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Is Brendan McKay The Best Two-Way Player In The Minor Leagues?

Brendan McKay is the best collegiate baseball player of all time. Period. No questions asked. Scott Miller with Bleacher Report talks about how he is the next best two-way player and there is no end in sight.

UofL OF Josh Stowers Picked By Seattle Mariners In MLB Draft

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Photo Courtesy of Josh Stowers’ Twitter Account (@joshstowers7)

UofL OF Josh Stowers is now a member of the Seattle Mariners after being the 54th pick in the 2nd round of last night’s MLB Draft.

Stowers joins a long line of UofL baseball players drafted in the early rounds (there are 40 rounds in the MLB Draft); among them are Corey Ray, Brendan McKay, Nick Solak, and the Burdi brothers.

Stowers grew as a player at UofL. He went from being used as a pinch runner, pinch hitter, and occasional starter his freshman year to an everyday starter and rising star on a College World Series team his sophomore year.

As a junior this year, Stowers cemented his status as a star by becoming a heart of the order mainstay, a terror on the base paths, and an excellent defender in the outfield for Coach Dan McDonnell. While having power in his bat, Stowers was also able to hit for average. The speed he possessed was reminiscent of former Card Corey Ray.

Stowers was stellar this season batting .336 with 14 doubles, 4 triples, 9 home runs, 60 rbis, 36 stolen bases, and 72 runs scored. He also maintained a .980 fielding percentage with 146 put outs per gocards.com.

We at Cardinal Sports Zone congratulate Josh Stowers on his incredible Cardinal career and wish him the best in his Major League career.

Below is the press release from UofL regarding Josh Stowers.

Press Release from the University of Louisville Athletic Department: 

Mariners Select Stowers in Second Round of 2018 MLB Draft

Junior outfielder hit .336 with nine home runs, 60 RBIs, 14 doubles and 36 stolen bases in 2018

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville junior outfielder Josh Stowers was selected 54th overall by the Seattle Mariners in the second round of the 2018 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Monday night. The selection marks the third straight season and the fourth time in the last five seasons the Cardinals have had a player chosen in the first two rounds of the MLB Draft.

A native of Westchester, Illinois, Stowers was an All-ACC First Team selection hitting .336 with nine home runs, 60 RBIs, 14 doubles, 72 runs scored, 52 walks and 36 stolen bases in 43 attempts this season. Stowers closed his third collegiate season by reaching base safely in 47 consecutive games, the longest streak for the Cardinals since the 2000 season. The 36 stolen bases in 2018 rank as the sixth highest single season total in school history. In his three-year career at Louisville, Stowers hit .323 with 60 stolen bases (eighth most in school history), 126 runs scored and 96 RBIs in 147 games played.

The 2018 MLB Draft continues Tuesday with rounds 3-10 starting at 1 p.m., ET, before concluding Wednesday at noon ET with rounds 11-40.

The Louisville baseball team concluded its 2018 season on Sunday night with a loss at Texas Tech in the championship round of the NCAA Lubbock Regional. The Cardinals finished with a 45-19 record overall after advancing to the final round of an NCAA Regional for the seventh straight season. Louisville also registered its seventh straight 40-win season and the 11th in 12 seasons under head coach Dan McDonnell.

Fans can follow Louisville baseball on Twitter at @UofLBaseball and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ulbaseball.

 LOUISVILLE BASEBALL AT 2018 MLB DRAFT

  • OF, Josh Stowers (Westchester, Ill./Mount Carmel HS) – 2nd Round – 54th Selection – Seattle Mariners

Brendan McKay Autograph Signing Before UofL VS Indiana

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Photo courtesy of SBNation DRays Bay

The most decorated collegiate baseball player of all time, Brendan McKay will be back in Louisville on Saturday to sign autographs before he receives his Golden Spikes award at half time of the UofL vs Indiana game on Saturday. He will be signing autographs at the KFC Yum! Center from 1-1:30, be sure to get out there and support this young man who gave so much to UofL.

