Cougars News · Blackhawk Honors Brendan McKay


On Friday January 4, 2019, the Blackhawk School District honored Brendan McKay, a 2014 Graduate of Blackhawk.  Brendan had an astonishing baseball career at Blackhawk before accepting a full scholarship to the University of Louisville, where Brendan was considered to be the top two-way player in the country.  Brendan was selected 4th overall by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft.  Congratulations Brendan!!

BRENDAN MCKAY BASEBALL STATISTICS

BLACKHAWK GRADUATE IN 2014

VARSITY BASEBALL STARTER 2011-2014 – 4 YEAR LETTER WINNER

 

CAREER STATS AT BLACKHAWK

HITTING – 234 AB    101 HITS     9 HR     68 RBI’S     .432 AVG

PITCHING – 30 WINS     2 LOSSES     245 INNINGS PITCHED     386 SO     0.51 ERA

 

BLACKHAWK BASEBALL RECORDS HELD AT GRADUATION AND CURRENTLY

HIGHEST SEASON BATTING AVG – AT GRADUATION

HIGHEST CAREER BATTING AVG – AT GRADUATION

MOST HITS IN A SEASON – AT GRADUATION

MOST CAREER HITS – AT GRADUATION

MOST WINS IN A CAREER – CURRENTLY – 30 WINS

MOST STRIKEOUTS IN A SEASON – CURRENTLY – 130 STRIKEOUTS

MOST STRIKEOUTS IN A GAME – CURRENTLY – 20 STRIKEOUTS (ACCOMPLISHED THIS 2 TIMES)

BEST ERA IN A SEASON – 0.13 ERA

NO-HITTERS – 3 CAREER

 

NATIONAL RECORD – 2ND ALL TIME

NO EARNED RUNS CONSECUTIVE INNINGS – 72 1/3 INNINGS 2013-2014

 

INDIVIDUAL RECOGNITION AT BLACKHAWK AND UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE

2012 – PITTSBURGH POST GAZETTE AND BEAVER COUNTY TIMES PLAYER OF THE YEAR

2013 – WPIAL PITCHER OF THE YEAER – GATORADE PENNSYLVANIA BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR

2014 – WPIAL PITCHER OF THE YEAR – GATORADE PENNSYLVANIA BASEBAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR – PITTSBURGH POST GAZETTE, TRIBUNE REVIEW, BEAVER COUNTY TIMES, MSA SPORTS PLAYER OF THE YEAR – PITTSBURGH POST GAZETTE, BEAVER COUTNY TIMES BASEBAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR

2015 – NATIONAL FRESHMEN OF THE YEAR

2015-17 – BASEBALL AMERICA FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN

2015-17 – NCBWA FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN

2015-17 – JOHN OLERUD AWARD WINNER – TOP TWO WAY PLAYER

2016 – LOUISVILLE REGIONAL MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER

2016-17 – ABCA FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN

2016-17 – ALL ACC FIRST TEAM, STARTING PITCHER/DH

2017 – CONSENSUS NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR

2017 – GOLDEN SPIKES AWARD, DIVISION 1 BASEBALL NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR, COLLEGE WORLD SERIES ALL TOURNAMNET TEAM

2017 – DRAFTED BY TAMPA BAY – 4th OVERALL – HIGHEST DRAFT POSITION IN SCHOOL HISTORY