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Nate Irving

220 lbs.
Yonkers, N.Y.
High School
Nate Irving - Baseball - Virginia Cavaliers

Tied for seventh in UVa history with 27 HBP

Selected by Arizona Diamondbacks in 34th round (1,020 overall) in 2014 MLB Draft
Third-Team All-ACC honoree at catcher
Named to College World Series All-Tournament Team (was 4-for-13 in three games in CWS)
Played in 53 games, making 48 starts (46 starts at catcher, two at DH)
Named to initial watch list for Johnny Bench Award
Third on team with 12 sacrifice bunts
Was 3-for-7 in Florida State series
Hit go-ahead RBI single in seventh inning of Game 1 of Virginia Tech series (3/28)
Was 3-for-4 in series opener against Boston College (3/14)
Hit first career HR, a three-run blast, in win over Monmouth (3/1)
Was 3-for-4 with three runs, two RBI in win at William & Mary (2/19)

Started and played in 56 games at catcher; caught 88 percent of UVa’s innings (488 2/3 of 556 2/3)
Earned invitation to try out for 2013 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team following season
Named to NCAA Charlottesville Regional All-Tournament Team
Earned spot on All-ACC Academic Baseball Team for second straight year
Named to initial watch list for Johnny Bench Award
Recorded team-high 12 sacrifice bunts (fourth in ACC)
Ended season on seven-game hit streak, including all five games of NCAA tournament
Was strong defensively with just one error and four passed balls (.998 fielding percentage)
Reached base safely in 22 of 34 plate appearances in three-series stretch against NC State, Miami and Wake Forest
Was 6-for-18 with team-best five RBI in NCAA tournament
Was 3-for-9 with pair of doubles at ACC tournament
Was 6-for-12 and scored four runs in UNC series
Went 4-for-11 with five RBI in Duke series; hit walk-off single to cap three-run ninth-inning rally in Game 1
Went 3-for-8, reached base in 7-of-12 plate appearances in Miami series
Went 4-for-7 with two doubles, reached base in 7-of-11 plate appearances in NC State series

Started 49 games at catcher (played in 53 games total); started UVa’s last 18 games behind plate
Was first primary starting freshman catcher in Brian O’Connor’s tenure at UVa
Named to Charlottesville Regional All-Tournament Team
Had walk-off hits against Virginia Tech (3/11) and Radford (4/24)
Racked up strong .415 on base percentage (23 BB, 15 HBP), which ranked 15th in ACC
Ranked sixth in ACC in HBP
Third on team and in ACC with 15 sacrifice bunts
Finished fifth on team in batting (.279), runs (33) and RBI (35)
Had big series against Virginia Tech, going 6-for-12 with four RBI; had three run-scoring singles in finale vs. VT, including walk-off single (3/11)
After falling into 0-2 hole, he battled back to draw bases-loaded walk to give Virginia a key insurance run in Sunday victory over Clemson (3/25)
Drove in ninth-inning run on perfectly executed suicide squeeze against NC State; 2-for-4 on the day (3/31)
Hit bases-clearing triple in eighth inning for three of his four RBI (career-high) against Wake Forest (4/9)
Drove in three RBI off double and squeeze bunt against Richmond (4/17)
Was 2-for-6 with two runs in Duke series (4/20-21)
Racked up career-high four hits, including walk-off single in 11th, in win over Radford (4/24)
Picked up three hits, scored three times in win over High Point (5/9)
Went 3-for-10 in Maryland series, with all three knocks coming in Game 3 (5/19)
Was 1-for-7 with three walks in ACC tournament (5/24-26)
Went 3-for-9 with five runs scored in NCAA Regional (6/1-3); reached base safely in 6-of-12 plate appearances

Five-time First Team All-Conference
All-City Selection by New York Post and New York Daily News
Gatorade State Players of the Year Finalist
Named All-State by
Power Showcase All-American
Named All-Northeast First Team by Perfect Game
Earned spot in East Coast Professional Showcase and Area Code Games
Hit .520 with .606 on base percentage, 14 BB, 10 stolen bases, 15 RBI, 30 runs, nine doubles, two triples and three home runs
Won Frank Bertino Award for Honorable Leadership, Character and Work Ethic

Full name is Nathaniel Benjamin Irving
Parents are Jonathan and Rheva Irving