Fresh off a performance that helped him garner Most Outstanding Player honors for the Louisville Regional, sophomore Brendan McKay will get the start for the Cardinals in game one of the Super Regional.
"He just pitched last Saturday, so he gets a full weeks rest," head coach Dan McDonnell said on Wednesday afternoon. "He's been our number one for most of hte year and we feel like it's a good opportunity to hand him the ball and really not look past that game."
McKay, who was moved to the role as the weekend's leadoff starting pitcher earlier in the season, is 12-3 on the season with a 2.12 ERA. In his last outing, McKay struck out 10 in just 5.2 innings of work in Louisville's 15-3 victory over Ohio State in game two of the regional.
Last season's John Olerud Award recipient, McKay enters the Super Regional hitting .336 with five home runs and 40 RBI.