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Recruit Reaction | Notre Dame Baseball Moves to No. 1 in the Country

March 14, 2022

Notre Dame baseball flashed its potential last year by taking eventual national champion Mississippi State to three games in Starkville. 

Link Jarrett’s squad has picked up right where they left off as Notre Dame sits 11-1 and 2-0 in the ACC after the first weekend of conference play. 

It’s an impressive start for the Midwest program as the Irish have yet to play a home game, didn’t practice outside once prior to the season starting and have to deal with travel hurdles. 

Recruiting has seen an uptick as you’d expect and the future of the Fighting Irish had much to say after Baseball America and Perfect Game ranked Notre Dame No. 1 in the country on Monday morning. 

“At Notre Dame, the expectation for greatness is second to none, and it’s showing on the field,” stated 2023 catcher commit Troy Reader, who will return next week for a visit. 

2022 infielder signee Estevan Moreno echoed Reader’s thoughts. 

“I would say that you expect nothing less from a program like Notre Dame,” Moreno said. “The amount of work the players and coaches put in is why they are No. 1, which makes me excited to get on campus.”

2023 commit Chase Krewson was pleased with the ranking, but he also knows Notre Dame entered the weekend ranked No. 1 in ERA and fielding percentage. 

“It’s great to see the team on top,” stated Krewson. “They deserve it with the way they’ve played throughout the start of the season. They have consistently dominated on both sides of the field with the best coaching staff in America.” 

Prize 2022 signee Owen Murphy has kept a close eye on the program this season as he prepares for his senior year. 

“What Coach Jarrett, (Chuck) Ristano, and  (Rich) Wallace are doing is amazing,” explained Murphy. “Watching the veterans like (Zack) Prajzner and (John) Michael Bertrand do their thing is so cool. Love watching them and they deserve that spot.” 

Notre Dame baseball was on 2023 commit Drayk Bowen long before football programs started recruiting him. Bowen is pleased with the success of Jarrett’s club and knows the expectation has been raised for his time in South Bend. 

“I think it’s awesome for the program and what they’re doing,” said Bowen. “Coach Jarrett and the staff have boosted the program to where it’s at and brought a new wave of Notre Dame baseball.

“They are setting the bar high and will keep setting it.” 

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