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30 Titans in 30 Days....Day 18- Connor McKay

POSTED May 30, 2013
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney

Connor McKay

College: University of Kansas

Year: Sophomore

Position: OF

Hometown: Parker, CO

Titans Outlook: Had a strong sophomore year for the Jayhawks in 2013, sporting a .270 batting average in 37 games, 34 of them starts.

Team got all the way to the Big 12 Title game before falling to Oklahoma in final game.

Was named to the All-Tournament team for his efforts in the post season.

Stats included 20 runs scored, 34 hits, 6 doubles, 3 triples, 2 homeruns and 18 RBI’s.

As a freshman, Mckay played in 43 games, making 41 starts with 19 games started in center field, 20 in right field and two at designated hitter.

Hit .203 with two doubles, five homers and 20 RBIs.

Batted .241 with all five homers against non-conference foes.

Hit .242 with men on base and recorded nine multi-hit games and five multi-RBI contests.

Collected first collegiate hit against Bowling Green (Feb. 18).

Hit first home run leading off game against Mississippi Valley State (Feb. 24). Finished off Stony Brook (March 9) with a game-winning homer in the top of the 14th inning against Stony Brook (March 9).

Launched first grand slam by a KU freshman in three years against Minnesota (March 10).

Collected two hits and three RBIs against Southern Utah (March 21).

Drove in a pair of runs against Kansas State (April 25).

Before KU at Regis Jesuit HS: Lettered twice for head coach Steve Cavnar, who’s assistant coach was former major leaguer Walt Weiss.

A 2010 Under Armor All-American.

During that season, he batted .446 with 10 homers and 34 RBIs.

First recipient of the Kelly Kulina Award at the Under Armor All-America game. Named the No. 1 player in the state of Colorado and No. 76 nationally following his junior year.

Selected to play in Area Code games following freshman and sophomore seasons. Batted .515 during his sophomore year with 11 homers and a 1.010 slugging percentage.

Helped Red Raiders post an undefeated record during 2009.

Named Under Armor preseason All-America prior to his sophomore and junior seasons.

Hit .495 as a high school freshman with nine homers.

Member of the Colorado Junior Olympic baseball team.

Also lettered three times in football at wide receiver.  

Named all-conference honorable mention as a junior.

Injured during senior football season and missed most of senior baseball season.

Drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 24th round of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

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