Georgia Tech baseball’s Kyle McCann will swing for the fences in Saturday’s College Home Run Derby
First pitch of the Home Run Derby is set for 8 p.m. ET, on Saturday, June 30, at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha. Event to air LIVE on ESPN2
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2018 All-ACC Third Team
2018 (Sophomore): Named to the all-ACC third team ... Played in 54 games, making 49 starts at first base, catcher and designated hitter … Hit .300 with 15 home runs, a triple, 10 doubles and 37 walks … His 15 home runs were second on the team, which included three grand slams, and tied for sixth in the ACC … Also drove in 45 RBIs, which ranked second on the team, and scored 48 runs … Was second on the team and fifth in the ACC in slugging percentage at .600 on the season … Also posted a .423 on-base percentage for the year … Totaled 12 multi-hit games and 11 multi-RBI games on the season … Recorded a season-high six-game hitting streak on the year … Hit seven home runs and drove in 24 RBIs in ACC play … Posted four hits in a game twice – at Mercer (April 10) and at home versus No. 10 Duke (May 18) … Drove in a career-high seven RBIs in the home win over Kennesaw State (April 18) … Hit three home runs in second game of the doubleheader versus Dartmouth (Feb. 24), becoming just the 12th player in Georgia Tech history to hit three home runs in a single game … Also hit two home runs in the road win at Mercer (April 10) and two home runs in the home win over Kennesaw State (April 18) … Went 1-for-2 with three walks and a run scored versus Bradley (Feb. 17) … Was 3-for-5 with three home runs, four RBIs and three runs scored in the second game of the doubleheader sweep over Dartmouth (Feb. 24) … Was 3-for-4 with a home run, a triple, a walk, two RBIs and two runs in the shutout versus Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Feb. 27) … Walked four times, hit a double and scored three runs in the road win at Georgia State (March 7) … Had a pinch-hit single in game one at No. 6 Clemson (March 9) … Hit a two-run home run in game two of the doubleheader at No. 6 Clemson (March 10) … Went 1-for-2 with three walks and two runs scored in the road loss at No. 13 Auburn (March 13) … Was a combined 5-for-13 with a home run, a double, five RBIS and two runs scored in the three-game home series versus Virginia Tech (March 18) … Also went 4-for-11 with a home run, two walks, an RBI and four runs scored in the three-game ACC series at No. 6 NC State (March 23-25) … Was a combined 4-for-12 with a double, a walk and four runs scored in the three-game series sweep of Miami (March 30-April 1) … Tallied two doubles (3-for-4), drove in three RBIs and scored three runs in the series clinching win over No. 6 Florida State (April 8) … Was a stellar 4-for-7 with two home runs, including a grand slam, five RBIs and two runs scored in the blowout road win at Mercer (April 10) … Hit what proved to be the game-winning grand slam in the top of the ninth to go 2-for-5 with four RBIs in the series-opening win at Pittsburgh (April 13) … Hit two home runs, including another grand slam, to go 3-for-5 with seven RBIs in the route of Kennesaw State (April 18) … Went 3-for-13 with a home run, a walk, an RBI and four runs scored in the three-game road series at No. 8 North Carolina … Drove in one run in the home loss to No. 20 Georgia (April 25) … Was 1-for-3 with a home run, a walk, two RBIs and a run scored in the Saturday win over Wake Forest (April 28) …Went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI in the extra-inning walk-off win over Radford (May 5) … Was 1-for-2 with a double, a walk and a run scored versus No. 15 Georgia (May 8) at SunTrust Park … Went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk and a run scored in the series opener at Virginia (May 11) … Was 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, an RBI and a run scored in the home win over SEMO (May 15) … Closed out the regular season going 6-for-13 with a home run, a walk, five RBIs and five runs scored in the series win over No. 10 Duke (May 17-19) … Went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk and a run scored at the ACC Championship versus Pittsburgh (May 22) … Also went 1-for-3 with a walk against North Carolina at the ACC Championship … Competed in the 2018 Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans College Home Run Derby at TD Ameritrade Park Omaha in Omaha, Neb. on July 1.
2017 (Freshman): Played in 48 games on the season, starting 38 contests ... Saw time at first base, catcher and designated hitter ... Hit .198 with nine home runs and one double ... His nine home runs were fourth on the team ... Drove in 21 RBIs and scored 29 runs ... Totaled 24 base hits and walked 33 times on the year ... Posted a .430 slugging percentage and a .383 on-base percentage on the season ... Recorded four multi-hit games and four multi-RBI games ... Posted a season-high on-base streak of 12 straight games late in the year ... Made his first career start and recorded his first career hit going 1-for-3 with a run scored in the win over Marshall (Feb. 18) ... Went 1-for-4 with a walk, an RBI and run scored in the road win at Georgia Southern (Feb. 21) ... Was a combined 2-for-2 with two home runs, three RBIs and two runs scored off the bench in the two wins versus Youngstown State (Feb. 24 & 25) ... Went 2-for-7 with two walks, an RBI and three runs scored in the three-game series with Belmont (Mar. 3-5) ... Hit a home run and went 1-for-4 with two RBIs in the final game of the three-game series versus No. 9 North Carolina (Mar. 19) ... Was 2-for-4 with a run scored in the series-opener versus No. 5 Clemson (Mar. 31) ... Went 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk, two RBIs and two runs scored in the road win at No. 7 Auburn (April 4) ... Was a combined 2-for-10 with two home runs, two walks, two RBIs and four runs scored in the three-game series at Virginia Tech (April 21-22) ... Hit a solo home run in the home contest versus UGA (April 25) ... Drew three walks and scored two runs in the game against Georgia at SunTrust Park (May 9) ... Hit a solo home run in Tech's road win at Duke on Mother's Day (May 14) ... Hit a solo home run, drew six walks, drove in three RBIs and scored four runs in the three-game ACC series with No. 8 Virginia (May 18-20) ... Recorded an RBI double and went 2-for-3 with a walk versus No. 12 Wake Forest (May 25) at the 2017 ACC Baseball Championship.
Before Tech: Lettered for four years in baseball at Lambert High School ... Was a team captain his senior season ... A 2016 Perfect Game/Rawlings honorable mention all-American ... Also a 2016 Perfect Game southeast all-region second team honoree ... A 2015 Perfect Game underclass second team all-American ... Ranked as high as No. 43 nationally at catcher by Perfect Game in the Class of 2016 ... Also ranked as high as No. 6 in the state of Georgia at catcher by Perfect Game in the Class of 2016 ... Ranked as No. 44 overall by Perfect Game for the Class of 2016 in the state of Georgia for his senior season ... Helped his team to win both the state and national championships his sophomore season in 2014 ... Played for the East Cobb Yankees in 2015 and 2016 ... Was the MVP at the Perfect Game WWBA National Championships ... Also a member of the Yankees team that won the 18U Connie Mack World Series and the WWBA National Championships.
Personal: Full name is Kyle Joseph McCann ... Born on Dec. 2, 1997 in Atlanta, Ga. ... Son of Joe and Kim McCann ... Has a younger brother named Cooper ... Father, Joe, played major league baseball with the New York Mets ... Also enjoys playing golf, fishing and wakeboarding ... Started playing baseball at the age of four ... Chose Tech because of baseball, a chance to get a great education and its proximity to home ... Intends to major in business administration.