Drew Davis is a fifth-year senior catcher - and three-year
captain - for Elon. Davis, a native of Salisbury, N.C., was
injured the opening weekend of the year in 2006 and missed the remainder of the
season. Prior to his injury, Davis hit .327 with three homers and 44 RBI in 2005
and .351 with six homers and 51 RBI in 2004. He spent last summer playing for
the Bourne Braves in the Cape Cod Summer League. Davis is taking advantage of
his fifth year to earn a degree in business administration with a concentration
in finance to go along with the accounting degree he expects to receive in May.
Feb. 20, 2007
Many Chiefs, Not Enough Indians
We didn’t have a game scheduled this week until Saint Joseph’s came to town on
Saturday, which allowed us to right the ship after our stumble last weekend.
After a few spirited practices, it seemed everything was rolling right along;
that is, until Friday.
Typically the day before a weekend series is set to begin, we have a toned
down practice. We will take BP, maybe run through some bunt defenses or 1st
and 3rd situations and in two hours we are finished. This week’s
schedule was no different. The practice itself was great, guys were bouncing
around and everyone was ready for the weekend. However, nobody could have been
prepared for what was going to happen next.
At Elon, it is a running
joke amongst players that the administration overemphasizes the aesthetics.
Coach organized different guys to get the field looking right for Saturday’s
home opener. The team reconvened for tarp duty not because we were expecting
inclement weather, but rather we wanted a tighter roll with less tarp flapping
in the wind; basically we wanted it to look better.
Initially, we thought no big deal; we have rolled the tarp dozens of times.
So logically, we assumed a 10- to 15-minute task at max. But you know what they
say when you assume. Sure enough, we were dead wrong. Our first re-roll of the
tarp was unsuccessful in the eyes of some. While others were wondering (some out
loud) why this even matters? Needless to say, the second and third attempts were
Thus, the problem lingered as the team wandered aimlessly around the tarp
like lost tarp. We heard the infamous phrase, “Do it wrong, do it long.” We
could only hang our heads in dissatisfaction.
As any college baseball player knows, when it comes to tarp duty, there are
too many chiefs and not enough Indians. Much to our demise, we had 30 different
opinions on how we should solve our tarp dilemma. After an hour had passed and
everybody was standing around the tarp, waiting for divine intervention, Coach
chimed in. “Enough of your way, we are going to do it my way.” The 30 chiefs
quickly turned to 30 Indians.
So we unrolled and then unfolded the whole tarp. We finally got the tarp
tucked away, with only a slight improvement from the initial roll. But as our
coach sent us home, he left us with another cliché, “You must take care of it
for it to take care of you.” Luckily the tarp wasn’t an indication of our play
during the weekend.
With the tarp fiasco behind us, we were able to take both games of a chilly
doubleheader. On Sunday, Chris Vasami led the way with his second consecutive
five-RBI game, effectively putting away a pesky St. Joe’s team.
Once again we do not have any midweek games scheduled, but this week will be
exciting, highlighted by our trip to Miami on Thursday.
Salvaging a Weekend (2/13/07)
Deja Vu All Over Again (2/7/07)
(photo courtesy of Elon Media Relations Office)