Mckay Goes overseas, continues dream


Tougaloo, MS – Rodney McKay, a former standout pitcher for the Tougaloo College Bulldog Baseball Team continues his dream of playing the game he loves so much…BASEBALL. On Sunday, McKay pitched in his very first professional baseball game. McKay is located in Yorkton, Canada playing for the Yorkton Cardinals in the Western Major Baseball League (WMBL). On Sunday, McKay started against the best team in the league (Weyburn Beavers); pitching five (5) innings, striking out five (5) batters, walking two (2) batters, and giving up four (4) hits.

During his tenure as a Bulldog, McKay led the team each year in earned run average (ERA) and he was the first baseball player in the history of Tougaloo Baseball to be selected to the GCAC All-Conference Team as a pitcher during his junior year (2014). During that same year, McKay not only led his team in ERA, but he led the conference in ERA (3.76), strikeouts (47), and strikeouts per game (6.10). This past season, McKay led the conference in strikeouts (62) and was second in strikeouts per game (7.09).

When asked about his thoughts on continuing his dream, McKay said “It feels great to be playing on a high level of competition as a professional in another country. It’s a great experience and I thank God for giving me this opportunity to do so. I know without the support of my parents, family, Coaches Earl Sanders, Dante Benford, and Gary Anderson, and SID Eric Pilcher, this would not have been possible. Thank you for your support and prayers and I look forward to making you proud.” McKay will continue with the Cardinals through the season, which ends in mid-August. From there, who knows what God has in store for this talented and ambition young man.