Notre Dame will play 23 games on the ESPN family of networks in 2016.
The Irish concluded fall practices with the annual Blue-Gold Series as they prepare for the 2016 season.
Games are slated for 4:30 p.m. (ET) Friday with a doubleheader set to begin at 11 a.m. (ET) Sunday.
Notre Dame picked up a 6-4 victory over a Dominican Winter League team.
Senior Ricky Sanchez tore up the Northwoods League to earn midseason and postseason all-star berths.
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.
The Irish play their first series on the new FieldTurf at Frank Eck Stadium as Clemson comes calling May 9-11.
AT NOTRE DAME (2014-PRESENT): One-year monogram winner … had solid end of freshman year before breakout summer … named the Northwoods League co-Pitcher of the Year and was named the league’s No. 1 prospect … expected to be integral part of pitching staff in 2015 … is a real student of the game … doesn’t have one particular plus pitch, but can command three different pitches with the ability to throw any pitch on any count.
HONORS & AWARDS: ACC Academic Honor Roll (2014).
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.
PREP & 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 … undecided on major.