Remember the name Brendan McKay. The Louisville junior knocked four dingers out of the park in Tuesday’s win over Eastern Kentucky, tying a school record for the No. 2 Cardinals.
Brendan McKay hit 4 HOME RUNS and had 9 RBI today! The four HRs are the most by an individual in NCAA D1 this year.
— Louisville Baseball (@UofLBaseball) April 25, 2017
— Dan Koob (@DanKoob_WLKY) April 25, 2017
McKay spoke to Scout.com’s Michael McCammon after his historic performance. Forget four home runs. McKay said he hasn’t had a multi-homer game at all since he was 12 years old:
Louisville's Brendan McKay talks about his 4 HR game… pic.twitter.com/hkdLseBqRz
— Michael McCammon (@mcmichael20) April 26, 2017
McKay finished the game 4-for-5, with all four hits being home runs. The lone out was a strikeout. So shouts out to EKU pitcher Max Ford, who somehow managed to blow one past him.
We’re still not sure if McKay will be developed as a pitcher or a first baseman. He’s having a killer year on the mound with a 1.83 ERA and 83 strikeouts against 15 walks in 59 innings. But he’s also hitting .405/530/.746 with 11 home runs and 39 RBI, with almost twice as many walks as strikeouts this season.
Hopefully this kid lands on an NL team so even if he does wind up as a pitcher we get to see him bat more than a few times per year.
[Larry Brown Sports | Photo credit: Alyson Boyer Rode]