#15 Greg Sherry
AT NOTRE DAME: Three-year monogram winner enters his senior season with a .270 career batting average, two home runs and 38 RBI … has added 76 runs, 18 doubles, 51 walks, four sacrifice flies, 19 sacrifice bunts and one stolen base (four attempts) in 144 games (129 starts) … in BIG EAST action, owns a .251 career batting average, one home run and 21 RBI … has added 34 runs, eight doubles, 23 walks, two sacrifice flies, eight sacrifice bunts and one stolen base (three attempts) in 70 games (64 starts) … could see time at either second base or third base with the Irish … a sure-handed defensive player with active feet, good range, quick transfer and a strong arm … a high-motor player who can make positive impact for his team on several levels … a tough out who consistently puts the ball in play, with good bat speed and ability to spray the ball from gap-to-gap … carried a 3.185 cumulative GPA into the `11 spring semester.
JUNIOR SEASON (2010): Appeared in 41 games and started 31, including 28 at third base and three at second base … batted .202 (21-for-104) with 12 runs scored, three doubles and six RBI … added five walks, one hit by pitch, one sacrifice fly and six sacrifice bunts … recorded 24 total bases, posted a .231 slugging percentage and .243 on-base percentage … posted a .941 fielding percentage … committed six errors on 101 fielding chances with 64 assists, 31 putouts and participated in seven double plays … ranked second on the team sacrifice bunts, fourth in assists, fourth in double plays and tied for fifth in games played off the bench … saw action in 19 BIG EAST games and started 15 … batted .208 (10-for-48) with six runs scored, one double, four RBI and two walks … recorded 11 total bases, posted a .229 slugging percentage and .240 on-base percentage … hit .196 (11-for-56) with six runs scored, two doubles, two RBI, three walks, one hit by pitch, one sacrifice fly and six sacrifice bunts in non-conference games … batted .333 (5-for-15) with two runs scored, two doubles, one RBI, two walks and one sacrifice bunt in the month of February … hit .200 (7-for-35) with two runs scored, one double, one RBI, one walk and three sacrifice bunts in the month of March … batted .160 (4-for-25) with six runs scored, three RBI, one walk, one hit by pitch, one sacrifice fly and two sacrifice bunts in the month of April … hit .172 (5-for-29) with two runs scored, one RBI and one walk in the month of May … batted .216 (8-for-37) with six runs scored, three RBI, one walk, one hit by pitch, one sacrifice fly and one sacrifice bunt in home games … hit .125 (4-for-32) with two runs scored, one double, two RBI, two walks and two sacrifice bunts in road games … batted .208 (10-for-48) with nine runs scored, two doubles, four RBI, three walks, one hit by pitch and one sacrifice fly in Irish victories … hit .242 (16-for-66) with six runs scored, two doubles, two RBI, three walks and three sacrifice bunts in day games … batted .132 (5-for-38) with six runs scored, one double, four RBI, two walks, one hit by pitch, one sacrifice fly and three sacrifice bunts in night games … hit .204 (20-for-98) with 12 runs scored, three doubles, six RBI, five walks, one hit by pitch, one sacrifice fly and six sacrifice bunts in games started … batted .167 (1-for-6) in games off the bench … hit .200 (6-for-30) against left-handed pitching … batted .203 (15-for-74) against right-handed pitching … hit .200 (9-for-45) with runners on base … batted .203 (12-for-59) with the bases empty … hit .000 (0-for-2) as a pinch hitter … batted .179 (5-for-28) with runners in scoring position … successful on two of two RBI opportunities with a runner on third base and less than two outs … advanced 24 base runners on 55 attempts, good for a percentage of .436 … totaled two RBI and batted .222 (8-for-36) with two outs … registered four multi-hit games against Ohio State on Feb. 27, Pacific on Mar. 14, St. John[apos]s on Apr. 30 and Villanova on May 16 … Notre Dame went 14-17 when Sherry started, including 12-16 at third base and 2-1 at second base … the Irish went 14-17 when Sherry batted ninth … collected RBI against Mississippi Valley State on Feb. 20, USF on Mar. 27, Michigan on Apr. 21, Cincinnati on Apr. 24, St. John[apos]s on Apr. 30 and Villanova on May 16 … scored multiple runs versus Toledo on Apr. 27 and St. John[apos]s on Apr. 30.