McKay with more honors
University of Louisville All-American Brendan McKay continues to rake in the postseason honors.
McKay, the No. 4 pick in the MLB Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays, has been named Perfect Game National Player of the Year, to go along with the same award by Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball Newspaper.
McKay was also named first-team All-American by the National Baseball Writers' Association of America and Perfect Game. He also won the John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year for the third straight season.
As a junior, McKay has a 10-3 record with a 2.34 ERA and a school record 140 strikeouts in 104.0 innings. He has a 31-10 record all-time at U of L and leads the school in career strikeouts, while also batting .328 with 27 home runs and 46 doubles.
He was also named a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award with J.B. Bukauskas (North Carolina), Adam Haseley (Virginia) and Brent Rooker (Mississippi State). The honor will be announced on June 29.
More All-Americans honored
Third baseman Drew Ellis and closer Lincoln Henzman were both named First-Team All-Americans by Perfect Game and also by the Baseball Writers Association on Wednesday.
Relief pitcher Sam Bordner was named a third-team All-American. It was the first All-American honor for Bordner.
U of L's final draft picks
Louisville had eight players selected in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft this week.
McKay was the fourth pick, while Ellis was the 44th pick and Lincoln Henzman went in the fourth round with Devin Hairston and Kade McClure both going in the sixth round.
Three more went on the final day of the draft.
Junior catcher Colby Fitch was selected in the 13th round by the Philadelphia Phillies, senior outfielder Logan Taylor went in the 16th round to the Chicago White Sox and sophomore pitcher Riley Thompson was taken in the 25th round by the New York Yankees.
The eight Cardinals chosen in this year’s draft (as well as the 2016 draft) ranks as the second highest total in school history trailing only the 10 players selected in 2010. Overall, Louisville has produced seven or more MLB Draft selections five times in the last eight years.
A total of 75 players from the ACC were drafted.
U of L signees drafted
The Cardinals had three signees drafted, including Ballard's Jo Adell at No. 10.
On the final day, pitcher Reid Detmers and pitcher Bobby Miller were taken. Detmers was a 32nd round pick by the Atlanta Braves, while Miller was picked in the 38th round by the Baltimore Orioles.