WCU had players drafted by the Pirates, Twins, and Yankees
Western Carolina falls to top-seeded Clemson on Sunday, 15-3
Winner of Sunday's finale earns SoCon title and NCAA bid
Nobu Suzuki drew a bases loaded HBP for Catamounts 10th conference crown
J.D. Long capped a four-run, ninth inning rally by drawing a game-winning walk
WCU Student-Athletes Visit Mission Children's Hospital and Participate in Sylva Christmas Parade
WCU versus The Citadel Game Two
2016 (Senior): Led Western Carolina with 31 appearances including 30 out of the bullpen and one in a short-start at Georgia (May 11) ... His 31 appearances were tied for eighth in the SoCon ... Finished with a 5.21 ERA over 67.1 innings pitched, surrendering 43 runs -- 39 earned -- on 66 hits with 22 going for extra bases ... Tallied a career-high seven victories in a 7-3 record ... Tied for the team-high with his career single-season best 89 strikeouts, a mark which ranked tied for sixth in the SoCon ... Posted a strikeout in 28 of his 31 seasonal appearances ... Of his 89 strikeouts, a SoCon-leading 34 were looking ... Matched his single-game career-high with seven strikeouts at Kansas State (March 18), securing his second win of the year ... Secured a win and a save on championship Sunday at the SoCon tournament vs. Mercer (May 29), tossing 2.1 combined innings ... Named Spring Academic All-Southern Conference and to the 2015-16 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.
2015 (Junior): Battled through injury, making 18 appearances including 15 out of the bullpen and three starts ... Tossed 28.0 innings, striking out 34 against 25 walks with 10 wild pitches ... Held opponents scoreless in seven of his 18 seasonal appearances ... Only 13 of his 42 hits allowed were for extra bases ... Finished the season with an 8.04 ERA and a 1-3 record ... Tossed a career-long 5.0 innings in a start against Wake Forest (Feb. 21) at the Hughes Bros. Challenge in Wilmington, N.C., striking out a career-high tying seven ... Recorded at least four innings in each of his three starts ... Named to the 2014-15 SoCon Academic Honor Roll; Summer League: Spent part of the summer pitching in the New England Baseball League for eventual champion, the Vermont Mountaineers ... Made six relief appearances, posting a 2-0 record and a gleaming 0.93 ERA ... Tossed 9.2 innings, striking out 18 against just four walks ... Only allowed five base hits ... Fanned a summer-high five in two innings of work in scoring a victory on July 9.
2014 (Sophomore): Pitched in 25 games, tied for the most on the squad ... Made 21 appearances out of the bullpen and four starts ... Tossed 33.0 innings, finishing with a 4-2 recorded with two saves ... Finished with a 4.64 ERA, ... Was 2-1 both against SoCon and nonconference foes ... Allowed 21 runs, 17 of which were earned ... Surrendered 36 hits, just four for extra bases ... Posted 37 strikeouts on the season, tallying punch outs in 17 of his 25 appearances including multiple Ks in 10 outings ... Posted a 10.09 strikeout per nine-inning average with a 1.9 strikeout-to-walk ratio ... Picked up his first career save, tossing an inning and a third of hitless, scoreless relief against Pac-12 foe, Washington State (Feb. 22) ... Recorded a season-long three innings on the mound twice - at home against Winthrop (Feb. 18) and in the starting role at UNC Asheville (April 9) ... Struck out a then career-high seven at UNCA - seven of the nine outs recorded by the strikeout ... Earned his first career victory after tossing two innings in relief against La Salle (Feb. 28) ... Struck out three in an inning and a third to pick up his second save - first in conference play - against Wofford (March 29) ... Named to the 2013-14 Southern Conference Honor Roll.
2013 (Freshman): Made 16 appearances on the season with 15 coming out of the bullpen and one start coming in game one of a doubleheader against Hofstra (March 3) ... Tossed 18 innings on the year, finishing with 7.00 ERA ... Allowed 16 runs with 14 going down as earned ... Only three of the 25 hits he surrendered on the year were for extra bases including two doubles and a triple ... Tallied 17 strikeouts against 13 walks ... Recorded four fielding assists and one put out coming off the mound ... Made his collegiate debut against Pac-12 foe, Washington State (Feb. 17), tossing a third of an inning allowing a run on one hit ... Struck out a season-high four against Elon (March 23) ... Tossed a career-long 3.1 innings on two occasions including his first career start against Hofstra and his very next outing at Tennessee (March 20), limiting the Volunteers to one run on two hits with a walk and a hit batter ... Closed the regular season by tossing two scoreless, one-hit innings at archrival Appalachian State (May 16) in the 23-5 drubbing of the Mountaineers ... Named to the 2012-13 Southern Conference Honor Roll; Summer League: Made six appearances out of the bullpen, tossing 10.1 innings while boasting a 0.87 ERA for the Forest City Owls of the Coastal Plain League ... Surrendered six runs - only one of which was earned - on five hits with just one extra base knock ... Struck out 15 against seven walks while limiting opposing hitters to a .139 batting average ... Left the team in late June to take the remainder of the summer off.
Prior to Western Carolina: Finished his prep career by posting a 5-2 record on the mound with a 0.44 ERA, helping Commerce High to a 21-8 record and advancing to the second round of the Class A state playoffs ... Tallied 88 strikeouts as a senior ... Additionally hit .468 with four home runs and 36 RBIs ... Named to the Athens Banner-Herald All-Area team ... As a junior, named the Region 8-A Pitcher of the Year after leading the Tigers to the playoffs with a 6-3 record ... Recorded 98 strikeouts and a 2.19 ERA while batting .420 with 30 RBI.
Personal: Is the son of Conrad and Allison Davis ... Has one sibling, Madison.
Career Game Highs:
Innings Pitched: 5.0, vs. Wake Forest (2/21/15)
Strikeouts: 7, twice (MR: vs. Wake Forest, 2/21/15)
Walks: 5, at Liberty (3/13/15)