Louisville Vs. Syracuse Photo Gallery

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Louisville defeated Syracuse 56-10 on Senior day. Get your full recap here. Here are some pics of a rainy, windy and exciting day… Read the rest of this entry

Top Stories: Weekend Edition

Here are the stories from this weekend at CardinalSportsZone.com!

2017-18 Louisville Basketball Media Day

Donovan Mitchell STUNS The Lakers

Photo Gallery: Second Red-White Scrimmage

Red-White Scrimmage #2: Press Conference

ACC Rookie Of The Year Race Heats Up On Saturday

UofL Commits Have A Showdown In The Sunshine State

Interim President Postel And ULAA Member Bill Stone Discuss Chuck Smrt

UofL Releases Tom Jurich’s Termination Letter

UofL Releases Vince Tyra’s Contract Details

Lamar Jackson 2X Heisman Winner

Current Heisman Odds 10/25/2017

Tom Jurich’s Team Fires Back Against Termination Letter

TweetCap: Coach Pitino’s Interview With Terry Meiners

Quit Sleeping On Lamar Jackson

A Letter From Pitino’s Nephew

Kevin Ware Stands Up For Pitino

Check Out Louisville Men’s Basketball Media Guide

Nunnsense | Give The O-Line Some Credit – UofL Leads Nation In First Downs

The Barbour Shop: Reg-gie, Reg-gie, Reg-gie

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This Weeks Top 10 Stories At CSZ (Week Beginning 10-23)

Here are the top 10 stories from this week at CardinalSportsZone.com!

10 UofL Commits Have A Showdown In The Sunshine State

T9 Interim President Postel And ULAA Member Bill Stone Discuss Chuck Smrt

T9 UofL Releases Tom Jurich’s Termination Letter

8 UofL Releases Vince Tyra’s Contract Details

7 Lamar Jackson 2X Heisman Winner

6 Current Heisman Odds 10/25/2017

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Top Stories 10-25-17

Here are the top stories from yesterday at CardinalSportsZone.com!

A Letter From Pitino’s Nephew

Bobby Petrino Press Conference

Current Heisman Odds 10/25/2017

Interim President Postel And ULAA Member Bill Stone Discuss Chuck Smrt

Lane Kiffin Longs To Have Lamar Jackson In A FAU Uniform

Watch David Padgett At ACC Media Day

Get To Know David Padgett (Video)

UofL Releases Vince Tyra’s Contract Details

TweetCap: Coach Pitino’s Interview With Terry Meiners

Cardinals Attend ACC Media Day

Wake Forest Announces Black Out For Saturday’s Game

UofL Commits Have A Showdown In The Sunshine State

UofL Releases Tom Jurich’s Termination Letter

Tom Jurich’s Team Fires Back Against Termination Letter

UofL Athletics Considering Building An ACC Network Production Studio

Cardinals In The NBA: October 24th

Lamar Jackson Highlights VS Florida State

David Hale Puts Lamar Back On His Heisman Watch

Quit Sleeping On Lamar Jackson

2018 Pomeroy Men’s College Basketball Rankings 

Men’s Basketball Calendar Of Events

Kevin Ware Stands Up For Pitino

TWICA: October 23rd

Week 8: Tweets About Lamar Jackson

UofL Football Celebrates Victory Over FSU (Videos)

 

Dear Coach Pitino: An Open Letter From A Lifelong Louisville Fan

 

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Top Stories 10-24-17

Here are the top stories from yesterday at CardinalSportsZone.com!

A Letter From Pitino’s Nephew

Bobby Petrino Press Conference

UofL Commits Have A Showdown In The Sunshine State

UofL Releases Tom Jurich’s Termination Letter

Tom Jurich’s Team Fires Back Against Termination Letter

UofL Athletics Considering Building An ACC Network Production Studio

Cardinals In The NBA: October 24th

Post Practice Interviews: 10-24-17

David Akers Inducted Into Eagles Hall Of Fame

Lamar Jackson Highlights VS Florida State

David Hale Puts Lamar Back On His Heisman Watch

Quit Sleeping On Lamar Jackson

2018 Pomeroy Men’s College Basketball Rankings

Four Takeaways From The Women’s Basketball Tip Off Luncheon

Men’s Basketball Calendar Of Events

Kevin Ware Stands Up For Pitino

TWICA: October 23rd

Week 8: Tweets About Lamar Jackson

UofL Football Celebrates Victory Over FSU (Videos)

