Great performance in Georgia

Cade McKee, right, a rising senior at Scott County High School, is shown with Kentucky Baseball Club Prime 17U teammate Skyelar Johnson of Woodford County at the WWBA National Championship tournament, held June 28 to July 5 at Lakepoint Sports Complex in Cartersville, Georgia. Competing in a pool of teams from Texas, Mississippi, Georgia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Canada, KBC won five of its seven games, scoring 32 runs while allowing only 13. McKee, recently named third team all-state by the Kentucky High School Baseball Coaches’ Association, was one of the top hitters and pitchers for his Nicholasville-based travel outfit.  Most notably in a 1-0 loss to Academy Canada, McKee threw a 75-pitch, complete-game gem in which he was foiled only by an unearned run. “So proud of his effort and competitiveness,” KBC coach Kevin Clary posted on Twitter after the game. McKee also had an RBI in a win over East Coast Sox of Columbus, Mississippi. KBC’s other loss in the bracket was also a 1-0 verdict to Performance Baseball Texas, in which the Kentucky squad’s Konnor Lewis struck out 13 batters and allowed only one hit. In addition to being a mainstay in the SCHS lineup and starting rotation since his freshman year, McKee enters his senior year as the starting quarterback for dad Jim and the Cardinals’ football team.