#32 Connor Hale
HONORS & AWARDS:Â Monogram (letter) Winner (2013, 2015, 2016) â€¦ BIG EAST Academic All-Star (2013) … ACC Academic Honor Roll (2014, 2015, 2016) â€¦ Dean’s List Honors (8X).
CAREER STATS (2013-16): Finished career with a 5-0 record and 3.96 ERA over 29 appearances (3 starts) â€¦ part of three shutouts over 50.0 innings on the mound â€¦ struck out 28 batters and held opponents to a .261 batting average â€¦ finished with a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage in 12 opportunities.
SENIOR SEASON (2016): Made 11 appearances out of the bullpen during final campaign, posting a 2-0 record and 13 strikeouts over 19.0 innings of work â€¦ turned in outstanding performance in season debut against Texas Southern (February 26), allowing just two hits while striking out two batters over four innings on the mound to pick up the win â€¦ earned second win of season by tossing an inning in relief against No. 30 Oregon (March 31) â€¦ allowed just one hit against the Ducks â€¦ named to the Dean’s List both semesters â€¦ claimed a spot on the ACC Academic Honor Roll â€¦ earned a monogram.
JUNIOR SEASON (2015): Turned in most productive year in an Irish uniform, posting a slim 1.33 ERA and a 2-0 record over nine appearances (two starts) and 20.1 innings of work â€¦ played a role in three shutouts â€¦ only allowed three earned runs and held opponents to a .217 batting average on the year â€¦ held right-handed hitters to a .190 (8-42) average â€¦ opponents hit just .160 (4-25) with runners on base and only .059 (1-17) with two outs â€¦ didn’t allow a run over four appearances (12.2 IP) from April 22 – May 15 â€¦ recorded one out at Clemson (March 14) … pitched an inning of relief versus Valparaiso (April 8), striking out a batter and helping to maintain the shutout … turned in arguably best outing of career in earning his second career victory in a win over No. 7 Florida State (April 12) … entered in the second inning with a runner on first base and promptly induced a double play to get out of the inning … went 3.2 innings and allowed a run, three hits and a walk … earned second start of career against Chicago State (April 22) in a midweek game … improved to 2-0 after going five innings and allowing just three hits and one walk … was one of four Irish pitchers that combined to shut out the Cougars … started game against Sacramento State (April 29) and turned in a solid four innings … combined with reliever Nick McCarty to shut out the Hornets … allowed one hit and three walks in outing to lower ERA to 1.20 … pitched a clutch 1.2 shutout innings in relief in the series finale against No. 20 North Carolina (May 10) … hurled two scoreless innings in relief at Boston College (May 15) … allowed just one hit while striking out two batters … gave up a run on three hits over 1.2 innings of work against No. 6 Miami (May 23) at the ACC Tournament â€¦ named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll â€¦ selectedÂ to the Dean’s List both semesters â€¦ earned a monogram.Â
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014): Made one appearance in the season-opening series at No. 24 Florida Atlantic (Feb. 15) â€¦ allowed a hit, a run and one walk in one inning of relief â€¦ earned Dean’s List accolades during both semesters â€¦ named toÂ the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2013): Made eight appearances for the Irish on the mound (one start) … went 1-0 with a 5.59 ERA … allowed 10 hits in 9.2 innings pitched, holding opposing batters to a .286 average against … struck out seven batters and walked six … tossed a scoreless half inning of work in his collegiate debut against Kent State (March 26) … threw a perfect 2.1 innings out of the bullpen with two strikeouts at home against Villanova (April 7) … earned first career win at Western Michigan (May 14), walking one and striking out a career-high four Bronco batters in the victory … saw 0.1 innings of relief in the season finale at Cincinnati (May 18) â€¦ earned Dean’s List accolades during both semesters â€¦ named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star … earned a monogram.
HIGH SCHOOL & PERSONAL: Named honorable mention first team all-state (3A) as a senior … tabbed all-county as a junior … won the Indiana 3A Mental Attitude Award as a senior … helped Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School finish second in state as a senior … earned sectional championships as a freshman and junior … won a region crown as a junior … earned three letters in baseball … was a member of the Student Athletic Leadership Council and the National Honor Society … played club baseball for the Pony Express … is a certified scuba diver … full name is Connor Oldham Hale … born in Indianapolis, Indiana … son of Todd and Nancy Hale … has a younger brother, Hunter … graduated from the Mendoza College of Business (accounting) and the College of Arts and Letters (economics).