Louisville At Florida State: Postgame Recap

Lee Corso Makes A Familiar Pick For UofL-Florida State Game

UofL Donor Withdraws $6 Million Pledge After Jurich Firing

Thank You Tom: A Tribute to the Legacy of Tom Jurich

UofL Appears Ready To Sever All Ties With Rick Pitino

With The Firing Of Jurich, Petrino Buyout Is Cut In Half

Jurich To Be Fired With Just Cause

Tom Jurich Has Been Fired

Video: Rick Pitino’s Full Interview With Jay Bilas

Jurich’s Legal Team Releases Statement

Dear Coach Pitino: An Open Letter From A Lifelong Louisville Fan

 

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Top Stories 10-23-17

Here are the top stories from this week at CardinalSportsZone.com!

A Letter From Pitino’s Nephew

Bobby Petrino Press Conference

Lamar Jackson Highlights VS Florida State

David Hale Puts Lamar Back On His Heisman Watch

Quit Sleeping On Lamar Jackson

2018 Pomeroy Men’s College Basketball Rankings

Four Takeaways From The Women’s Basketball Tip Off Luncheon

Men’s Basketball Calendar Of Events

Kevin Ware Stands Up For Pitino

TWICA: October 23rd

Week 8: Tweets About Lamar Jackson

UofL Football Celebrates Victory Over FSU (Videos)

Louisville At Florida State: Postgame Recap

Lee Corso Makes A Familiar Pick For UofL-Florida State Game

UofL Donor Withdraws $6 Million Pledge After Jurich Firing

Thank You Tom: A Tribute to the Legacy of Tom Jurich

UofL Appears Ready To Sever All Ties With Rick Pitino

With The Firing Of Jurich, Petrino Buyout Is Cut In Half

Jurich To Be Fired With Just Cause

Tom Jurich Has Been Fired

Video: Rick Pitino’s Full Interview With Jay Bilas

Jurich’s Legal Team Releases Statement

Dear Coach Pitino: An Open Letter From A Lifelong Louisville Fan

 

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Top Stories 10-22-17

Here are the top 10 stories from this weekend at CardinalSportsZone.com!

10 Lee Corso Makes A Familiar Pick For UofL-Florida State Game

9 UofL Donor Withdraws $6 Million Pledge After Jurich Firing

8  Thank You Tom: A Tribute to the Legacy of Tom Jurich

UofL Appears Ready To Sever All Ties With Rick Pitino

With The Firing Of Jurich, Petrino Buyout Is Cut In Half

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This Weeks Top 10 Stories

Here are the top 10 stories from this week at CardinalSportsZone.com!

10 Thank You Tom: A Tribute to the Legacy of Tom Jurich

9 UofL Appears Ready To Sever All Ties With Rick Pitino

8 Rick Pitino Releases Info Supporting Innocence

7 With The Firing Of Jurich, Petrino Buyout Is Cut In Half

6 Jurich To Be Fired With Just Cause

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Top Stories 10-19-17

Here are the top stories from yesterday October 19th at CardinalSportsZone.com!

Teddy’s Comeback Press Conference

Dear Coach Pitino: An Open Letter From A Lifelong Louisville Fan

A Non-Fitting Farewell For A Lost Legend

Video: Rick Pitino’s Full Interview With Jay Bilas

Nunnsense | Pitino, Jurich And The Future Of Louisville

UofL Appears Ready To Sever All Ties With Rick Pitino

Asia Durr Named ACC Preseason Player Of The Year

ACC WBB Moves To 18 Game Conference Schedule In ‘19-‘20

Women’s Hoops Racks Up Accolades At ACC Media Day

UofL Basketball To Name Greg Paulus Assistant Coach

Preseason Coaches Poll Announced

Sadness Around UofL Athletic Department In The Wake Of Jurich’s Firing

Tom Jurich Has Been Fired

Post Practice Interviews: 10-18-17

Coach Petrino Speaks About Tom Jurich

With The Firing Of Jurich, Petrino Buyout Is Cut In Half

Thank You Tom: A Tribute to the Legacy of Tom Jurich

Jurich’s Legal Team Releases Statement

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Top Stories 10-18-17

 

Here are the top stories from yesterday October 18th at CardinalSportsZone.com!

