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    Casey Africano

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Huntington Beach, CA

    High School:
    Edison

    Height:
    5-5

    Position:
    Catcher/Outfield

    Bats/Throws:
    R/R


    04/16/2014

    #21/22 Irish Enjoy Historic Offensive Night In 17-2 Win Over Toledo

    Notre Dame ties stadium runs, hits record in midweek victory

    04/09/2014

    #23/25 Irish Earn First ACC Sweep At North Carolina

    Notre Dame claims 6-0 and 11-6 wins over the host Tar Heels

    04/04/2014

    DePaul Earns Comeback Win Over #23/25 Irish

    Blue Demons score second late-inning rally in three games against Notre Dame

    04/02/2014

    #23/25 Irish Roar Back In 11-4 Win Over Michigan State

    Notre Dame erases a fast Spartan start for its fourth straight victory

    03/26/2014

    #24/25 Irish Down Eastern Michigan 12-2 In Home Opener

    Notre Dame takes first game of the season at Melissa Cook Stadium

    02/15/2014

    Notre Dame, Day One at Jacksonville University Tournament

    Irish defeated #23/25 Louisville 6-3 and Jacksonville 9-1 in five innings (photos by Skip Tapp).

    AS A FRESHMAN (2013): Appeared in 31 games (five starts) during first season at Notre Dame ... tabbed to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (April 15) ... batted .257 with four doubles, two home runs, 11 RBI, a .543 slugging percentage, a .409 on-base percentage and scored five runs ... led all Irish freshmen in doubles, slugging percentage and on-base percentage ... recorded first career hit after entering as a reserve at designated player against Cal Poly (Feb. 15) ... ripped a pinch-hit double in first game at East Carolina (Feb. 23) ... added two-run double the following day against the Pirates (Feb. 24) ... chipped in pinch-hit single in second game of a doubleheader at Seton Hall (March 23) ... slugged first career home run, drilling a walk-off three-run shot in the bottom of the fifth inning against Rutgers (April 13) ... earned the start in the second game of the series against the Scarlet Knights (April 14), going 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and three RBI ... ripped an RBI in the series finale against Pittsburgh (April 21) ... pinch-hit RBI double in the nightcap of a BIG EAST doubleheader against Connecticut (April 23) ... drew a pair of walks and scored a run at Western Michigan (May 1).

    PREP AND PERSONAL:
    Played catcher and in the outfield for Edison (Calif.) while spending her summers at the club level with the Worth Firecrackers ... 2012 All-California second team selection ... Edison was undefeated and won the Sunset League crown during her freshman season ... named all-conference and all-city as a freshman and junior ... team captain as a senior ... guided Edison to the Las Vegas Spring Break Tournament title as a junior ... daughter of Marc and Michelle Africano ... uncle, Greg Svitenko, played football at Long Beach ... has one younger brother, Colton ... involved with Fellowship of Christian Athletes and show choir ... recipient of school's Pillar of Character award, Character Coalition award and Scholar-Athlete award ... hails from the same area as Irish teammates Lauren Stuhr, Micaela Arizmendi and Karley Wester ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters.

    Africano's Career Statistics

    Year Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG BB HBP SO GDP OBP SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD
    2013 .257 31-5 35 5 9 4 0 2 11 19 .543 9 0 8 1 .409 0 1 0-0 2 0 0 1.000
    Total .257 31-5 35 5 9 4 0 2 11 19 .543 9 0 8 1 .409 0 1 0-0 2 0 0 1.000
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