Hunter Greene drafted #2 by the Cincinatti Reds



Just-graduated NDHS star baseball player Hunter Greene was drafted June 12 in the first round of the Major League Baseball amateur draft as the 2nd overall pick by the Cincinatti Reds. Congratulations to Hunter and his family and the NDHS baseball program!! Look out Giancarlo Stanton '07, another Knight is on his way!! Hunter is the highest selection in the MLB draft since Tim Foley '68 was the first overall pick in 1968 by the Montreal Expos.

Congratulations are also in order to NDHS Alumni Eddie Muhl '13, for being drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates, as well as Alumni JJ Muno '13 who was selected by the Chicago White Sox.  This was an exciting MLB draft for the Notre Dame community, and we wish our new MLB players well as they begin their professional careers!



Notre Dame Head Baseball Coach Tom Dill with Hunter shortly after the announcement at Major League Baseball Draft Headquarters in New York.

Eddie Muhl '13 drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates

JJ Muno '13 drafted by the Chicago White Sox


Hall of Famer, Pat Gillick '54, comes back to visit Notre Dame 

 

Pat Gillick, class of 1954, standing next to his poster on the left field wall of the Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Mr. Gillick is in the Baseball Hall of Fame and has won 3 World Series Championships as a General Manager in the Major Leagues. He was spotted Friday night (February 3rd) watching Notre Dame prospect, Hunter Greene.  It was a wonderful experience for the players to meet and talk to the baseball legend.

 

Notre Dame Baseball 2016-17

The Notre Dame Baseball program is excited about the 2016 baseball season. The players and coaches can’t wait for all of the cheering fans, alumni and friends to fill Marine Corps Memorial Stadium once again!

The Knights have been committed since the beginning of the 2016-17 school year. They have been training in the weight room three days per week, getting in shape for fall and winter ball. The Knights will be participating in Thanksgiving, Christmas and MLK Tournaments, and they have a full winter schedule. If desire and work ethic are good barometers of how the season will turn out, the Knights should have a great year.

2016 SoCal Invitational Tournament Winners

ND beat Cleveland on Wednesday, March 9, to win the SoCal Invitational Tournament by a score of 8-0. Notre Dame pitchers Hunter Greene and Isaac Amador only allowed one hit. The Knights were led by Greene on offense, as well as on the mound. Greene went 3 for 4 with one double and two RBIs. The Knights are now 5-0 and play Village Christian on Wednesday, March 16, in a double-header at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.


Tradition

Notre Dame has a rich tradition with over 60 years of success. In the last 25 years, Head Coach Tom Dill has led the Knights to 21 Mission League titles and has had 52 players make the All-CIF list. During Dill's tenure, Notre Dame has gone to the CIF Playoffs 15 times (two championship appearances, four semi-final appearances). Collecting eight 20-win seasons, the Knights have claimed five tournament titles and four league titles while earning three national top-10 ranks and three state top-10 ranks.

In the classroom, over 400 baseball players have maintained a collective GPA over 3.2. No player has ever been academically ineligible. 

Alumni

Many Notre Dame alumni have found success on the professional level. Over the last 25 years, 40 professional baseball players have developed while playing for Dill. Some notable alumni in Minor/Major League Baseball include:

  • Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins (active, 3-time All-Star, NL home run leader)
  • Chris Dickerson, Free Agent (active)
  • Brendan Ryan, Detroit Tigers (active)
  • Brett Hayes, Texas Rangers (active)
  • Kelly Dugan, Under Arizona Diamondbacks (active) 
  • David Armendariz, Lake County Captains under Cleveland Indians (active)
  • Josh Goossen-Brown, AZ League White Sox under Chicago White Sox
  • Tim Foli (first round draft-pick 1969, World Series Champ)
  • Greg Goossen (Multiple teams)
  • Jack McDowell (1993 Cy Young Award winner)
  • Jorge Piedra, Colorado Rockies
  • Tom Gamboa, Coach (Multiple Teams)
  • Bobby Hughes Milwaukee Brewers
  • Pat Gillick, 2-time World Series GM (MLB Hall of Fame)

Under Dill, there have been 70 students who have played college baseball, including 41 Division I athletes. Some of these include:

Marine Corps Memorial Stadium

Marine Corps Memorial Stadium is touted as one of the best baseball stadiums in the country. Its features include:

  • College-type dugouts with adjoining locker rooms and coaches' rooms
  • Mission style stadium structure with arched openings and Spanish tile roof
  • Press Box with state of the art sound system and cameras
  • Multiple cameras with live game feed capability
  • Separate video review room for players/coaches
  • Stadium lights for practices and night games
  • Backstop netting identical to Dodger Stadium 
  • Field turf similar to many Division I college programs
  • Hitter’s Eye

The stadium was opened in February 2014. For more details on the construction and to see photos/video of the opening, click here.


Join the ND baseball family

There are several ways to become a part of the Notre Dame baseball family, including:

  • Attend the ND Open House on Nov. 15, 2015 (10 a.m.-1 p.m.) 
  • Must take the entrance exam on January 23, 2016 (8 a.m.) 
  • Receive good grades and recommendations during 8th grade
  • Come and see ND play during the 2016 season (view schedule here)
  • Come and see the Opening Day/Alumni Game on February 20, 2016 (view photos/video here)
  • Visit the ND website for schedules and information: http://www.ndhs.org/s/1012/start.aspx
  • Sign-up for the ND Baseball Camp with varsity coaches in May 2016

Please contact Head Coach Tom Dill with questions at (818) 933-3624 or email him at dill@ndhs.org.

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