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18 Nate Irving
Nate  Irving

Hometown:
Yonkers, N.Y.

High School:
Riverdale

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 230

Position:
C

B/T:
R/R

06/26/2014

Virginia Falls 3-2 to Vanderbilt in the CWS Finals

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

06/24/2014

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

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

06/18/2014

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

06/16/2014

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

06/07/2014

Mayberry and Irving Selected Saturday in MLB Draft

Mayberry goes to Tigers, while Irving picked by Diamondbacks

06/25/2014

Virginia vs. Vanderbilt- College World Series Game 3

Virginia vs. Vanderbilt- College World Series Game 3

06/23/2014

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.

06/17/2014

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

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

02/23/2014

Baseball vs. East Carolina (By Kelsey Grant)

Baseball vs. East Carolina 2/23/14

04/20/2013

Baseball vs. Florida State (by Matt Riley)

Baseball vs. Florida State (by Matt Riley)

CAREER
• Tied for seventh in UVa history with 27 HBP

2014
• 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)

2013
• 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

2012
• 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

PREP
• 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 LoHud.com
• 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

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

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