Tom Jurich Has Been Fired

Post Practice Interviews: 10-18-17

Coach Petrino Speaks About Tom Jurich

With The Firing Of Jurich, Petrino Buyout Is Cut In Half

Thank You Tom: A Tribute to the Legacy of Tom Jurich

Jurich’s Legal Team Releases Statement

UofL Men’s Basketball Non-Conference Single Game Tickets Go On Sale 10/18/2017

Deng Adel Tabbed To Erving Award Watch List

Teddy Bridgewater Is Clear To Practice

No More Excuses For Louisville Football

David Padgett Discusses Life As UofL’s Acting Head Coach

Rick Pitino Files Federal Lawsuit Against Adidas

Dear Coach Pitino: An Open Letter From A Lifelong Louisville Fan

A Non-Fitting Farewell For A Lost Legend

Bobby Petrino Press Conference 10-16-17

ULAA Unanimously Votes to Terminate Rick Pitino’s Employment

Full Report On How 84 Schools And 6 Conferences Handled FBI Investigation

Pitino’s Attorney Distributes 53-Page Defense Of Rick Pitino

Quentin Snider on Preseason Watch List for 2018 Bob Cousy Award

Teddy Bridgewater Is Returning

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Top Stories 10-17-17

 

Here are the top stories from yesterday October 17th at CardinalSportsZone.com!

No More Excuses For Louisville Football

Jurich To Be Fired With Just Cause

Rick Pitino Files Federal Lawsuit Against Adidas

Under Armour All-Americans Reaffirm Their Commitments To UofL

Dear Coach Pitino: An Open Letter From A Lifelong Louisville Fan

15 UofL Coaches Sign Letter To Greg Postel Supporting Tom Jurich

A Non-Fitting Farewell For A Lost Legend

Post Practice Interviews 10-17-17

Bobby Petrino Press Conference 10-16-17

ULAA Unanimously Votes to Terminate Rick Pitino’s Employment

Full Report On How 84 Schools And 6 Conferences Handled FBI Investigation

Bobby Petrino Press Conference Tweetcap 10/16/17

Pitino’s Attorney Distributes 53-Page Defense Of Rick Pitino

Quentin Snider on Preseason Watch List for 2018 Bob Cousy Award

Rick Pitino Releases Info Supporting Innocence

Teddy Bridgewater Is Returning

Dick Vitale Takes To Twitter In Defense Of Rick Pitino

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Top Stories 10-16-17

 

Here are the top stories from yesterday October 16th at CardinalSportsZone.com!

 

Dear Coach Pitino: An Open Letter From A Lifelong Louisville Fan

15 UofL Coaches Sign Letter To Greg Postel Supporting Tom Jurich

A Non-Fitting Farewell For A Lost Legend

Bobby Petrino Press Conference 10-16-17

ULAA Unanimously Votes to Terminate Rick Pitino’s Employment

Full Report On How 84 Schools And 6 Conferences Handled FBI Investigation

Bobby Petrino Press Conference Tweetcap 10/16/17

Pitino’s Attorney Distributes 53-Page Defense Of Rick Pitino

Quentin Snider on Preseason Watch List for 2018 Bob Cousy Award

Rick Pitino Releases Info Supporting Innocence

Teddy Bridgewater Is Returning

Dick Vitale Takes To Twitter In Defense Of Rick Pitino

TWICA: October 16th

No More Excuses For Louisville Football

ULAA Approves One Year Contract For David Padgett

Red-White Game Highlights & Presser

Louisville Vs Boston College Photo Gallery

Lamar Jackson Highlights From Boston College

Red-White Scrimmage Photo Gallery

Louisville vs Boston College: Postgame Thoughts

UofL Football Postgame Presser: Boston College

Hikutini Promoted To Active Roster

Cardinal Football Players Supporting Each Other

Louisville Vs Murray State Photo Gallery

Open Basketball Practice Photo Gallery

Louisville Vs Kent State Photo Gallery – Part 2

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Top Stories Weekend Edition 10/14-15

 

Here are the top stories from the weekend (10/14-15) at CardinalSportsZone.com!

