T.D. Davis off to hot start

Senior first baseman T.D. Davis

Colin Ritsick

Senior first baseman T.D. Davis has been so hot at the plate this season he makes a Statesboro summer look a little chilly.

The Georgia Southern University baseball team beat the University of Georgia twice, the University of Florida in 12 innings, split the two-game series with Indiana University this past weekend and holds a 4-2 record. Davis, a 6-foot-4-inch 235-pound right-hander from Evans, Ga., has been an integral part in all of those victories and leads the Eagles in just about every offensive statistic imaginable.

He is hitting .550 in six games, a stat that leads the team by far and ranks in the top-five for all Southern Conference players. Davis also leads the entire conference in slugging percentage with a 1.045 mark. He has knocked in 11 runs this year, tied for second in the SoCon on 11-22 hitting including eight runs. Davis is tied for third in the conference with three home runs as well.

The Eagles lost its all-time hits leader in Eric Phillips and a dynamic power hitter in Victor Roache last season. So far this year, Davis looks like he is trying to fill in those two big gaps all by himself.

He will continue his senior campaign tonight against in-state rival, the No. 20 Georgia Institute of Technology at home.