Army Aims to Win Fourth Regular-Season Conference Title in Five Years
MISCELLANEOUS: Interesting offensive performer within Army program ... versatile athlete ... blessed with great deal of natural ability ... powerful left-handed hitter ... line-drive hitter with plus power ... capable of regularly driving ball to outfield gaps ... accomplished run-producer during high school career ... impressive physical specimen ... adds quality depth to head coach Joe Sottolano's reserve cast ... lengthens bench considerably ... lends valued left-handed power threat to Army arsenal ... filled dangerous late-inning pinch-hitting role during first two seasons ... developed into one of Army's top pinch-hitting threats as a sophomore ... also saw time as the team's starting designated hitter last spring ... provides Black Knights with viable longball threat ... saw additional work off pitcher's mound during rookie season ... focused efforts at plate last spring ... letterman.
2011: Played in 28 contests ... ranked third on the team with a .311 batting average ... appeared primarily as a pinch-hitter early in the year ... started eight straight games as the designated hitter in the middle of the season ... returned to pinch-hitting role during Patriot League games and into the postseason ... hit .625 (5-for-8) in first eight pinch-hitting opportunities of the season ... drew first career start against Massachusetts during Army's annual spring break trip to Florida ... collected a pair of multi-hit games during that trip, going 2-for-3 opposite Dartmouth and 2-for-4 versus Northwestern ... returned to pinch-hitting role during league contests ... hammered a three-run home run against Lehigh as a pinch-hitter.
2010: Appeared in two games ... did not manage a base hit in only official plate appearance ... drew pinch-hitting duty against Holy Cross ... tossed one inning of scoreless relief versus Seton Hall.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Scott Ellis at Bishop Kelley ... three-time letterwinner ... saw action on pitcher's mound and at first base ... garnered two additional varsity letters as shooting guard in basketball.
PERSONAL: Given name is Sean Arthur McIlroy ... born Aug. 15, 1990, in Tulsa, Okla. ... parents' names are Bonnie and Art McIlroy ... enjoys hunting in free time ... majoring in American Legal Studies.