"He does his job well, doesn't complain and gets overlooked because he does his job so well and doesn't complain."
Aaron Heilman (1-1) pitched a complete-game shutout against Florida. He allowed one hit, walked three and struck out seven.
Splitting time between Double-A Binghamton and Triple-A Norfolk last season, the hard-throwing Heilman struck out 132 batters in 146 innings and walked 44.
Aaron Heilman is working with pitching coach Vern Ruhle to bring some consistency to his game. (Lenny Ignelzi/AP
Notre Dame Statistics 1998-2000
Aaron Heilman in the Notre Dame Record Book
CAREER GAME-BY-GAME STATS AT NOTRE DAME
|2001 Club (Class)||W||L||ERA||G||GS||CG||SV||IP||H||BB||SO|
|St. Lucie (A)||0||1||2.35||7||7||0||0||38||26||13||39|
Notre Dame Information :
WITH USA BASEBALL: ... had unique experience of touring with Team USA during 39-game schedule through 14 cities in 10 states-plus a five-games series in Japan ... one of the top starters-and a part-time closer-on 11-member staff ... his 14 appearances included team-best seven starts, with a 4-2 record and two saves ... his 3.84 ERA ranked third among pitchers with 25-plus IP ... second on team with 37 Ks (in 40 IP), plus 12 walks and 41 hits allowed ... allowed a .270 opponent batting average, with one wild pitch ... helped USA post 3.84 team ERA ... saved first USA win (3-1 vs. Mexico), striking out the two batters he faced ... picked up 9-0 win over Mexico (5 shutout IP) ... tossed three no-hit innings to save 7-1 win over Korea in Albuquerque, N.M. (H, BB, 4 K, 5 GOs) ... posted 2.1 shutout IP in 8-3 win over Nicaragua in Boise, Idaho ... picked up 5-3 win over Nicaragua in Portland, Ore., recording four of final five outs (H, 2 K) ... logged 6.2 IP to beat Mexico, 15-5, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (5 R, 8 H, 2 BB, 8 K, 6 GO) ... also was invited to '98 Team USA tryouts.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Team MVP as a senior at Logansport High School ... helped team win two regional titles ... all-conference and all-state as a senior ... named Gatorade state player of the year as a senior (11-1, 1.06 ERA, 105 K, 34 H, 79 IP) ... listed as top pitching prospect in the state of Indiana by Baseball America ... compiled 34-8 combined record with Logansport and Walton Post 418 American Legion ... tossed perfect game as a freshman before 17-K performance in '96 American Legion regional ... 10-3 as a junior (2 SV, 0.98 ERA, 81 IP, 87 K, 17 BB) ... member of National Honor Society ... served as yearbook photography editor ... father Joe Heilman ran track and field at Indiana University ... sister Michelle played softball at Saint Joseph's College ... born Nov. 12, 1978, in Logansport, Ind. ... son of Joseph and Deborah Heilman ... full name is Aaron Michael Heilman ... a management information systems major in the College of Business.