UND Roster

2020-21 Baseball Roster

#11 Tommy Vail

LHP


Height 6-0
Weight 195
B/T R/L
Class Junior
Hometown Seattle, WA
High School Bishop Blanchet

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2020 NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List
  • 2019 ACC Pitcher of the Week (April 22)

JUNIOR SEASON (2020)*

  • Made seven appearances out of the bullpen during the abbreviated season.
  • Finished the season with a 3-0 record and 2.08 ERA through 17.1 innings pitched with 24 strikeouts, just three walks and a .086 opponent batting average.
  • Vail finished second in the NCAA in WHIP with 0.46.
  • Ranked second in the ACC in hits allowed (5) and opponent batting average (.086).
  • Six of his seven appearances were at least 1.0 innings or more.
  • Tossed a career high 5.1 innings pitched and nine strikeouts to pick up the win in the 9-2 victory over Toledo.
  • Also tossed 5.0 innings pitched and recorded eight strikeouts to earn the win in the 8-5 victory over North Carolina.
  • Picked up his third win of the year after 1.1 innings of relief in the 9-8 win over Radford.

*Season suspended after 13 games due to COVID-19

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2019)

  • Made 25 appearances and two starts during his sophomore campaign.
  • Led the Irish relievers with 44 innings pitched, 61 strikeouts and six saves while tying for the team lead with a .157 opposing batting average.
  • Named ACC Pitcher of the Week after going 1-0 with one save against Northwestern and Pitt.
  • He tossed 7.2 innings, allowed just one hit and struck out 11 over three appearances.
  • Set a career high with five innings pitched in the home win over Northwestern (4/16).
  • Had two three inning plus saves on the road against Charleston Southern (3/2) and No. 29 Georgia Tech (3/29).
  • Set a career high twice with seven strikeouts against No. 29 Georgia Tech (3/29) and Canisius (5/11-2).
  • Had nine appearances with four or more strikeouts and 13 multi-inning appearances.
  • Played summer ball with the Harwich Mariners in the Cape Cod League.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2018)

  • Made 27 appearances on the year.
  • Led all Irish pitchers in ERA (3.90) and opponent batting average against (.231).
  • Earned 3 wins (3-2) record overall, tied for the second-most on the team.
  • Made his first career start against Boston College, working 3.0 innings and striking out six.
  • Earned his first career win when the Irish walked off versus Purdue.

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Earned three varsity letters in baseball and three in golf from Bishop Blanchet
  • Named Second Team All-Metro Outfielder and Pitcher in 2016-17
  • Named a Rawlings Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American and All-West Region First Team in 2017 as a member of the Seattle Select Showcase
  • Rated as the top left-handed pitcher and No. 2 overall prospect in the state of Washington by Perfect Game

PERSONAL

  • Born in Seattle, Wash.
  • Son of Lendy and Tom Vail
  • Has two siblings, Michael and Eleanor
  • Uncles Fritz and Michael Duda attended Notre Dame
  • Enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business