Pennsylvania HS Pitcher close to breaking “scoreless inning” streak

(Photo courtesy of sports.yahoo.com)
(Photo courtesy of sports.yahoo.com)

The left-handed pitcher for Beaver Falls Blackhawk High has not given up a single run as a high school senior.  Brandon McKay, has not given up a run in 58 consecutive innings pitched.  His streak dates all the way back to his junior year, and has caught the attention of many scouts.

It was reported by Yahoo! Sports that scouts love to come to his games and always take up the opportunity to see him pitch whenever he is the starting pitcher.  Standing at 6-foot-2 and weighing 205 pounds, McKay has a record of 5-0 with an ERA (earned run average) of 0.00, with 78 strikeouts in just 34 innings.  He has an accumulated record of 27-1 with an ERA of 0.43 in a total 209 innings pitched, according to Post-Gazette.

McKay’s most recent performance was stellar and impressive, throwing a one-hit shutout with 14 strikeouts and no walks.  This performance aided him to surpass seven of the top ten scoreless streaks in the nation.  In just this season, McKay also has two 20-strikeout games and has a rare opportunity to break, as well as set, the national record.

Bob Amalia, the Blackhawks’ coach stated in an interview, “I think the kids get more excited than him.  We had four scouts at our inter-squad game the other day.  However, the bigger the stage for him, the better he is.  If there would be 100 scouts, he would probably be better because it doesn’t faze him.”

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