Donald “Trey” Hearne was born in Lufkin on August 19, 1983. Hearne excelled in baseball at Lufkin High School, earning a scholarship at Angelina Junior College. After two seasons at Angelina, Hearne arrived on the campus of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi in the Fall of 2003.
As a junior, Hearne posted an 8-5 record, logging 85 strikeouts in 89.2 innings with 5 complete games. During his senior season he posted an 8-1 record with a 2.00 ERA, 116 strikeouts in 108 innings. To date, Hearne’s 2005 ERA total and strikeout total are still single-season records and his 201 career strikeouts are second all-time. Over two seasons, Hearne had a career record of 16-6, an ERA of 3.64, and 201 strikeouts in a total of 197.2 innings. Hearne was named the Independent Pitcher of the Year as a senior in 2005 and was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America First Team.
Hearne was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 28th round of the 2005 First-Year Player Draft and would pitch professionally for six seasons. During his career with the Cardinals organization, he pitched in every level of their farm system. He was on the mound in a total of 146 games starting in 78 and finished his career with a record of 44-25.
In 2006, with the Single A Quad Cities in the Midwest League, he finished with a 12-3 record and an ERA of 2.25. In 2009, with Double A Springfield of the Texas League, he finished with a 12-3 record and a 2.82 ERA, garnering Texas League Pitcher of the Year recognition. Hearne went on to pitch in Triple A for the Memphis Redbirds of the Pacific Coast League in both 2009 and 2010. Over two seasons he appeared in 11 games making five starts with a 2-1 record for the Redbirds. Due to injuries, Hearne retired after the 2010 season.
Today, Hearne and his wife Kylie reside in Tyler, Texas, where he works in the Oil & Gas Industry.