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
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
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
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.
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)
(photo courtesy of Elon Media Relations Office)