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31 Joe McCarthy
Joe  McCarthy


Scranton, Pa.

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Height / Weight:
6-3 / 215



Record Crowd Attends 2016 Step Up to the Plate

Crowd of over 1,000 watches as NCAA champions receive rings


Virginia Defeats Vanderbilt, 3-0, to Force Game 3 in CWS Finals

Cavaliers and Commodores play for national championship at 8 p.m. Wednesday


Virginia Defeats Florida, 5-4, Advances to CWS Finals

Cavaliers play Vanderbilt beginning Monday in best-of-three finals


Virginia Defeats Arkansas in CWS Opener, 5-3

Cavaliers advance to face Florida or Miami on Monday evening in Omaha


Virginia Plays Arkansas Saturday in College World Series

Cavaliers compete in second straight CWS, fourth in seven years


Virginia vs. Vanderbilt (CWS Game 2 - 06/23/15)

Virginia vs. Vanderbilt (CWS Game 2 - 06/23/15)


Virginia Cavaliers vs. Florida Gators (CWS 06/20/15)

The Virginia Cavaliers vs. Florida Gators in the College World Series on June 6, 2015.


Baseball College World Series: Virginia vs. Florida

Virginia takes on Florida at the College World Series


A Championship Season in Photos: 2015 Virginia Baseball

Images from UVa's run through College World Series and to the national title


Virginia vs. No. 4 Florida

Virginia takes on Florida in the College World Series

• With 109 career walks (20 in 26 games this year), he ranks ninth in program history (needs one to reach No. 8 slot)
• Reached base safely in 151 of 163 career games (career OBP of .423)
• Ranks second in career NCAA tournament games at UVa with 29 (trailing Kenny Towns, 32) and in hits (27)
• Scored most runs in NCAA tournament in UVa history (22)

• Selected in fifth round (No. 148) in 2015 MLB Draft by Tampa Bay Rays
• Second-Team Preseason All-American (Louisville Slugger, NCBWA)
• Had back surgery on Jan. 29, missing 11 weeks (35 games); UVa was 23-10 after his return to lineup on April 15
• Started all 33 games after his return to lineup (28 in RF, 5 in CF)
• Hit solo home run in second inning in College World Series against Arkansas (6/13)
• Scored game-winning run on Ernie Clement’s 2-run single in UVa’s walk-off win over Maryland in Game 2 of NCAA Charlottesville Super Regional (6/6)
• Was 4-for-12 in NCAA Lake Elsinore Regional; hit game-tying solo home run in fifth inning against San Diego State (5/30)
• Was 4-for-8 and reached base safely in 9 of 13 plate appearances in North Carolina series; had three hits in finale
• Went 2-for-4 with first double of season in win over Richmond (5/12)
• Made 2015 debut on April 15 vs. William & Mary, going 2-for-3 while starting in right field

• 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



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