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.


April 5, 2007

Flying By


This past week marked the halfway point in the season. It feels like just yesterday we were leaving for Opening Day at Coastal Carolina. This is my fifth season, and it feels like each year goes by just a little quicker.


During my freshman and sophomore years, I can remember seniors telling me to enjoy it because it flies by. Now the roles are reversed: I’m telling the young guys that it goes by quicker than you think. And with that same ‘whatever’ head nod and gaze of ignorance I had few a years ago, they respond with a half-hearted “It does,” never fully understanding what little time they have left. They say ignorance is bliss; conceivably that might make it easier to play not thinking about life after baseball, at least as underclassmen.


I was reminded once again that my college career is almost over when I was checking my mail this week. I received notice that my cap and gown was ready to be picked up, as well as a schedule on graduation day and a notice that I need to be moved out of my apartment by May 31.


The past week presented an opportunity that might not ever happen again at Elon, the top-ranked team came to us. Typically we are the ones traveling to the ACC and SEC schools, but it was nice to get the South Carolina Gamecocks on our field. The home crowd was great, as usual, and the atmosphere was electric. Unfortunately a six-run inning quickly erased our two-run lead, and we lost 10-6.


The Davidson Wildcats visited for a pivotal conference tilt. Finally, we were able to capitalize on a sweep opportunity. Anytime you can sweep a conference opponent, you put yourself in a good spot to make a run. We look to continue playing better baseball throughout the second half because for us seniors, our days our numbered, and we would like nothing more to extend our season as long as possible.


This season has been characterized by ups and downs as our mid-season record 14-14 indicates. The 4-0 start to the second half, with our sweep of Davidson and win last night over Wake Forest, could be a sign that we are hitting our stride. One can hope that after absorbing a rash of injuries, returning to health could provide us with a much needed shot in the arm for the stretch run.


We have a big weekend conference weekend as we travel to Georgia Southern. They are always as talented as any team in the conference, and we know we are going to have to play well to win. Hopefully, the six-hour bus trip will go by as fast as the season has thus far.

Drew Davis


Previous Entries

The Injury Bug Bites Again (3/28/07)

Expect the Unexpected (3/20/07)

Baseball, Mid-Terms and Interviews (3/14/07)

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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