stop
Uploaded Ad
article image
Courtesy: Duke Athletics
Duke Baseball Recruit Spotlight: Oliver McCarthy
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 11/28/2017
BDN+ Premium Content
Related Links

DURHAM, N.C. – The Duke baseball program continues to strengthen its pitching staff as head coach Chris Pollard is thrilled to welcome left-hander Oliver McCarthy. Currently a senior at Poly Prep in Brooklyn, N.Y., McCarthy has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Blue Devils for the 2019 season.

“Oliver had a tremendous junior season and led his team to a state championship,” Pollard said. “He’s a left-handed pitcher who’s been up to 90 mph with a ton of heavy sink on his fastball. He throws a lot of strikes and produces a lot of ground ball contact.”

A projectable lefty, McCarthy is rated the No. 258 overall prospect and No. 32 left-handed pitcher in the country by Perfect Game. The organization also lists McCarthy as the No. 5 overall prospect and No. 2 LHP in the state of New York.

McCarthy is fresh off a dominant junior season for Poly Prep this past spring. He boasted a 1.05 ERA to help the Blue Devils capture their sixth NYSAIS Tournament championships in the past seven years. As a sophomore, McCarthy went 8-1 on the mound and amassed 61 strikeouts in 55 innings. He was named to the 2017 Perfect Game Underclass Second Team and was tabbed 2016 Underclass High Honorable Mention.

A member of the National Honor Society, McCarthy is also a standout on the hardwood, earning first team All-New York honors as a forward on the Poly Prep basketball team.

GoDuke.com will feature each member of Duke’s 2018 recruiting class every Tuesday over the coming weeks.

#GoDuke

DUKE NEWS ARCHIVES
DUKE VIDEOS
BDN+ LIVE EVENTS SCHEDULE
Women's Basketball vs. Maine Live
Tue, Dec 19 at 6:30 PM
Men's Basketball vs. Evansville Radio
Wed, Dec 20 at 6:00 PM
Women's Basketball vs. Wyoming Live
Thu, Dec 21 at 6:30 PM
Women's Basketball vs. Liberty Live
Fri, Dec 29 at 6:30 PM
PHOTO GALLERIES MORE ALBUMS
BASEBALL HEADLINES