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
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
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
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
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
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.
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)
(photo courtesy of Elon Media Relations Office)