McKague is a junior from Fayetteville, N.C. McKague is a right-handed
pitcher and first baseman. A management major, McKague batted .389 in 50 games a
season ago with six homers and 44 RBI. He had a fielding percentage of .991,
committing just four errors in 450 chances. McKague had 23 appearances on the
mound, all in relief, and recorded seven saves. He helped the Black Knights post
a 36-21 record and win a Patriot League Championship. McKague was born in
Berlin, Germany. Both of his parents, Melanie and Robert McKague, served in the
Feb. 1, 2010
back Army Baseball fans!
2010 season is approaching fast and from now until the end of the season I’ll be
writing a weekly journal highlighting successes on the field and also the time
spent off the field, which mainly consists of joking around with teammates.
Coming off arguably the best season in Army Baseball history, expectations
remain very high for our young team. Though the senior class may be small (only
four seniors on this year’s team), they lead us on the field with experience and
know exactly what it takes to win a championship.
We return All-Americans Clint Moore and Joey Henshaw and Freshman All-American
Zach Price, along with reigning Patriot League Pitcher of the Year Ben
Koenigsfeld. There is no doubt this team has talent, and the off-season has
demonstrated just how hard we are willing to work. Whether it’s hitting the gym
at 5:30 in the morning or practicing bunt coverages before the sun rises, there
have never been signs of a lack of effort.
Starting on Monday, Feb. 1, the season officially starts, and life revolves
around baseball (for most of us, it does year-round). But three short weeks from
today, we’ll be on our way to Winston-Salem for a three-game set in my home
state of North Carolina. Let it be known, this 2010 team is very different from
last year’s squad, and by no means are we satisfied with last season’s
sign off for now and be sure to keep our fan base updated because the support we
receive from our fans truly means the world to us as players. Even in Austin,
Texas, last year with 9,000 fans in burnt orange cheering against us, all that
mattered was our Black Knights’ cheering section over towards the right-field
And in keeping with tradition: McKague Out
(photos courtesy of Army Media Relations Office)