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Brendan McKay Autograph Signing Before UofL VS Indiana

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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 Grabs Another Honor And Water Is Wet

While at Louisville, Brendan McKay won Honor after honor and broke record after record. When he fell on draft day (despite the record pay day) every person who watched him play at UofL knew he would use that as a chip on his sholder and would let nothing stand in his way. So far his Minor League career has been a good one. Bendan has an ERA of 1.84 in 6 games games started and is batting .232 with 16 hits and 4 HR’s. These accolades are good enough to not only land him in the top 20 of NYP League but is good enough to land him at #1. We wish the you the best of luck going forward and cannot wait to see you in the Majors soon! The full story on Brendan is below! Click to see the unusual schedule that Brendan has had this season and the faith the Rays have in him! Also some highlights from his Rookie year.

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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.

CWS Day 1 Highlights: Louisville

Here are some highlights from day 1 in Omaha. The Cards play TAMU Sunday at 2pm in the College World Series.

Louisville Vs Toledo Pressers After Game 3 Whoopin!

After troubles early in game one, the Cards turned around & swept Toledo. The Cards won game 3 17-2. Here are the pressers from after game.

Dan McDonnell

 

Brendan McKay

 

Colin Lyman

Go Cards!

Brendan McKay Highlight Video

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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.

Have Yourself A Day Mr. McKay (Video)

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Per gocards.com,

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

UofL Baseball Postgame Presser: Pitt G1

Here are today’s Pressers from after game 1 vs Pitt to take the Cards to 13-0 on the season. The Cards best start in history is 17-0 in 1957.

Dan McDonnel

Brendan McKay

Louisville Baseball Demolishes Morehead State, 20-2

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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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Brendan McKay Named Pre Season Player Of The Year

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Garett Wall

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville junior lefthanded pitcher and first baseman Brendan McKay was named Monday as the preseason National Player of the Year and as a First Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball newspaper, while junior righthanded pitcher Kade McClure was a third team selection.

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Summer Baseball Notebook

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UofL Baseball S.I.D. Garett Wall

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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Brendan McKay: 2 Time Olerud Award Winner

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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.

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Summer Notebook: Hairston, McKay Begin Summer Tour With Team USA

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The summer tour for the 2016 USA Baseball Collegiate Team, which includes rising Louisville juniors Devin Hairston and Brendan McKay, officially kicked off Monday with day one of training camp at the Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy in Compton, California.

Hairston and McKay are among 29 of the nation’s top collegiate underclassmen in Southern California for this week’s team trials, which began with an afternoon practice session on Monday. Team USA will play five games against teams from the California Collegiate League, starting today (Tuesday) at 1:30 p.m., PT against the Santa Barbara Foresters at Dodger Stadium. The USA Collegiate National Team and the Foresters will also play on Wednesday (June 29) at 5 p.m. at Caesar Uyesaka Stadium on the campus of UC-Santa Barbara.

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Louisville Announces 2016 Summer Baseball Assignments

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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.

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Trio Of Cardinals Named ABCA All-Americans

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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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School Record Six Cardinals Receive NCBWA All-America Honors

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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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McKay Named Olerud Finalist

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GARETT WALL UOFL BASEBALL SID

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.

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