LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – The post-season is over but the post-season honors continue to come in for the U of L baseball Cardinals.
Freshman Brendan McKay was named 1st team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association as a utility player.McKay was the Cardinals starting first baseman and hit .308 with four home runs and 34 runs batted in.He was also 9-3 with a 1.77 earned run average as a starting pitcher.
Sophomore Corey Ray was named to the second team.The outfielder hit .325 with 11 home runs and 56 RBI, as well as 34 stolen bases and 46 runs scored.Both McKay and Ray will report to the USA baseball collegiate national team in Cary, North Carolina on June 18th.
The Cards also had three more players drafted Wednesday.Pitcher Josh Rogers, a Sophomore from New Albany was chosen in the 11th round (333rd overall) by the New York Yankees.Robert Strader, a Sophomore Pitcher from Louisville was taken in the 12th round (373rd overall) by the Baltimore Orioles.And Senior Infielder Sutton Whiting from New Wilmington, Pennsylvania was selected in the 24th round (713th overall) by the Chicago Cubs.
They join Kyle Funkhouser, the Junior righthander who was chosen 35th overall by the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday.
U of L finished its season at 47-18, falling to Cal State-Fullerton 4-3 in Monday night's deciding game of the Super Regional.