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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.
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.
Prior to the 2017 University of Louisville baseball season we put together a Brendan McKay highlight video for you to enjoy. The highlights are from last season but rest assured that after the MLB draft we will bring you a Brendan McKay tribute video complete with all his Louisville highlights. Enjoy this video and enjoy watching history in the making as he is a once in a lifetime player.
RICHMOND, Ky. – All-American Brendan McKay matched a school record with four home runs and finished with a career-best nine RBI to lead the No. 2 Louisville baseball team to a 14-4 road victory against Eastern Kentucky on Tuesday afternoon at Earle Combs Stadium. Read the rest of this entry
In an offensive show of force, the Louisville Cardinals defeated the Morehead State Eagles by an astounding 18 runs, in which 4 separate players drove in at least 3 RBIs. The Cards drove in 5, 7 and 4 runs in the fifth, seventh and eighth innings respectively. Game MVP Drew Ellis totaled 5 RBIs, where he had an RBI sacrifice fly in the 5th inning, as well as a grand slam in the 7th inning. Ellis was the fourth Cardinal to have a home run, with Colin Lyman having a 3 run homer in the 5th, Colby Fitch having a 2 run homer in the 6th, and Michael Bollmer having a 3 run home run in the 8th. In relief of starting pitcher Bryan Hoeing, pitcher Jake Sparger came away with the W, moving to 1-0 on the season.
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The 2016 USA Baseball Collegiate National Team, featuring rising University of Louisville juniors Devin Hairston and Brendan McKay, split its four games against Chinese Taipei last week while also withstanding Super Typhoon Nepartak, which made landfall in Taiwan on July 8.
In a series originally slated for five games, Team USA won games two (3-1) and four (3-2) while dropping games one (8-7) and three (3-2) before the deciding fifth game was cancelled in the fourth inning due to heavy rains and lightning. The two teams played on July 5-6 as scheduled before adjusting the slate with a doubleheader on July 7 in advance of the arrival of Nepartak. After successfully navigating the heavy rains and winds on July 8, the attempt to determine a series winner on July 9 was halted early because of inclement weather.
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LUBBOCK, Texas – University of Louisville sophomore pitcher and first baseman Brendan McKay was named Friday as the John Olerud Two-way Player of the Year Award winner becoming the first repeat winner of the prestigious honor.
After winning the award as a freshman in 2015, the Darlington, Pennsylvania native did not suffer from any kind of sophomore slump successfully maintaining his status as the nation’s top two-way player. McKay put up tremendous numbers in 2016 en route to earning All-America honors from six different organizations as well as garnering All-Atlantic Coast Conference First Team accolades as both a pitcher and hitter. He was also a finalist for the Dick Howser Trophy, which honors the top player in all of college baseball.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Following its fourth straight NCAA Super Regional appearance and a second straight ACC Atlantic Division championship, the Louisville baseball program kicked off its preparations for the 2017 season Monday with the announcement of the team’s summer baseball assignments.
The Cardinals have 18 underclassmen assigned to four different wooden bat leagues as well as the USA Collegiate National Team this summer. Rising juniors Devin Hairston and Brendan McKay are leading the way as they compete this summer with Team USA, starting with the team training camp on June 27 in Southern California.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville baseball team added three more All-America honors on Saturday as the American Baseball Coaches Association named sophomore pitcher/first baseman Brendan McKay and junior outfielder Corey Ray to its first team and included sophomore shortstop Devin Hairston as a third team selection.
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Louisville baseball team set a school record Wednesday with six players receiving All-America recognition from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, including five first team honorees.
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Reigning John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Brendan McKay was named Tuesday as one of three finalists for this season’s honor as announced by the National College Baseball Hall of Fame.
McKay, a sophomore lefthanded pitcher and first baseman, was joined by Virginia outfielder/left-hander Adam Haseley and Dallas Baptist first baseman/right-hander Darick Hall as the finalists for the award, which goes to the nation’s top player who plays in the field as well as contributes to his team’s success on the mound.