McGrath, another left-handed weapon for the Gulls, arrives in Newport on the heels of a stellar 2013 sophomore campaign at Louisville. Utilized mainly as a reliever, McGrath went 6-1 with a 2.22 ERA and two saves in 23 appearances (three starts). McGrath allowed just 16 runs (11 earned) on 30 hits with 15 walks and 47 strikeouts over 44.2 innings of work this spring.
McGrath sat out the entire 2012 season after transferring from Eastern Kentucky University. McGrath played one season at Eastern Kentucky, going 3-4 with a 7.49 ERA and 35 strikeouts in 45.2 innings while making 11 appearances (10 starts), before transferring to Louisville.