June 5, 2019 -- Mount St. Mary's junior Trey McGough has been selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 24th round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. McGough is the first Mount player to be drafted since Ivor Hodgson and Mike Gioioso in 2007.
McGough earned All-Northeast Conference honors for the second consecutive season in 2019 after an impressive junior campaign. The lefty went 3-4 with a 4.74 ERA in 12 starts on the year, striking out 60 batters in 68.1 innings of work. He fanned 10 batters in seven scoreless innings in the Mount's 11-3 win over Fairleigh Dickinson on March 23 in his best start of the season, and posted a season-high 11 strikeouts against Central Connecticut on April 27.
The Mount has had five players reach the major leagues. Edward Kenna (C' 1898) was the first Mount player to play in the major leagues, earning time with the Philadelphia Athletics in 1902. Joe Engel (C' 1911) spent seven seasons in the major leagues with the Washington Senators and the Cincinnati Reds, while Dan Costello played for the New York Yankees in 1913 and three years with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1914-16). John Chapman played for the Philadelphia Athletics in 1924, and Ed Edelen played for the Washington Senators in 1932.