Ranks second all-time at UVa in saves (11) and first in times hit-by-pitch (37).
1999: Broke his own school record for times hit by a pitch in a season with 20 ... Reached base in 18 consecutive games ... Ended a career-long nine-game hitting streak, during which time he hit .361 (13-for-36) with 11 runs scored, seven RBI, a double and a home run ... Has reached base safely in 16 consecutive games ... Enjoyed a seven-game hitting streak in late March, during which time he hit .500 (12-for-24) with seven runs scored, a home run and five RBI ... Went 1-for-2 with a double, three walks and three runs scored Jan. 31 against Oklahoma ... Collected three hits in four at bats Feb. 20 against Penn State in the first game of a doubleheader and then picked up his first save of the season to close the game ... Went 2-for-4 with a double Feb. 21 against Penn State ... Went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base March 7 against Rhode Island ... Collected a pair of hits in five at bats March 12 at Florida State ... Had a career-high four hits March 20 against Duke to go along with a home run three runs scored and a career-high tying three RBI ... Went 5-for-7 with five runs scored in the two games against Duke ... Had a sacrifice fly and notched his second save of the season March 31 against Richmond ... Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI April 7 against VCU ... Reached base in all five plate appearances April 10 at Wake Forest, going 2-for-2 with a career-high three walks, two runs scored and a solo home run ... Continued that streak to a career-high six times and collected three hits in four at bats the following day against the Deacons ... Went 2-for-5 with three runs scored and an RBI April 16 at North Carolina ... Went 4-for-9 with five runs scored in three-game series against Maryland ... Was hit by a pitch a school-record three times (one shy of the NCAA mark) in second game against the Terrapins ... Went 2-for-4 with three runs scored, a home run and a career-high four RBI April 27 against Liberty ... Went 5-for-15 with two runs, a double and an RBI in three-game series at Clemson ... Drew two walks and was hit by a pitch to lead to a pair of runs May 15 at James Madison ... Went 3-for-5 with a run and an RBI the following day against JMU.
1998: Started at shortstop while also being one of the team's top relief pitchers ... Played in 51 games in the field, starting 50 times ... Hit .262 with nine doubles, two triples, five homers and 20 RBI ... Stole seven bases in seven attempts ... Was hit-by-pitch 17 times, breaking the UVa single season record ... Made 21 appearances on the mound ... Had a 2-4 record with a 5.76 ERA, six saves and 41 strikeouts in 29.2 innings ... His six saves are the third highest single season total in school history ... Had the fifth-most saves in the Atlantic Coast Conference ... Finished the year with a six-game hitting streak ... Went 5-for-11 with a double and two stolen bases in the ACC Tournament ... Hit a three-run homer in first game against Florida State ... Went 2-for-4 in second game with James Madison, while also picking up the victory on the mound ... Had a seven-game hitting streak from April 14-21 ... Was 4-for-6 with a double, an RBI and a stolen base in doubleheader with St. John's ... Also picked up a save in the second game against St. John's, throwing 1.1 perfect innings with two strikeouts ... Went 2-for-5 with a double at William & Mary, while also tossing a scoreless ninth inning ... Homered in the opening game at Maryland ... Went 5-for-10 with a triple, a homer, three runs scored and three RBI in the Clemson series ... Picked up a save in the second game against Clemson by throwing one scoreless inning and striking out three, while also hitting a two-run homer which tied up the game in the eighth inning ... Tossed 2.1 innings of perfect relief at Richmond, striking out four ... Went 4-for-9 with six runs scored and three RBI in the North Carolina series ... Had a career-high seven strikeouts in four innings of work in first game against the Tar Heels ... Homered in victory over N.C. State ... Hit his first career home run in second game against Liberty ... Threw two scoreless innings without allowing a hit to pick up save in first game with Liberty ... Scored a career-high four runs in first game against William & Mary ... Picked up a save in the first game against Seton Hall, striking out two while throwing one perfect inning ... Threw 1.2 scoreless innings with two strikeouts to earn the save in first game against Penn State ... Picked up the save against Oklahoma State, striking out two in two innings while allowing no hits and one unearned run ... Had a sacrifice fly at Rice for his first career RBI, then singled against South Alabama the next day for his first career hit.
1997: Played only as a pitcher ... Cavaliers' closer out of the bullpen, while starting on occasion ... Pitched in 27 games with two starts ... Had a 5-1 record with three saves, a 4.64 ERA and 42 strikeouts ... His 27 appearances was the fourth highest single-season total in school history ... Picked up the victory in come-from-behind win over Maryland, allowing one run on one hit in two innings ... Earned the win in relief at Wake Forest, allowing one run on three hits while striking out two in 2.1 innings ... Picked up the save against George Mason, throwing 2.2 scoreless innings while striking out five ... Threw one shutout inning at Old Dominion ... Pitched a perfect inning at VMI, striking out all three batters he faced ... Earned the save in win over Florida State with one shutout inning ... Threw 1.1 innings of scoreless relief for save against Howard ... Named ACC Pitcher of the Week following his performances against Florida State and Howard ... Earned the win at East Carolina, striking out three in 1.1 innings ... Pitched one perfect inning against Radford ... Picked up wins in both ends of doubleheader with Seton Hall, striking out five in two innings of work in the second game ... Threw one shutout inning against Penn State.
Prep & Personal: Named first-team all-region, second-team all-state and team MVP as a senior ... A USA Today honorable mention All-American ... Hit .453 with eight homers and 34 RBI ... Compiled a 2-1 record and had six saves with a 0.98 ERA on the mound ... Led his Cox High School to 1996 state title ... Born July 4, 1978 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
LaVigne's Career Statistics
Year Avg G-GS AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR TB SB-A BB K 1997 .000 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 1998 .262 51-50 164 44 43 20 9 2 5 71 7-7 18 37 1999 .313 55-55 198 46 62 23 8 1 3 81 11-15 20 24 Career .290 106-105 362 90 105 43 17 3 8 152 18-22 38 61
Year ERA G-GS W-L SV CG-SH IP H R ER K BB HB WP Avg 1997 4.64 27-2 5-1 3 0-0 42.2 40 24 22 42 28 3 11 .256 1998 5.76 21-0 2-4 6 0-0 29.2 27 25 19 41 13 1 5 .231 1999 7.56 18-1 2-3 2 0-0 25.0 29 24 21 24 18 2 2 .296 Career 5.73 66-3 9-8 11 0-0 97.1 96 73 62 107 59 6 18 .259
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