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31 Jake McCarthy
Jake  McCarthy

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Scranton, Pa.

High School:
Scranton

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 200

Position:
OF


05/24/2018

Dominant Pitching Helps Virginia End on High Note

Casey, Sousa combine for 12 strikeouts

05/19/2018

Wake Forest Outlasts Virginia in Regular Season Finale

Teams combine for 30 runs and 33 hits in slugfest

05/18/2018

Virginia Evens Series at Wake Forest

Cavaliers force rubber game in final ACC series of the year

05/17/2018

Virginia Falls to Wake Forest in Series Opener

Demon Deacons hit three home runs in victory

05/15/2018

Lynch Fans 13 in Series Clincher over GT

Junior lefty establishes new career-high

2017
• Played in all 59 games (41 LF, 15 CF, 3 RF)
• Competed with U.S. Collegiate National Team
• Tied for second on team with 80 hits
• Stole 27 bases (in 29 attempts) -- first in ACC and ninth-most nationally (third most in a season in program history)
• Ranked seventh nationally and first in ACC with seven triples (one off UVA single-season record)
• Recorded 25 multiple-hit games
• After batting in 9-hole for 19 games in middle of season, he moved back into 2-slot for final 16 games and batted .414 (24-58) in that time
• Was 4-for-13 in NCAA tournament and 2-for-9 in ACC tournament
• Earned ACC Player of the Week honors following final week of regular season (12-for-21, 6 XBH, 6 RBI in four games vs. Richmond and Georgia Tech)
• Recorded first career multi-homer game with pair of long balls at Georgia Tech (5/18)
• Hit go-ahead, two-run home run in fifth inning at Florida State (4/29); reached base four times and scored twice in the game
• Had five hits in Virginia Tech and Notre Dame series
• Stole second bases and scored seven runs in Rutgers series

2016
• Played in six games, making five starts
• Tore ligaments in big toe (right foot) on Feb. 27 against East Carolina and missed rest of season
• Had hits in four of his five starts
• Recorded two hits at Coastal Carolina (2/21) and followed it up with three-hit game against VMI (2/23)

SCRANTON HS
• Selected in 23rd round of 2015 MLB Draft by Pittsburgh Pirates
• Four-year letterwinner in baseball, football and basketball
• Three-time all-league selection and 2015 all-region honoree in baseball
• Three-time all-region and all-league pick in football; named First-Team All-State running back in 2014
• Named 2014-15 Times-Tribune Male Athlete of the Year
• Batted .442 his senior year with three home runs, 19 hits, 20 runs in 15 games
• Holds school record for rushing yards in school history (6,080), season (2,105) and game (351)
• Also holds school touchdown records for school history (80), season (30) and game (5)
• Lackawanna Football Conference Division I career record holder in rushing, scoring and touchdowns
• In injury-shortened senior season, he rushed for 1730 yards and 30 touchdowns in just eight games and was named Lackawanna Football Conference Division I Offensive Player of Year
• Won league and district team championships with football and basketball
• Coached by Jamie Higgins (baseball) and Mike Marichak (football)
• Member of National Honor Society
• Played travel team baseball with Baseball U

PERSONAL
• Parents are Joe and Joanne McCarthy
• Has one sister, Morgan and one brother, Joe
• Brother played at UVA from 2013-15 and currently plays in the Tampa Bay Rays organization
• Father played baseball at South Carolina and was drafted three times
• McCarthy family (Joe Sr., Joe Jr., Jake and Morgan) all wore No. 31 at Scranton HS, and number was retired on Oct. 23, 2015


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