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
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Feb. 22, 2010
A Successful Opening
Well baseball fans, the Army baseball team got back into West
Point on Sunday night at about 11 p.m. following an eventful trip to
The long bus rides are a highlight of each weekend because of the
time we get to spend with each other and share some laughs. Watching Joey
Henshaw’s 6-7 frame spread out over one seat trying to catch some sleep is
always an entertaining feature on the trips as well.
night in the hotel on Thursday was relaxing but, for every one of us, Friday
morning was the day we had been looking forward to since that final day in
Austin, Texas, last June.
Clint Moore highlighted the “second annual opening game power
surge,” blasting a home run to left-center field that cleared the batting cages
that stand over 30 feet behind the fence in the win over Dayton. At the end of
the weekend, we defeated Wake Forest 5-2 on Saturday evening in what was what
you would call an “ugly win.” However, any one of us would rather take one of
those kinds of wins than a tally in the loss column any day.
Freshman Clayton Mosley made his collegiate debut at the plate,
with a hit by pitch, which is one of the things we actually work on at practice.
Seniors Chris Simpkins, Steve Cummings and Matt Fouch all saw mound time this
weekend and flaunted their talent and experience when called upon.
It was great to get back out on the field with the team and then
have time to spend with our families, friends and fans following the games.
After a morning practice on Sunday, we had a tailgate put together by the
visiting families and Doug Ferguson, who provides entertainment for the whole
crowd every time we see him. Thanks for all the support this first weekend, and
we’ll look forward to getting after it on the ball field next weekend.
(photos courtesy of Army Media Relations Office)