Virginia vs. Mississippi State Post-Game Notes
June 8, 2013
2013 NCAA Division I Baseball Super Regional Game 1
June 8, 2013 1 p.m.
Mississippi State (47-18) vs. Virginia (50-11)
VIRGINIA POST-GAME NOTES
Mike Papi led off the game for UVa with a home run to left, the first leadoff home run for the Cavaliers since Chris Taylor did so against Wake Forest on April 7, 2012 at Davenport Field
Papi’s leadoff home run is the first in NCAA play for UVa since Phil Gosselin leadoff with a home run in the first game of the 2010 NCAA Super Regional against Oklahoma
Papi’s home run was his first since clubbing one at North Carolina on May 17
Papi’s home run is the first by a Virginia player in the 2013 NCAA Baseball Championship
With the home run, Papi has now reached base in 21 consecutive games
LHP Brandon Waddell registered the second-shortest outing of his rookie season, logging 3.1 innings pitched, second lowest to his 3.0 inning outing against Miami on March 29
Hitting streaks extended: Towns (10), Mike Papi (7), Downes (3), Howard (3), Gragnani (2), King (2)
Virginia committed a season-high four errors, eclipsing the mark of three committed five times, the last time against Old Dominion on April 17
Virginia pitching yielded 20 hits, the most any opponent has recorded against the Cavaliers in 2013, eclipsing Old Dominion’s 16 on April 17
Virginia pitching yielded 20 hits for the first time since May 15, 2007 when Coastal Carolina also registered 20 hits against the Cavaliers at Davenport Field
Mississippi State went 7-of-16 (.438) against Virginia when batting with two outs
Virginia grounded into four double plays, tying a season high set on April 3 against VMI. It marked only the fourth time all year UVa grounded into multiple double plays in the same game
With three walks against Mississippi State, Joe McCarthy tied Sean Doolittle’s 2006 record (54) for walks in a season
The loss snapped UVa’s 13 game home winning streak
Virginia’s appearance in the 2013 NCAA Tournament serves as the program’s 13th all-time tournament appearance, including its 10th straight
Virginia’s appearance in the NCAA Super Regional is the program’s fourth appearance and the fourth in five seasons
The Cavaliers are now 33-28 all-time in NCAA Tournament play and 27-22 under head coach Brian O’Connor
Virginia is now 5-5 all-time in the NCAA Super Regionals and 3-4 in NCAA Super Regionals played at Davenport Field
With 4,956 fans entering Davenport Field on Saturday, Virginia has sold out its seventh NCAA Super
Regional game in a row. UVa drew 4,801 for each of the three games against Oklahoma in 2010 and drew 5,050 fans for each of the three games against UC Irvine in 2011
MISSISSIPPI STATE POST-GAME NOTES
Mississippi State improves to 47-18 on the season
MSU is now 1-0 against Virginia all-time.
The 11 runs scored today are the most MSU has scored in a super regional game.
MSU’s 20 hits is the second-most this season. State had 21 against Portland to open the season on February 15.
The 20 hits are the most for MSU in a super regional game.
The two triples ties the most by MSU in an NCAA Tournament game and is the fifth time an MSU squad has had a pair of triples in an NCAA Tournament game (last time: vs Notre Dame, 5/28/00 in Starkville)
State turned four double plays in the game, which ties a season high.
The first four players in MSU’s lineup were 12-for-19 with seven runs scored and eight RBI.
Attendance for today’s game was 4,956.
First pitch was at 1:05 and the game last 3 hours and 45 minutes.
Adam Frazier tied an MSU record (with four others) with six hits in the game.
With six hits in the game, Frazier moved into a tie for third all-time in MSU history with Richard Lee. He is three hits away from Brian Wiese’s record (103).
Frazier’s seventh triple on the season moved him into sole possession of second-place for triples in a single season.
Frazier and Hunter Renfroe combined to log 10 of MSU’s 20 hits, going 10-for-11
Frazier was 6-for-6 with two doubles, a triple, three RBI, and two runs scored
Renfroe was 4-for-5 with a triple, three RBI, and two runs scored
Ross Mitchell earned his second save of the season, working 3.2 innings, allowing two hits. It was his first save since March 12 vs Southern Miss.
Frazier recorded his team-leading 32nd multiple-hit game.
Frazier and Alex Detz have each reached base in 17 straight games.
Renfroe extended his hitting streak to six games with an RBI single in the first.
Renfroe recorded his 24th multiple hit game of the season and second four-hit game.
Brett Pirtle has reached base in 38 straight games.
With his 5.1 IP today, Graveman has tossed 299.2 innings this season, which ranks eighth all-time in MSU history.
Graveman improved to 7-5, winning his second game of the NCAA Tournament
Ross Mitchell recorded his 31st appearance of the season, which ranks eighth in MSU’s single-season history. His 31 relief appearance is also eighth-most in a single season.
Wes Rea recorded his 13th multiple-hit game of the season and his second three-hit game.
Demarcus Henderson recorded his ninth multiple-hit game of the season and fifth three-hit.
Henderson matched a career high with three hits.