UofL Baseball SID Garett Wall
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A trio of players from the Louisville baseball team received 2016 Baseball America All-America honors on Tuesday with sophomore pitcher/first baseman Brendan McKay leading the way with first team recognition as a utility player. Junior outfielder Corey Ray was named to the second team, while junior second baseman Nick Solak received third team accolades.
Tuesday’s announcement marked the second All-American honors this season for McKay and Ray, who were Louisville Slugger All-Americans, while Solak was chosen as an All-American for the first time in his collegiate career. Including Solak, five Cardinals have received All-America honors in 2016 as junior lefty Drew Harrington and junior righty Zack Burdi was also named Louisville Slugger All-Americans by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.
The latest Top 25 from Baseball America was released today. Many were intrigued to see where the Louisville Cardinals dropped to after a 1-2 weekend vs now #13 ranked Ole Miss. Quite a jump for the rebels and well deserved. The ACC has a whopping 7 teams ranked in the top 25 this week led by your Cards:
The Louisville baseball team earned a pair of preseason top 20 rankings on Monday as Perfect Game slotted the Cardinals at No. 16 and Baseball America ranked them at No. 20.
Overall, Louisville is ranked in the top 20 in each of the first three preseason national polls, including a No. 8 ranking by Collegiate Baseball newspaper last month. The Cardinals have earned preseason top 25 rankings in seven straight seasons under the direction of head coach Dan McDonnell.