 

Louisville Vs Boston College Photo Gallery

Lamar Jackson Highlights From Boston College

Red-White Scrimmage Photo Gallery

Louisville vs Boston College: Postgame Thoughts

UofL Football Postgame Presser: Boston College

Hikutini Promoted To Active Roster

Cardinal Football Players Supporting Each Other

Louisville Vs Murray State Photo Gallery

Open Basketball Practice Photo Gallery

Louisville Vs Kent State Photo Gallery – Part 2

Louisville vs. Kent State Photo Gallery – Part 1

Midseason Highlight Photo Gallery

Lamar Jackson Photo Gallery

David Padgett’s Post Game Press Conference Red-White Scrimmage

Mens Basketball Practice Report From Mr. L

The Barbour Shop: Dez Fitzpatrick? More Like Dez Sixpatrick

I Got Your Back: Part 2

David Padgett Announces Hiring Of Trent Johnson As Assistant Basketball Coach (Pictures & Video)

James Patterson, Lonnie Ali And Dr. Mark Lynn Pen Letter In Support Of Jurich

Teddy Bridgewater Expected To Start Practicing Next Week

Men’s Basketball Luncheon Tickets Now Available

Coach David Padgett’s Presser

Vince Tyra Presser 10-4-17

Asia Durr Named College Sports Madness Preseason All-American

Vince Tyra’s Introductory Presser

 

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Top Stories 10-13-17

 

Here are the top stories from yesterday October 12th at CardinalSportsZone.com!

Everything You Need to Know: Louisville v. Boston College

Letters of Suspension for Kenny Johnson And Jordan Fair

David Padgett’s Post Game Press Conference Red-White Scrimmage

Mens Basketball Practice Report From Mr. L

The Barbour Shop: Dez Fitzpatrick? More Like Dez Sixpatrick

I Got Your Back: Part 2

Brendan McKay Grabs Another Honor And Water Is Wet

David Padgett Announces Hiring Of Trent Johnson As Assistant Basketball Coach (Pictures & Video)

Nunnsense| Louisville Can Make The Orange Bowl With A Little Help From The Defense

Anthony Floyd To Have Jersey Honored At Boston College Game On Saturday

James Patterson, Lonnie Ali And Dr. Mark Lynn Pen Letter In Support Of Jurich

Trent Johnson Named New Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

Jordan Fair Relieved Of His Position

Former 2018 Commit Still Interested In UofL

WDRB’s Bill Lamb States His Case For UofL To Keep Tom Jurich

Teddy Bridgewater Expected To Start Practicing Next Week

Football Recruiting: Weekly Stats for UofL Commits/Recruits

Men’s Basketball Luncheon Tickets Now Available

Louisville Vs Murray State Photo Gallery

Open Basketball Practice Photo Gallery

Louisville Vs Kent State Photo Gallery – Part 2

Louisville vs. Kent State Photo Gallery – Part 1

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Brendan McKay With Walk-Off For Hudson Valley

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Brendan McKay hit his first professional walk-off home run last night. He hit a two run walk off in the bottom of the 10th inning against Tri City. The game was also McKay’s first three hit game of his professional career as well.

Brendan McKay Wins Golden Spikes Award

 

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Brendan McKay has won just about every baseball award he possibly could , including the Dick Howser trophy, ACC player of the year, John Olerud 2-way player of the year, Baseball America player of the year and he was the 4th pick in the MLB draft.  Well, you can add Golden Spikes awards to his list. The Golden Spikes award is given annually to the best amateur baseball player in the United States based on their athletic ability, sportsmanship, character and overall contribution to the sport.

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Video: McKay & Henzman Award Ceremony Presentation

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Following Brendan McKay and Lincoln Henzman winning the Dick Howser Trophy and Stopper Of The Year award respectively, both players speak to the media and are presented with their awards.