Louisville two-way superstar Brendan McKay made yet another massive statement on Tuesday in his quest to bring home the 2017 Golden Spikes Award.
McKay slugged a school-record four home runs and finished with nine RBI as the second-ranked Cardinals hammered Eastern Kentucky, 14-4. He now leads the team in home runs with 11.
McKay homered in each of his first three at-bats, becoming the first UofL player to drop at least three long balls in one game since current Cincinnati Reds star did so against Notre Dame back in 2009. He then matched the school record with one final jack in the top of the 9th.
The only other Louisville player to hit four home runs in a single game was Jim LaFountain, who did so against Western Kentucky back in 1976.
Devin Mann and Drew Ellis also homered for U of L, which wrapped up a season sweep of the Colonels. Louisville beat EKU 19-3 at home back on Feb. 22.
Louisville will keep things in-state on Wednesday, taking on Northern Kentucky at Louisville Slugger Field. Tickets are $5 and first pitch is set for 6 p.m.