Before Kentucky baseball can start their run for Omaha tomorrow at noon, four BatCats were dubbed Collegiate Baseball All-Americans.
Pitcher Sean Hjelle and second baseman Riley Mahan both earned Second-Team nominations, while first baseman Evan White and outfielder Tristan Pompey were Third-Team honorees.
With two weeks left until the draft, Bleacher Report’s MLB mock draft shows White being drafted 12th to the Pittsburgh Pirates. While not projected to go in the first round, Mahan could also be a potential pick this year. Hjelle and Pompey, both sophomores, will be eligible for the draft next year and will be both stand a chance in the league.
Make sure to stick around tomorrow for coverage of the Cat’s first regional game against Ohio. You can follow Trey Hunstman on Twitter at @TreyHuntsmanKSR for live updates and listen to the KSR Baseball Podcast preview the regional tournament.