NOTRE DAME, Indiana — University of Notre Dame baseball student-athlete Tommy Sheehan was named ACC Pitcher of the Week, the conference announced Monday afternoon.
“Tommy is a diligent worker, he prepared himself very well entering the season,” said head coach Link Jarrett. “He was in command of what he was doing from pitch one. This includes pitch execution and application of the team concepts we have implemented. Well deserved award.”
Sheehan took the ball on opening day for the Irish and put together a masterful performance against the Blazers. The junior from Brielle, N.J. just allowed two baserunners through the first five innings before allowing the first hit of the ballgame in the sixth.
Sheehan tossed seven scoreless innings and recorded a career high nine strikeouts against the Blazers. Sheehan led the Irish in 2019 with 92.1 innings pitched and he had six outings of seven innings or more.
The Irish took the lead in the seventh after a Zack Prajzner RBI single scored Niko Kavadas. Tommy Vail and Joe Boyle relieved Sheehan to close out the first opening day win for the Irish since 2016.
Sheehan is the first Irish ACC Pitcher of the week since Vail earned the honor on April 26, 2019.
The Irish will head south once again next weekend to host the annual Alamo Irish Classic in San Antonio. The Irish will play four games in three days at Nelson Wolff Stadium, home of the Triple-A San Antonio Missions. The first game for the Irish will be on Thursday, February 20 against Incarnate Word with first pitch set for 7 p.m. ET.