Joe McCarthy
Joe  McCarthy


Scranton, Pa.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 215



Miami Defeats Virginia, 9-5

Hurricanes rally with seven runs in eighth inning to grab pool-play win


Virginia Defeats North Carolina, 8-2, to Sweep Series

Cavaliers clinch No. 7 seed at upcoming ACC Baseball Championship


Virginia Defeats North Carolina, 6-2, to Clinch Series

Cavaliers earn ACC tournament berth as Waddell pitches seven shutout innings


Virginia Defeats Richmond, 8-6

Pinero's two-run single in eighth provides winning margin


Virginia Defeats NC State in Series Opener, 8-3

Jones strikes out 11 over seven strong innings


Baseball vs. Miami (By Kelsey Grant)

Baseball vs. Miami (By Kelsey Grant)


College World Series Finals Game 2 (by Matt Riley)

College World Series Finals Game 2 (by Matt Riley)


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. Vanderbilt- College World Series Finals Game 1

Virginia vs. Vanderbilt- College World Series Finals Game 1


Virginia v. Ole Miss 6/21/14

Virginia beats Ole Miss 4-1 on 6/21/14

• First-Team All-ACC honoree at outfield (second-team honoree in 2013)
• One of two Cavaliers to start every game in field (67 starts in RF, 2 in CF)
• Reached base safely all but five games in 2014 and 122 of his 129 career contests
• Second on team and fifth in ACC with 77 hits; tied for second in ACC in runs (55) and fourth in RBI (49)
• Hit by team-leading 18 pitches, second most in a season in school history
• Batted .283 (13-for-46) in NCAA tournament
• Hit .261 (6-for-23) in College World Series, but was 4-for-10 in CWS Finals against Vanderbilt
• Was 3-for-12 in ACC tournament; hit 2-run homer in opener against Maryland (5/22)
• Was 6-for-10 and reached base in 10 of 14 plate appearances in Georgia Tech series
• Was 4-for-12 with pair of doubles in Florida State series
• Was 4-for-7 with seven RBI in UVa's midweek games vs. VCU and Richmond; hit grand slam, drove in career-high five runs vs. UR
• Had 10-game hit streak snapped April 6 at Pitt
• Had hits in 15 of last 32 at bats before recording one hit in Clemson series
• Was 4-for-5 with HR, two doubles, four RBI at James Madison (4/8)
• Named ACC Player of Week on March 31 after going 5-for-11 with seven RBI in Virginia Tech series

• ACC Freshman of the Year and Second-Team All-ACC honoree
• Named Freshman All-American by Louisville Slugger and the NCBWA
• Named to Charlottesville Regional All-Tournament Team
• VaSID State Freshman of Year
• Recorded highest batting average for a Virginia freshman since Bill Narleski hit .366 in 1984 (minimum 2.0 AB/game)
• Started 60 of 62 games; reached base safely in 56 games
• His .469 on base percentage ranked second on team and sixth in ACC; had .458 OBP in ACC games (fifth in league)
• Ranked fifth among all freshmen nationally in OBP
• Posted .357 batting average in ACC play (seventh among all players)
• Tied school record with 54 walks (ranked fourth in ACC, sixth nationally in 2013)
• Reached base safely in 36 straight games to start his career (ended April 14 when he went 0-for-3 in rain-shortened game at Georgia Tech)
• Batted team-best .438 (7-for-16) in NCAA tournament
• Went 4-for-9 with five walks in NCAA regional; had three hits in opener vs. Army (5/31)
• Was 3-for-12 in ACC tournament; homered against Florida State
• Was 8-for-14 with three doubles, four RBI in Duke series
• Was 4-for-12 with with three runs, two RBI in Virginia Tech series
• Went 6-for-13 with five runs in Wake series; was 4-for-6 with two homers, four RBI in Monday finale
• Was 5-for-14 with three RBI in Miami series
• Scored three runs, including game winner, in walkoff win over Maryland (3/9); went 3-for-10 in series
• Had three hits, drove in four runs and reached base five times at ECU (2/16)

• Three-sport standout at Scranton High School
• Was three-time all-region and all-conference honoree in baseball
• Named conference player of the year in 2012
• Earned region's player of the year honors in 2012
• Hit .500 as a senior
• Led baseball team to two district championships
• Coached by Jaime Higgins
• Also played football (running back/quarterback) and basketball (center)
• Finished with 2,275 rushing yards (27 rushing TD), 283 receiving yards (four TD) and 1,606 passing yards (10 passing TD)
• Named to football all-conference and all-region teams in 2011
• Was football team MVP in 2011
• Helped football team to one league and one district championship
• Baseball team captain in 2012 and two-year football team captain
• Led basketball team to two district titles and three league championships
• Member of National Honor Society

• Parents are Joe and Joanne McCarthy
• Father played baseball at South Carolina and was drafted three times
• Has one sister, Morgan, and one brother, Jake