In his first four years at Notre Dame, Herman Petzold totaled three hits in 10 at-bats and played in a total of 11 games with no starts. In his first three games of 2011, the fifth-year senior went 5-for-12 (.417) at the plate with two doubles, and a team-high five RBIs, while starting three games in the Irish outfield.
Petzold almost didn’t make it back to Notre Dame for his fifth and final year of college eligibility after Mik Aoki took over when Dave Schrage was fired, but his start to the new season helped his team to a 2-1 record at the Big East/Big Ten Challenge.
In this interview with Collegebaseball360.com Editor Sean Stires, Petzold discusses his road back, his new coach, new position on the field, and new outlook.
5’10 – 175 – Sr. – Saint Claire Shore, MI
Head Coach: Mik Aoki