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Notre Dame LHP Aidan Tyrell Earns All-ACC Honors

May 22, 2023
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Aidan Tyrell didn’t have to return to Notre Dame for his fifth season, but the consistent lefty chose to come back to South Bend and had a career year for the Irish. 

The 6-foot, 165-pounder was honored on Monday as he was named All-ACC Second Team for his efforts in 2023. 

Tyrell finished the regular season with a record of 8-2 in 15 appearances (five starts), a 2.74 ERA to go along with 57 strikeouts and one save in 65.2 innings this spring. 

The 2.74 ERA was fourth-best in the ACC this season as it only trailed Wake Forest’s trio of Rhett Lowder (1.73), Josh Hartle (2.32) and Sean Sullivan (2.56). 

Tyrell started the year coming out of the pen, but became a starter over the last month of the season following Jack Findlay’s injury. In April, Tyrell struck out eight Virginia batters in his game one start and set the tone for the Irish to sweep a top 10 opponent at the time.

Tyrell’s best performance maybe been in the 17-4 win at Georgia Tech where he struck out five batters in 4.0 innings and allowed just two hits. The Illinois native also struck out seven and gave up just one run against Akron earlier this month. 

The 2023 Notre Dame captain has tallied a career record of 18-6 with a 3.36 ERA and 147 strikeouts in 187.2 innings pitched. 

Notre Dame shortstop Zack Prajzner was left off all three All-ACC teams following his best season in an Irish uniform. 

Prajzner batted .300 with 43 runs scored, 60 hits, 14 doubles, one triple, seven home runs and 31 RBI, while also recording a fielding percentage of 0.971, the best of his five-year career at Notre Dame. The California native also started and played in all 52 regular season games this season. 

The snub was a little surprising as Prajzner not only had a fine season, but was Notre Dame’s most consistent and clutch player all year. 

“I’m proud he’s allowing himself to play,” said Shawn Stiffler earlier this month. “He’s such a fiery competitor. Early on when I met him, I felt he could get in his own way. He’s really hard on himself. I’m really proud of him. He’s let himself really relax and let himself play. I have so much respect for him.” 

2023 ACC Baseball Awards & All-Conference Teams
Player of the Year
– Kyle Teel, Virginia, Jr., C
Pitcher of the Year – Rhett Lowder, Wake Forest, Jr., RHP
Freshman of the Year – Cam Cannarella, Clemson, Fr., OF
Defensive Player of the Year – Vance Honeycutt, North Carolina, So., OF
Coach of the Year – Tom Walter, Wake Forest

All-ACC First Team
Billy Amick, Clemson, So., DH/UT
Cam Cannarella, Clemson, Fr., OF
Alex Mooney, Duke, So., SS
Stephen Reid, Georgia Tech, Jr., OF
Yohandy Morales, Miami, Jr., 3B
Andrew Walters, Miami, So., RP
Jake Gelof, Virginia, Jr., 3B
Ethan O’Donnell, Virginia, Jr., OF
Griff O’Ferrall, Virginia, So., SS
Kyle Teel, Virginia, Jr., C
Jack Hurley, Virginia Tech, Jr., OF
Josh Hartle, Wake Forest, So., SP
Justin Johnson, Wake Forest, Jr., 2B
Nick Kurtz, Wake Forest, So., 1B
Rhett Lowder, Wake Forest, Jr., SP
Sean Sullivan, Wake Forest, So., SP

All-ACC Second Team
Chris Flynn, Boston College, Gr., SP
Caden Grice, Clemson, Jr., SP
James Tallon, Duke, Fr., RP
Jack DeLeo, Georgia Tech, Jr., OF
Angelo Dispigna, Georgia Tech, Sr., OF
Jackson Finley, Georgia Tech, So., DH/UT
Carson Liggett, Louisville, So., SP
CJ Kayfus, Miami, Jr., 1B
Dominic Pitelli, Miami, Jr., SS
Gage Ziehl, Miami, So., SP
Mac Horvath, North Carolina Jr., OF
Jackson Van De Brake, North Carolina, Jr., 2B
Jacob Cozart, NC State, So., C
Aidan Tyrell, Notre Dame, Gr., SP
Tommy Hawke, Wake Forest, So., OF
Brock Wilken, Wake Forest, Jr., 3B

All-ACC Third Team
Travis Honeyman, Boston College, Jr., OF
Joe Vetrano, Boston College, Jr., 1B
Cooper Ingle, Clemson, Jr., C
Jackson Baumeister, Florida State, So., SP
Kristian Campbell, Georgia Tech, Fr., 2B
Christian Knapczyk, Louisville, Jr., SS
Blake Cyr, Miami, Fr., 2B
Zach Levenson, Miami, Jr., OF
Vance Honeycutt, North Carolina, So., OF
LuJames Groover III, NC State, Jr., 3B
Kyle Hess, Pitt, Gr., OF
Ethan Anderson, Virginia, So., 1B
Connelly Early, Virginia, Jr., SP
Brian Edgington, Virginia, Gr., SP
Carson DeMartini, Virginia Tech, So., DH/UT
Seth Keener, Wake Forest, Jr., RP
Camden Minacci, Wake Forest, Jr., RP
*17 players on the third team due to a tie in the voting

All-ACC Freshman Team
Cam Cannarella, Clemson, OF
Andrew Fischer, Duke, INF
James Tallon, Duke, RP
Cam Smith, Florida State, 3B
Kristian Campbell, Georgia Tech, 2B
Blake Cyr, Miami, 2B
Casey Cook, North Carolina, OF
Dominic Fritton, NC State, SP
Cannon Peebles, NC State, C
Eli Serrano III, NC State, 1B
Brody Donay, Virginia Tech, C
Garrett Michel, Virginia Tech, 1B

Notre Dame will open the ACC Championship on Wednesday morning at 11:00 AM ET against Pitt and the Irish will then meet Wake Forest on Friday night at 7:00 PM ET. Both games will air on ACC Network. 

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