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009): Appeared in 56 games and started 56 for the Irish, primarily at third base (30 starts) and second base (25 starts) … also made one start as shortstop … batted .273 (48-for-176) with no home runs and 18 RBI … added 37 runs scored, six doubles, 29 walks, two sacrifice flies, five sacrifice bunts and no stolen bases (one attempt) … did ground into eight double plays in 176 at bats … recorded 54 total bases, posted a .307 slugging percentage and .384 on-base percentage … batted .276 (34-for-123) against right-handed pitching and .264 (14-for-53) against left-handed pitching … batted .271 (23-for-85) with runners on base … hit .268 (15-for-56) with runners in scoring position … batted .267 (16-for-60) with two outs … totaled five two-out RBI … ranked among the top five on the squad in fielding assists (second), fielding double plays (third), games played (third), games started (third), walks (third), fielding chances (third), sacrifice bunts (fourth), runs scored (fourth), plate appearances (fourth), on-base percentage (fifth) and at bats (fifth) … registered 11 multi-hit games, including six three-hit games (Feb. 28 vs. Dayton; March 8 vs. Washington State; March 24 vs. Central Michigan; March 28-29 at Pittsburgh; April 26 at Louisville) … recorded three multi-RBI games, including one three-RBI games (March 24 vs. Central Michigan) … Notre Dame went 33-23 when Sherry started, including 18-12 when he started at third base, 15-10 when he started at second base and 0-1 when he started at shortstop … hit .225 (18-for-80) with seven RBI in 25 BIG EAST games (25 starts) … added 12 runs scored, three doubles, 11 walks, one sacrifice fly, three sacrifice bunts and no stolen bases (one attempt) … recorded 21 total bases, posted a .263 slugging percentage and .330 on-base percentage … batted .304 (7-for-23) against left-handed pitching … ranked among the top five on the squad in fielding assists (second), fielding double plays (third), fielding chances (fourth), games played (fifth), games started (fifth), plate appearances (fifth) and at bats (fifth) … opened with at least one hit in five of the first six games for the Irish, including a three-hit game against Dayton on Feb. 28 (went 3-for-4 with a walk, double, RBI and three runs scored) … registered a five-game hitting streak from March 8-March 14 … streak opened with a three-hit game against NCAA tournament participant Washington State (went 3-for-4 with a double and run scored) … recorded back-to-back multi-hit games against Ball State on March 17 (went 2-for-4 with two runs scored) and Valparaiso on March 18 (went 2-for-4 with an RBI and run scored) … posted a season-high six-game hitting streak from March 24-April 1, including a trio of three-hit games … went 3-for-5 with a run scored and three RBI against Central Michigan on March 24 … back-to-back three-hit outings at Pittsburgh on March 28-29 … batted .500 (7-for-14) with an RBI, two doubles and five runs scored in the series with the Panthers … streak ended following a 2-for-4 effort with a run scored and double against Toldeo on April 1 … collected three hits and scored three runs at Louisville on April 26 … struggled over Notre Dame[apos]s final 18 games of the season … batted just .111 (6-for-54) with five RBI and nine runs scored over the span … started all three games at third base for the Blue squad in the 2008 Blue-Gold World series … batted .250 (2-for-8) with a triple, RBI and three runs scored … did not commit an error in nine fielding chances and registered seven assists in the series.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2008): Started two games in the 2007 Blue-Gold World Series … batted .200 (1-for-5) with a walk … saw action in 47 games, including 42 starts during the spring season … 41 starts came at third base (other start came at second base) … hit ninth in the order in 41 of his 42 starts (hit in eighth spot in other start) … batted .315 with two home runs and 14 RBI … added 27 runs scored, nine doubles, 17 walks, eight sacrifice bunts and one stolen base … committed eight errors and registered a .931 fielding percentage … ranked fourth on the squad in batting, fifth in slugging percentage, fourth in on-base percentage, third in