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18 Nate Irving
Nate  Irving

Yonkers, N.Y.

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6-0 / 230




Virginia Falls 3-2 to Vanderbilt in the CWS Finals

Cavaliers are the national runners-up for the first time in program history


Virginia Falls to Vanderbilt in First Game of CWS Finals, 9-8

Cavaliers nearly rally from seven-run deficit but fall run short


Virginia Downs TCU 3-2 in One of Longest Games in CWS History

Daniel Pinero hits sac fly in the bottom of the 15th to give UVa a 3-2 victory


Virginia Walks Off with 2-1 CWS Win over Ole Miss

Mike Papi's double in the bottom of the ninth sends UVa into the winners' bracket


Mayberry and Irving Selected Saturday in MLB Draft

Mayberry goes to Tigers, while Irving picked by Diamondbacks


Virginia vs. Vanderbilt- College World Series Game 3

Virginia vs. Vanderbilt- College World Series Game 3


Virginia Baseball: 2014 Season in Photos

Relive all of the excitement by browsing some of the best images from the run to the College World Series.


Virginia vs. TCU Baseball -- 6/17/14

Gallery of shots from UVa's 15-inning victory over TCU in the CWS


Baseball vs. East Carolina (By Kelsey Grant)

Baseball vs. East Carolina 2/23/14


Baseball vs. Florida State (by Matt Riley)

Baseball vs. Florida State (by Matt Riley)

• Tied for seventh in UVa history with 27 HBP

• Selected by Arizona Diamondbacks in 34th round (1,020 overall) in 2014 MLB Draft
• Third-Team All-ACC honoree at catcher
• Named to College World Series All-Tournament Team (was 4-for-13 in three games in CWS)
• Played in 53 games, making 48 starts (46 starts at catcher, two at DH)
• Named to initial watch list for Johnny Bench Award
• Third on team with 12 sacrifice bunts
• Was 3-for-7 in Florida State series
• Hit go-ahead RBI single in seventh inning of Game 1 of Virginia Tech series (3/28)
• Was 3-for-4 in series opener against Boston College (3/14)
• Hit first career HR, a three-run blast, in win over Monmouth (3/1)
• Was 3-for-4 with three runs, two RBI in win at William & Mary (2/19)

• Started and played in 56 games at catcher; caught 88 percent of UVa's innings (488 2/3 of 556 2/3)
• Earned invitation to try out for 2013 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team following season
• Named to NCAA Charlottesville Regional All-Tournament Team
• Earned spot on All-ACC Academic Baseball Team for second straight year
• Named to initial watch list for Johnny Bench Award
• Recorded team-high 12 sacrifice bunts (fourth in ACC)
• Ended season on seven-game hit streak, including all five games of NCAA tournament
• Was strong defensively with just one error and four passed balls (.998 fielding percentage)
• Reached base safely in 22 of 34 plate appearances in three-series stretch against NC State, Miami and Wake Forest
• Was 6-for-18 with team-best five RBI in NCAA tournament
• Was 3-for-9 with pair of doubles at ACC tournament
• Was 6-for-12 and scored four runs in UNC series
• Went 4-for-11 with five RBI in Duke series; hit walk-off single to cap three-run ninth-inning rally in Game 1
• Went 3-for-8, reached base in 7-of-12 plate appearances in Miami series
• Went 4-for-7 with two doubles, reached base in 7-of-11 plate appearances in NC State series

• Started 49 games at catcher (played in 53 games total); started UVa's last 18 games behind plate
• Was first primary starting freshman catcher in Brian O'Connor's tenure at UVa
• Named to Charlottesville Regional All-Tournament Team
• Had walk-off hits against Virginia Tech (3/11) and Radford (4/24)
• Racked up strong .415 on base percentage (23 BB, 15 HBP), which ranked 15th in ACC
• Ranked sixth in ACC in HBP
• Third on team and in ACC with 15 sacrifice bunts
• Finished fifth on team in batting (.279), runs (33) and RBI (35)
• Had big series against Virginia Tech, going 6-for-12 with four RBI; had three run-scoring singles in finale vs. VT, including walk-off single (3/11)
• After falling into 0-2 hole, he battled back to draw bases-loaded walk to give Virginia a key insurance run in Sunday victory over Clemson (3/25)
• Drove in ninth-inning run on perfectly executed suicide squeeze against NC State; 2-for-4 on the day (3/31)
• Hit bases-clearing triple in eighth inning for three of his four RBI (career-high) against Wake Forest (4/9)
• Drove in three RBI off double and squeeze bunt against Richmond (4/17)
• Was 2-for-6 with two runs in Duke series (4/20-21)
• Racked up career-high four hits, including walk-off single in 11th, in win over Radford (4/24)
• Picked up three hits, scored three times in win over High Point (5/9)
• Went 3-for-10 in Maryland series, with all three knocks coming in Game 3 (5/19)
• Was 1-for-7 with three walks in ACC tournament (5/24-26)
• Went 3-for-9 with five runs scored in NCAA Regional (6/1-3); reached base safely in 6-of-12 plate appearances

• Five-time First Team All-Conference
• All-City Selection by New York Post and New York Daily News
• Gatorade State Players of the Year Finalist
• Named All-State by
• Power Showcase All-American
• Named All-Northeast First Team by Perfect Game
• Earned spot in East Coast Professional Showcase and Area Code Games
• Hit .520 with .606 on base percentage, 14 BB, 10 stolen bases, 15 RBI, 30 runs, nine doubles, two triples and three home runs
• Won Frank Bertino Award for Honorable Leadership, Character and Work Ethic

• Full name is Nathaniel Benjamin Irving
• Parents are Jonathan and Rheva Irving



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