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Mike Papi
Mike Papi

Hometown:
Tunkhannock, Pa.

High School:
Tunkhannock

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 210

Position:
OF/1B

B/T:
L/R



08/07/2014

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

Conference has record 3,967 student-athletes recognized

07/03/2014

Four Cavaliers Named to All-ACC Academic Baseball Team

Mayberry, Papi, Pinero and Waddell earn spots on squad

06/25/2014

Virginia Baseball Will Play for National Championship on Wednesday

Cavaliers even the series against Vanderbilt with 7-2 victory

06/18/2014

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

06/16/2014

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

06/26/2014

CWS Championship Game (by Matt Riley)

CWS Championship Game (by Matt Riley)

06/25/2014

College World Series Finals Game 2 (by Matt Riley)

College World Series Finals Game 2 (by Matt Riley)

06/25/2014

Virginia vs. Vanderbilt- College World Series Game 3

Virginia vs. Vanderbilt- College World Series Game 3

06/24/2014

Virginia vs. Vanderbilt- College World Series Game 2

Virginia vs. Vanderbilt- College World Series Game 2

06/23/2014

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.

2014
• 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)

2013
• 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)

2012
• 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)

PREP
• 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

PERSONAL
• 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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