sacrifice bunts and third in defensive assists … recorded 12 multi-hit games, including seven with two hits, four with three and one with four … registered a pair of multi-RBI games … recorded a personal best six-game hitting streak from Apr. 8 through April 15 … hit .299 with a home run and 10 RBI in BIG EAST action … did not see any action in the first two games of the season, but came off the bench with a pinch-hit single in his first career at-bat against Albany on Feb. 24 (came around to score) … picked up his first career start on Mach 6 against Lehigh and went 2-for-4 with a double … added another multi-hit game the following day against Texas A&M Corpus Christi with a pair of singles and drew a walk … belted his first career home run, a solo shot, in the victory over South Alabama on March 8 (went 1-for-4 with two runs scored) … registered a then-career-high three hits and three runs scored in the rout of Buffalo on March 14 (went 3-for-3 with a walk) … exploded, as did most of the Irish lineup, in the 25-1 rout of Georgetown on March 20 … went 4-for-6 with a double, two RBI and five runs scored … the five runs scored were tied for the most by any Notre Dame player in 2008 … after going hitless in his next four games following the four-hit affair, proceeded to record hits in 11 of his next 14 games (March 20 through April 19) which included the career-best six-game hitting streak … hit .354 over the stretch (17-for-48) with four doubles, six RBI and seven runs scored … went 3-for-3 with a run scored against St. John[apos]s on April 26 … struggled over the following seven games … batted .086 (2-for-23) with a run scored, home run and two RBI … batting average slipped below .300 just twice the entire season (May 9 and 10) … finished the season on a positive note … picked up hits in five of his last seven games, including a pair of multi-hit affairs … hit .470 (8-for-17) over the stretch with two RBI, three doubles and seven runs scored … went 2-for-4 with a double, RBI and run scored against Western Michigan on May 12 … went 3-for-4 with a double and three runs scored at USF on May 17 … hit .250 (1-for-4) with a RBI, two runs scored and three walks over two starts at the 2008 BIG EAST Tournament … went 1-for-3 with a run scored and RBI against West Virginia on May 21.
PREP & PERSONAL: Hit .425 as a senior at Delbarton High School (10 doubles, 21 stolen bases) while earning second team all-state, all-county, first team all-conference and team MVP honors for team that went 21-4 and won conference title (county finalist) … served as `07 team captain … played in 2007 state all-star game … did not play `07 summer baseball, due to shoulder injury … named an alternate to 2006 USA Baseball Junior National Team … ranked #35 at `06 Perfect Game National Top-200 event … one of 32 selected for Cape Cod High School Classic … named to USA Baseball Tournament of Stars … invited to AFLAC Camp … rated #5 position player (#17 overall) at PG Northeast Top Prospects … played for Team New Jersey at Perfect Game Top Prospects Tournament … earned all-conference, all-area and all-county as a sophomore (catcher) and junior (shortstop) at DHS … helped team win `05 and `06 conference titles and reach state semifinals in his junior season (`05) … homered in his first varsity at-bat (`05) … played summer ball with South Florida Bandits … was rated by Perfect Game as #200 overall prospect for 2007 MLB draft but was not selected, due to his strong commitment to play for Notre Dame … member of National Honor Society and a highest honors student, also earning Leadership Award and serving as middle-school mentor … his sister, Katelyn, was an All-America sabre fencer at the University of Pennsylvania … born Oct. 6, 1988, in Morristown, N.J. … son of Greg and Mary Sherry … full name is Gregory John Sherry … enrolled in Mendoza College of Business as a finance major.
Sherry[apos]s Career Statistics
200847/4214327 4590214 174231/81-3 .400.420.315
200956/5617637 4860018 294252/50-1 .384.307.273201041/3110412 213006 51221/60-0 .243.231.202Totals144/12942376114180238519704/191-4.357.326.270
Sherry in the BIG EAST Conference
200826/248716 2640110 104131/51-2 .392.379.299
200925/258012 183007 112111/30-1 .330.263.225201019/15486 101004 20100/00-0 .240.229.208Totals70/64215345480121236342/81-3.337.302.251