Alumni Update: David McCabe

by Jason Booth

After starting all 17 games last season as a true freshman with UNC Charlotte, David McCabe returned to campus this year looking to do damage and he's done just that through the 49ers first six games. 

This past weekend in a three game set against William & Mary McCabe went 6-for-13 with three home runs, a double and 6 RBI's. He also added seven runs scored, a walk and showed off some sneaky quickness with a stolen base in the series opener. 

The highlight of the weekend was that same series opener as Saturday as the Oshawa native went 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs and a double en route to a fourth straight victory to open the 2021 season. On Monday McCabe was named Conference USA Hitter of the Week. 

Charlotte is now 6-0 to start the year and McCabe is one of the leading forces behind that as he's been a force out of the two-hole for the 49ers. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound first baseman is tied for the team lead with four home runs and ranks in the top three in nearly every offensive category. 

"I watched a lot of McCabe back in 2019 and he always stood out as one of the better hitters, no matter the competition. Not only was he able to hit for average but he could hit for power as well, often times having the loudest rounds of batting practice," says Director of Media, Cam Black-Araujo, who's been scouting players in the province for PBR since 2018.

"I don't think it comes as a surprise to anyone to see David having this kind of success at the dish so early in his collegiate career, especially after getting 17 games under his belt in a COVID shortened 2020 season."

McCabe spent three seasons with the Team Ontario program, from 2016 to 2018, and his hard work and dedication have allowed him to develop tremendously on both sides of the ball. We're excited to continue watching David as he's really just getting started at UNC Charlotte. 

(Photo via Charlotte Athletics)