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Cats’ White drafted by Mariners in MLB Draft; Cards’ star McKay chosen as fourth overall pick by D-Rays

By Keith Taylor KyForward Senior Sports Writer Evan White is going to the next level and Louisville standout Brendan McKay also is taking his two-way act to the major leagues. The University of Kentucky first baseman was the 17th overall pick by the Seattle Mariners in the Major League Baseball Draft Monday night, becoming the fifth player in school history chosen in the opening round. He joins Alex...

McClure, Ellis come alive as Cards gain advantage over Wildcats in NCAA Super Regional opener

By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent LOUISVILLE — Two players, Kade McClure and Drew Ellis, who had essentially been AWOL during the postseason for the University of Louisville baseball team, came through in a big way in the NCAA Super Regional Friday afternoon. McClure handled things on the mound, while Ellis provided the punch at the plate as the No. 7-seeded Cardinals (51-10) held off UK’s...

McClure draws surprising start for Cards against Wildcats, not two-time Player of the Year McKay

By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent LOUISVILLE — Kentucky won’t see college baseball’s two-time player of the year until at least Saturday in the NCAA Super Regional — on the mound, anyway. In something of a surprise move, UofL coach Dan McDonnell announced Thursday afternoon that the Cards will start junior righthander Kade McClure (7-3, 3.63 ERA) instead of junior lefty...

Ellis, second-ranked Cards on a roll as momentum builds down the stretch for NCAA postseason play

By Russ Brown KyForward correspondent LOUISVILLE — After practice Monday afternoon, Drew Ellis hit the links for a round of golf with a few of his University of Louisville baseball teammates, one of the ways he tries to relieve the pressure of being one of the top players on one of the best college teams in America. “I try to stay relaxed, stay as loose as possible and just have fun with...