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Mike Papi
Mike  Papi

Tunkhannock, Pa.

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Virginia Has 305 Student-Athletes Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll

Conference has record 3,967 student-athletes recognized


Four Cavaliers Named to All-ACC Academic Baseball Team

Mayberry, Papi, Pinero and Waddell earn spots on squad


Virginia Baseball Will Play for National Championship on Wednesday

Cavaliers even the series against Vanderbilt with 7-2 victory


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


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


CWS Championship Game (by Matt Riley)

CWS Championship Game (by Matt Riley)


College World Series Finals Game 2 (by Matt Riley)

College World Series Finals Game 2 (by Matt Riley)


Virginia vs. Vanderbilt- College World Series Game 3

Virginia vs. Vanderbilt- College World Series Game 3


Virginia vs. Vanderbilt- College World Series Game 2

Virginia vs. Vanderbilt- College World Series Game 2


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.

• Selected by Cleveland Indians in Competitive Balance Round A (38th overall) in 2014 MLB Draft
• Named to Charlottesville Regional All-Tournament Team
• First-Team All-ACC honoree at first base after earning first-team honors at outfield in 2013
• Named to All-ACC Academic Baseball Team
• Tied for ACC home run title with 11 (UVa's first ACC home run champion since Duke Duncan in 1978)
• Led nation in walks (61), breaking UVa single-season record
• Also led ACC in RBI (56) and total bases (119); ranked second in runs (55), third in OBP (.451)
• Batted team-best .383 (18-for-47) with nine RBI in NCAA tournament
• Hit walk-off double in bottom of ninth inning to seal UVa's 3-2 win over Ole Miss in College World Series opener (6/17)
• Hit .273 (6-for-22) with six walks in CWS
• Was 7-for-13 (.538) in NCAA super regional
• Went 5-for-12 with four RBI, five runs in NCAA regional; hit 2-run HR in first inning against Arkansas (5/31)
• Went 4-for-13 with pair of home runs in Wake Forest series
• Was 3-for-11 in Georgia Tech series; hit go-ahead two-run single in seventh inning of Game 1 win
• Went 4-for-13 with four RBI in Florida State series; had pair of run-scoring hits (3 RBI total) in rubber game of series
• Went 6-for-10 in Virginia Tech series
• Hit two home runs, drove in four in win over JMU (3/11)
• Clubbed third career grand slam and drove in career-high six runs in win at William & Mary (2/19)

• Named First-Team All-American by ABCA and Baseball America
• Earned ABCA First-Team All-Atlantic Region honors
• Named to All-ACC First Team
• Earned invitation to try out for 2013 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team following season
• Named 2013 VaSID State Player of Year
• Named ACC Player of Week last two weeks of regular season
• Played in 55 games while making 47 starts
• Was ACC's 2013 batting champion with a .381 average - UVa's first ACC batting champ since Glenn Harris in 1981; also led league with .412 average in ACC games
• Also led league in on-base percentage (.517) and was second in slugging (.619)
• Finished second nationally in OBP, 27th in batting and 31st in slugging
• Ranked sixth in ACC with 45 walks and ninth with 57 runs
• Started team's last 38 games; did not begin season as starter but worked way into lineup during Clemson series in early March
• Reached base safely in 47 of his 55 games
• Tied for second on team with seven home runs; four were game-tying or go-ahead blasts, including two grand slams
• Drew 45 walks, sixth most in single-season UVa history
• Hit leadoff HR in game 1 of NCAA super regional against Mississippi State (6/8)
• Went 4-for-13 in NCAA regional
• Went 5-for-13 with four runs, four RBI in UNC series
• Named ACC Co-Player of Week after going 6-for-11 with eight RBI in Duke series
• Reached base safely in all six plate appearances at VCU (4/30), going 3-for-3 with three walks
• Was 4-for-12 with three runs in Virginia Tech series
• Was 2-for-9 with pair of RBI in Florida State series
• Cranked game-tying grand slam in seventh inning vs. Old Dominion; drove in career-high five runs in game (4/17)
• Was 4-for-10 with six walks, seven RBI in Wake series
• Hit two-out grand slam on 0-2 pitch in ninth inning of to rally UVa for 7-6 win at Wake Forest (4/6)
• Had career-best 10-game hit streak snapped April 2 at Liberty (20-for-32 during streak)
• Was 6-for-10 with six runs, three doubles in Miami series; had four hits in series opener
• Hit game-tying pinch-hit single in ninth inning against Clemson, then cranked go-ahead solo HR in 11th (3/15)
• Was 5-for-7 in Clemson series
• Hit three-run homer and drove in four runs in win over Harvard (3/2)

• Appeared in 35 games, including 28 starts (27 in RF, one at DH)
• Finished fifth on team with eight doubles
• Posted nine-game hit streak from March 3-17
• Did not play after April 21 because of injury
• Recorded hit and two runs in first career start and appearance against Boston College (2/17)
• Had pair of hits and reached base four times in win over Coastal Carolina (2/18)
• Hit two-run walk-off single in 11th inning to beat William and Mary (2/22)
• Stole first two bases in win over Monmouth (2/24)
• Went 4-for-8 with two doubles, four RBI during Wright State/Seton Hall weekend (3/3-4)
• Was 3-for-5 with two runs, two RBI in win at JMU (3/6)
• Went 4-for-13 (.308) in Virginia Tech series
• Was 3-for-3 with two runs in win over VMI (3/21)
• Had pinch-hit single and scored run vs. NC State (3/31)
• Hit first career home run off right-field foul pole against Richmond and also scored twice (4/17)

• Selected by Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 30th round of 2011 MLB Draft
• Named 2011 Rawlings Second Team All-American
• Regional Baseball Player of the Year for Wyoming Valley Conference in 2011
• Named to 2011 Pennsylvania All-State Team by ESPN Rise Magazine
• Ranked 84th-best high school prospect by Baseball America
• Ranked 104th-best high school prospect by Perfect Game
• Named Wyoming Conference Player of the Year in 2010 and 2011
• Hit .531 with six home runs, 24 RBI, .708 on base percentage in senior season
• Pitched a no-hitter in 2011 state semi-finals
• Played baseball for Coach Gary Custer at TAHS
• Selected for the New York Yankees Scout Team
• Played in the East Coast Pro Showcase and Area Code Games
• Varsity baseball captain in 2011 and varsity basketball captain in 2010 and 2011
• First-Team All Wyoming Valley Conference in basketball; holds conference records in free throw percentage (93 percent) and three pointers (50 in 2010, 53 in 2011)
• Member of National Honor Society and Future Business Leaders of America
• Volunteered with Special Olympics

• Parents are Joe and Laurie Papi
• Has two brothers, Jeff and Mark
• Brother, Jeff, played baseball at Mansfield University
• Father played baseball at East Stroudsburg University
• Collects baseballs
• Enjoys golfing and hanging out with friends



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