Aaron Heilman & John Axford) … saw action in two contests during the season’s opening weekend ... allowed a run on three hits, but got two critical outs to pick up first career save in a thrilling 10-9 win over Oklahoma (Feb. 14) ... gave up a hit and a walk in an inning of work against Incarnate Word (Feb. 19) ... earned first start of the year at Savannah State (March 11) … earned first win of career against Central Michigan in second midweek start, going 4.1 innings and allowing just one run ... picked up second consecutive win after going 5.1 innings and allowing two runs on six hits and a walk against Western Michigan (March 25) ... turned in best outing of career in complete-game shutout of Eastern Michigan (March 31) ... pitched 3.2 innings longer than previous longest outing (5.1) ... scattered 10 hits, hit a batter and walked none while striking out a career-high five batters in the 6-0 Irish victory ... entered in relief of starter Evy Ruibal with two outs in the second inning at Pittsburgh (April 5) ... proceeded to hurl 4.1 shutout innings (3 H, 3 SO) to clinch ACC Co-Pitcher of the Week honors ... got the Friday start against No. 7 Florida State (April 10) in place of injured starter Scott Kerrigan and pitched a gem against the Seminoles ... allowed two runs, five hits and a walk while striking out six in seven innings of work to tally his second consecutive quality start and earn the win ... turned in another dandy of a Friday night start against NC State (April 17) to improve to 6-0 on the year ... hurled seven shutout innings, allowing just five hits and two walks while striking out two batters to lower ERA to 2.11 ... only made it 3.2 innings in start at Wake Forest ... earned no-decision against Michigan State ... entered in relief against No. 20 North Carolina and hurled six shutout innings, allowing just two hits and throwing a wild pitch while striking out two batters in improving to 7-0 on the year ... turned in a solid outing against Boston College (May 15) to improve to 8-0 ... went seven innings and allowed one unearned run while scattering seven hits to earn a quality start ... improved to 9-0 with ACC Tournament win over No. 24 Virginia ... went six innings and allowed two runs, four hits and four walks while striking out two batters ... suffered the hard-luck loss (1st of season) at No. 6 Illinois in the NCAA Champaign Regional after pitching 7.2 innings and allowing three runs on nine hits and two walks … threw career-high 115 pitches in effort … earned a monogram.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2014): Made 11 appearances on the mound for the Irish (two starts) … hurled 19.1 innings, allowed 27 hits, 13 runs and 12 walks while striking out 13 batters … posted a 4.19 ERA … showed much improvement as season went along … did not allow a run in final four appearances … totaled a team-worst 15.43 ERA in 4.2 innings of work over first five outings before producing a minuscule 0.61 ERA in 14.2 innings over last six appearances … held batters to a .218 average over that stretch … made first appearance of career in game two at No. 24 Florida Atlantic (Feb 15) … earned first career start versus Youngstown State (March 1), allowing four runs on three hits in an inning of work … threw 4.1 innings in relief at No. 1 Florida State (April 6) allowed just one run on three hits while striking out four batters … had strong outing to close the year, going 4.0 innings against Pittsburgh (May 17) and allowing no runs on six hits while striking out a pair of batters … named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll … earned a monogram.
HIGH SCHOOL & PERSONAL: Graduated from Otsego High School in Tontogany, Ohio in the spring of 2013 ... earned four letters each in baseball, basketball and football ... named the No. 13 RHP and the No. 26 overall high school prospect in Ohio for the high school class of 2013 by Perfect Game ... named honorable mention all-region for the Central Region by Rawlings ... went 6-0 with a 0.70 ERA and 58 strikeouts as a senior to earn Pitcher of the Year honors for the Northern Buckeye Conference ... also hit .440 with 21 RBI and two homers at the dish ... missed most of junior campaign with a broken right thumb ... in football, earned second team all-state honors ... full name is Ryan Vincent Smoyer ... born in Bowling Green, Ohio to Duane and Karen Smoyer ... has two younger sisters, Morgan and Hannah ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and is majoring in IT management.