Notre Dame baseball earns three All-American honors ahead of College World Series
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Three pitchers for the University of Notre Dame baseball team earned All-American honors on Wednesday, just ahead of the team’s appearance in the College World Series in Omaha.
Infielder and right-handed pitcher Jack Brannigan and a pair of left-handed pitchers in Jack Findlay and Jon Michael Bertrand were all honored.
Bertrand was named a second-team All-American by the National College Baseball Writers Association, and Findlay was awarded second-team honors by Perfect Game alongside Brannigan, who earned a third-team spot.
The honor marks Bertrand’s third, Findlay’s second and Brannigan’s first postseason awards of the year.
Brannigan has been a multitool for the Irish, picking up work on the mound while patrolling the field and starting at third base. The junior notched 53 starts with 11 bullpen appearances and one start on the mound. Brannigan led the team in RBI with 46, and finished second on the team in home runs with 12. On the pitching side, he also earned two wins and two saves with just over 14 innings of work.
Findlay, a freshman, is off to the races to start his collegiate career, leading the team with three saves and finishing in second with six wins. He also compiled 51 strikeouts and has started four of the six games that the Irish have played in the postseason so far.
Bertrand, a graduate student, finished the season with the third best earned-run-average, sixth most wins and seventh most strikeouts among qualified pitchers in the ACC. The Irish counted on Bertrand to deliver for lengthy periods of time, as he pitched six or more innings in 11 of his 14 starts.
The Fighting Irish will be in Omaha, Nebraska on Friday for game one of the College World Series against the University of Texas at 7 p.m.