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Joe Napolitano
Joe  Napolitano

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Concord, Mass.

High School:
Lawrence Academy

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 225

Position:
INF

Bats/Throws:
R/R

05/18/2015

Demon Deacons Earn Their Degrees

A total of 66 Wake Forest student-athletes received their degrees on Monday

04/18/2015

Jordan's Go-Ahead Homer Not Enough to Top #4 Louisville

Down by two in the ninth, Kevin Jordan hit a pinch-hit three-run blast to give the Deacons the lead, but the Cardinals scored twice in the bottom of the inning to claim the doubleheader sweep.

03/25/2015

Deacons Rally in Eighth to Beat App State, 11-8

Wake Forest plated seven eighth-inning runs to turn a four-run deficit into a three-run lead, capped off by a go-ahead, three-run triple from Will Craig.

03/13/2015

Deacons End No. 18 FSU's Streaks in Upset Win

Wake Forest halted Florida State's 11-game winning streak and perfect 14-0 start in Tallahassee with a 4-1 victory.

03/04/2015

Wake Forest's Patience Pays Off in Win over UNCG

The Demon Deacons drew a season-high eight walks, directly leading to six runs as Wake Forest topped UNCG 11-7.

02/15/2012

Coach Walter breaks down the 2012 season

2012 Baseball Season Preview

02/08/2012

Joe Napolitano - My Five

Joe Napolitano - My Five

03/07/2015

Wake Forest vs. Virginia Tech

The Demon Deacons split a doubleheader against the Hokies to open ACC play.

02/28/2015

Wake Forest vs. Marshall

The Demon Deacons defeated the Thundering Herd by a 6-5 score on Saturday evening.

05/05/2014

Wake Forest Baseball Vs. Cancer Head Shaving

Wake Forest baseball players and coaches shaved their heads on April 19 to support the Vs. Cancer Foundation.

02/17/2014

Wake Forest vs. Marshall 2-17-14

Wake Forest baseball hosted Marshall on Feb. 17, 2014.

03/28/2013

Wake Forest vs. West Virginia - Feb. 24, 2013

Wake Forest vs. West Virginia - Feb. 24, 2013


Walter on Napolitano
"Joe is our best defensive third baseman and has very good back side power. He is in the mix to be our every day third baseman. In order to win the job he needs to become more consistent offensively and stay aggressive at the plate."

2015 (Redshirt Junior)
Started eight games at third base before shifting his focus to pitching, where he made five appearances out of the bullpen ... Went 6-for-29 at the plate with doubles against Marshall and Virginia Tech ... Had a clutch pinch-hit, two-run single against UNCG (March 4) ... Made his collegiate debut on the mound against Miami (March 21) ... Had scoreless outings against App State (March 25), Clemson (March 29), Louisville (Apr. 18) and Duke (May 15) ... Struck out the only two batters he faced at Clemson.

2014 (Redshirt Sophomore)
Played in 18 games and started five at third base ... Finished the season with a .222 batting average including six hits, one double and one homer with three RBIs ... Made his season debut against Towson in the opener (Feb. 15) ... Started his first game of the season against Marshall (Feb. 17) ... Recorded the game-winning RBI against Stony Brook (March 1) in a walk-off ... Had two walks and a hit against High Point (April 2) ... Recorded a double with an RBI at UNC Asheville (May 13) ... Hit his first collegiate home run against No. 1 Virginia (May 16) ... Playing with the Nashua Silver Nights in the Futures Collegiate League during the summer.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)
Played in 23 games and made 10 starts at either third base or first base ... Went 9-for-35 on the year for a .257 batting average ... All nine of his hits were singles, as he also drove in five runs ... Went 1-for-3 in the season opener vs. Alcorn State on Feb. 15 ... Then went 1-for-4 with a run scored and a season-high three RBIs against Alcorn State the next day ... Collected a hit in three straight starts vs. Boston College (Apr. 21), at Winthrop (Apr. 23) and vs. Elon (Apr. 30) ... Scored three runs on the season.

2012 (Freshman)
Played in nine games and made six starts before a season-ending injury ... Collected his first-career hit and drew two walks in his collegiate debut at New Mexico State (2/18) ... Had an RBI vs. UMBC (2/24) ... Drew two walks and scored two runs vs. UNC Asheville (2/28).

High School
Hit .550 in 2010 and was named the ISL Offensive Player of the Year ... Named All-League in 2009 and 2010 ... Ranked in the Top 200 players in the United States according to Perfect Game ... Has been named the #1 ranked player in New Hampshire in 2008, 2009 and 2010 ... Team captain and MVP in 2010 ... Rawlings Honorable Mention in 2009 ... Attended Perfect Game national events in 2009 and 2010 ... Played in the Summer Rivalry Classic at Yankee Stadium.

Personal
Born February 20, 1992 ... Son of Richard and Angela Napolitano ... Communication major.

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