LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Louisville All-American Brendan McKay matched a faculty report with 4 house runs within the Cardinals’ 14-four win over Japanese Kentucky on Tuesday.
It was probably the most for an NCAA Division I participant this season. He drove in 9 runs, third-most in a recreation this season and most for a U of L participant since 2009. Tuesday’s four-for-5 outing lifted his bating common to .405 and his slugging proportion to .746.
“When a participant is having a day just like the one Brendan had at this time, you simply need to ensure you recognize it as a result of these performances will not be a standard prevalence,” stated Louisville head coach Dan McDonnell. “Brendan is a particular participant and when he is at his greatest, he could make the sport look really easy, on the plate and on the mound, and that is a uncommon mixture in a participant at this degree.”
McKay stated, “It’s neat to do, however you possibly can’t get caught up in it. Each time you hit a house run, you’ll be able to’t be fearful about going out the subsequent time and making an attempt to match your self. Baseball is tough sufficient as it’s. To hit one residence run is tough sufficient. To hit 4, you higher go purchase a lottery ticket.”
McKay additionally is likely one of the nation’s higher left-handed pitchers, with a 1.eighty three earned run common and eighty three strikeouts in fifty nine innings pitched this season.
On at this time’s Sports activities Web page phase, WDRB sports activities writers Rick Bozich and Eric Crawford speak concerning the Main League Draft choices awaiting the Louisville standout . . .
RICK BOZICH: Eric we’re going to have enjoyable tonight, we’re going to fake to be Brendan McKay, Louisville’s first baseman and pitcher, who hit 4 house runs towards Japanese Kentucky on Tuesday. You’re going to be the primary decide within the Main League Baseball Draft. Whenever you signal and go professional, do you need to be a pitcher, or do you need to be a primary baseman?
ERIC CRAWFORD: I’d even have enjoyable pretending to be his agent at this level. I feel that may be fairly good. In my thoughts, I feel he’s going to be a primary baseman. The wonderful thing about Brendan McKay is I don’t assume he’s obtained a choice at this level. He’s prepared to go wherever the scouts say he matches one of the best, wherever, perhaps, he goes the very best within the draft, and do no matter they need to do with hit. However I feel as a hitter, he confirmed that he might be particular. 4 residence runs in a recreation, and I do know it was Japanese Kentucky and all of that, however he’s been a persistently good hitter, he’s the most effective hitters in school baseball now. In fact, the one drawback is he’s one…