2023 (Junior): Played in 26 games with 22 starts, all behind the plate ... Part of a three player rotation at catcher with Noah Webb and Marshall Awtry, who combined for the other 33 starts ... Started at catcher for all six of the final games, three in a crucial SoCon series against UNCG and three in the SoCon tournament, and tallied five hits in that span ... Batted .233 for the season and .261 in 14 conference starts ... Had seven doubles, tied for fifth-most among Buccaneers and most among reserves ... Had one homer on March 25 against Samford ... Three multi-hit games ... Drove in 12 runs and scored 12 runs ... Fielded .989 with just two errors all season with 169 putouts and 11 assists ... Caught four runners stealing ... Allowed just one passed ball ... Tennessee Lottery Scholar-Athlete (March 30).
2022 (Sophomore): Made 36 appearances with 35 starts, all behind the plate ... Rotated with Webb as McCarthy played catcher on Fridays and Sundays in the weekend series, taking a few midweeks behind the plate too ... Hit .245 with 22 runs scored, 13 RBIs, six doubles, and one home run (against Samford, May 8) ... Added 15 walks and never hit into a double play ... Runners were 25-for-37 (67.6% successful) when stealing a base against McCarthy ... In ETSU's last 15 games, McCarthy started at catcher in all 15 while batting .347, the second-highest average on the team during that span, raising his season average by nearly 100 points ... McCarthy hit safely in 13 of those 15 games with four of his six total multi-hit games on the season ... Scored a season-high three times twice against Tennessee Tech (3/20) and The Citadel (5/20).
Prior to ETSU: Transferred to ETSU after one season at Cleveland State Community College ... Appeared in 40 games batting .323 with a .565 slugging percentage ... Totaled 40 hits, four doubles, one triple, and eight home runs with 46 RBIs ... Spent his freshman season at Middle Tennessee State and appeared in three games before the season was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Personal: Born April 10, 2001 ... From Knoxville, Tenn... Son of Donna and Patrick McCarthy ... Majoring in Supply Chain Management ... Part of Farragut's 2019 State Championship team that included current Buccaneers Ashton King, Landon Smiddy, and Owen Kovacs.