Published: 12:54 PM, Wed May 09, 2012
Local product Kevin McKague chosen Patriot League's Player of the Year
Jack Britt High School product Kevin McKague has been named the Patriot League's Player of the Year after leading Army's baseball team to the regular-season championship.
McKague, a 6-foot-5, 230-pound senior infielder/reliever, led the conference with a .385 batting average. He's hit five home runs, and has a .552 slugging percentage and a .996 fielding percentage. As a pitcher, McKague has appeared in 11 games, limiting opposing batters to a .182 batting average and fashioning a 1.46 earned-run average.
Army is 37-12 overall and won the Patriot League with an 18-2 record. The Black Knights swept the league's four major awards and placed five players on the all-conference first team.
Under coach Joe Sottolano, Army has already broken or tied 29 U.S. Military Academy and freshmen records this season, and has reached the 30-win plateau for the fifth time in the last nine years.
- Thomas Pope