#25 Ricky Palmer
AT NOTRE DAME: Veteran catcher who has served in bullpen role, after first earning a walk-on roster spot in the fall of 2010 … a hard worker and team-first leader … has played in nine career games without a start at Notre Dame (all in 2011) … batted .111 (1-for-9) with a double and run scored … added a walk and hit by pitch … helps play important role in the daily preparation of the Notre Dame pitching staff … spent the summer of 2012 with the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team.
JUNIOR SEASON (2012): Did not earn roster spot but served important role as bullpen catcher.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011): Played in nine games without a start … saw exclusive action as a late-inning pinch hitter … batted .111 (1-for-9) with a run scored, double, walk and hit by pitch … batted .143 (1-for-7) as a pinch hitter … smoked a double in first career Notre Dame at bat on Mar. 5 at Winthrop … added a run scored in the loss to the Eagles.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2010): Did not participate in baseball.
PREP & PERSONAL: Lettered three years in baseball for head coach Tim Lyons … versatile athlete also earned one letter in basketball … as a senior, named all-Chicago Catholic League and all-area … captured the Brother Rice H.S. Student-Athlete of the Year … served as team captain … honored with Coach Cliff Petrak Award – Best Defensive Performer… batted .398 with eight doubles, three home runs and 26 RBI … also registered a .520 on-base percentage and .571 slugging percentage … did not commit an error all season and threw out 13 of 23 base stealers … helped Brother Rice H.S. to a school-record 27 consecutive victories, a conference title and a school record 31-3 overall record … as a junior, helped Brother Rice H.S. to the Illinois High School Association state title game (runner-up) … batted .388 with four doubles and four home runs … owns a pair of single-game school records, including five hits and three doubles (vs. Marian in 2009) … member of the National Honor Society and Modern Language Society … named a Illinois State Scholar and National Merit Scholarship nominee … graduated fourth in his Brother Rice H.S. senior class … six-time superior honor roll and two-time high honor roll selection … runner-up for 2009 Crusader of the Year award … born February 28, 1991, in Orland Park, Ill. … son of Rick and Priscilla Palmer … has two sisters; Lauren and Jenna … full name is Richard Dale Palmer III … enrolled in Mendoza College of Business as a major in finance.
Palmer[apos]s Career Statistics
Palmer in the BIG EAST Conference