After a breakout junior season, Notre Dame rising senior Alec Bouchard pledged his commitment to play college baseball for Wofford College on Monday.
Bouchard was dominant this past spring as he struck out 10 or more batters in nine straight starts, helping the Fighting Irish to a 23-14-1 overall mark.
The 6-foot-1, 170-pound right-hander tossed a no-hitter against Boyd Buchanan on April 27,when his fastball reached 91 miles per hour. Bouchard finished the season with an area leading 120 strikeouts over 65 innings in which he only allowed 30 hits and 17 walks to go with a 1.07 earned run average.
With Bouchard's lively fastball, he was able to hold his own against stellar competition. He punched out 13 in a 1-0 home loss to Silverdale Baptist, an eventual state tournament Final Four team, on April 4. His impressive season came after posting a 4.03 ERA and striking out 48 batters over 40 innings as a sophomore in 2021.
Wofford has produced a 164-88 overall record over the past five seasons, including a stellar 42-16-1 mark this spring.
"I am very excited to further my academic and athletic career at Wofford College," Bouchard said in a tweet on Monday. "I would like to thank my parents, teammates and coaches."
Bouchard struck out a season-high 15 batters in his final start against a 28-win Clarksville Academy team.