8/01/22 Cape Cod: McConnell has starred for Louisiana Tech over the last two seasons, hitting .347/.399/.503 a year ago and then really taking off as a junior this spring, finishing .336/.417/.535 with 24 doubles, nine homers and 76 RBIs. He was a mainstay all summer for Hyannis, playing 41 games and recording 144 at-bats, holding his own with a .264 average, five doubles, three homers and 22 RBIs. His lefthanded swing contains a funky hand load can cause him to be late, but when he stays in rhythm he showed us the ability to drive the ball with authority to the pull side, as he ripped a double off the right-center wall and laced an RBI single to right on a backdoor slider. An accomplished doubles hitter, McConnell has not yet hit for enough power to justify his higher strikeout rate, but if he can continue to refine his approach he could make a quality senior sign next year. He's a plus runner who defends well in center field.