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.


March 14, 2007

Baseball, Mid-Terms and Interviews


The last couple weeks have been hectic to say the least, so I apologize for the delay on the journal. The season is typically a busy time, but it seems as though things have really picked up.


After weeks of having only three games a week, we had five games in only four days. A double-header with Princeton started things off, ending in a game with rival UNC Wilmington and Xavier sandwiched between.


Like most of the season thus far, “We giveth and then we taketh away.” After taking the first two games against Princeton, we missed the sweep on Sunday. Then, after playing well against Xavier, we got pounded the next day against Wilmington.


This past weekend, we had a chance to right the ship against North Carolina A&T. Once again after taking the first two games, we let the finale slip through our hands.


As I’ve mentioned before, our schedule is set to build a NCAA resume; therefore, there are no breaks, no days off. So as we’ve stumbled along, the opportunities will continue to present themselves. While we played a little better against the top-ranked Tar Heels, we all know there are no moral victories.


The last two weeks, a nine-game stretch, eight of which were at home, were supposed to give us a chance to build momentum heading into conference play. Instead, we are right back where we started. Our 10-9 record shows our mediocrity. The worst thing about being average is that we are as close to good as we are bad. Even though we are 10-9, it feels like our record is much worse, which may speak for the tradition of this program.


The impending mid-term exams, the time spent working on projects, along with the pressure of a recent job interview have all added to the chaos. As a fifth-year senior, I have been through this routine several times, so nothing surprises.


However, winning and playing well seems to cure all ills, whether it is tedious studying or post-game weights. However, our inconsistency is only fueling the fire. There is nothing like having to interview for a job the morning after losing a game you let slip away. I’m already 0 for the year with job interviews, and needless to say I won’t be waiting by the phone after this one.


We open up conference play on the road against Appalachian State. Nothing can wash a bad taste out of your mouth like wins, and opening conference play with some W’s will ease the pain of the slow start.

Drew Davis


Previous Entries

Welcome to Miami (2/27/07)

Too Many Chiefs, Not Enough Indians (2/20/07)

Salvaging a Weekend (2/13/07)

Deja Vu All Over Again (2/7/07)


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