The career lifetime .324 hitter going into the NCAA Divisional playoffs at Russ Chandler Stadium this past weekend put on a show, going 7-for-13, scoring three runs and driving in two others.
Despite his heroics, the Bears were eliminated from postseason play losing to host Georgia Tech 10-0 Friday, before falling to Alabama 5-3 Sunday. In-between the Bears took out their frustrations by whipping Elon 13-7 Saturday.
McCarty, who played designated hitter and batted second in the lineup throughout the weekend, was in the center of it all.
Friday his team managed only five hits against Georgia Tech. McCarty had one of them, his team’s only extra base hit, when he ripped a double down the right field line in the fourth inning. He also grounded out to second in the first, lined out to second in the sixth and lined out to right centerfield in the eighth.
McCarty went 4-for-5 Saturday, scoring three runs and driving in two others. He popped out to the shortstop in the first, hit a single up the middle and came around to score in the second, hit an RBI single to the right side and came around to score in the fourth, hit an RBI double to left centerfield and scored in the fifth and singled to right field and was left stranded at third in the seventh.
On Sunday he went 2-for-4, flying out to left field in the first, singling to center field in the third, flying out to right centerfield in the fifth, singling to shortstop in the seventh and walking in his final at-bat in the ninth.