Alumni Spotlight: David McCabe

by Jason Booth

Despite an injury that kept him out of the lineup for nearly a month, David McCabe has been absolutely scorching baseballs throughout the 2021 NCAA baseball season. The Charlotte 49ers first baseman closed out the conference USA season this past weekend by blasting two home runs to go along with a double in the final game of the season against UNC Wilmington. 

In the entire three-game set the former Team Ontario infielder went 7-for-10 with two home runs, a double, six RBI, three runs scored and a walk. 

McCabe started the year exactly how he started it... hitting bombs. He spent the first month of the season near the top of the NCAA home run leaderboard before he went down with an injury. His numbers throughout the season have been staggering and he's been a huge offensive weapon for the 49ers who rank 22nd in the nation with a record of 40-17.

Throughout the entire season McCabe is batting .339 over 30 games with 12 home runs, nine doubles, 13 walks, 32 RBI and 24 runs scored. The 49ers now enter the Conference USA tournament as the No. 1 seed and will look to secure a spot as a regional host in the NCAA Tournament, although they're a lock to make the tournament.

McCabe began his career at Charlotte in 2020 when he was named a Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American after starting 17 games in the green and white.

The Team Ontario grad has definitely swung his way into contention as we look ahead to the 2022 MLB Draft and another big year in the Conference USA will have him positioned extremely well for an early round selection. We look forward to following McCabe throughout the rest of the 2021 season as his Charlotte 49ers hope to make a deep playoff run in the NCAA Division I tournament.

Photo Credit: UNC Charlotte Athletics