#42 Ty Davis
Coach Corbin Quote: Ty had a good summer in the Cape, but was slowed in the fall due to back surgery. He figures to bounce back and pitch for us either as a starter or middle reliever. He pitched in a lot of big games last year. In order for us to go far this season, he needs to have a good year.
2006: Finished the season with a 5-5 record and 3.91 ERA (tops among starters) … Made 24 appearances, including nine starts, four at the end of the season … Struck out 71 with 28 walks in 71.1 innings with a save … Went 0-3 with a 4.40 ERA in 11 appearances (four starts) in SEC play … Gave up three runs on seven hits with six strikeouts in 5.1 innings in no decision start against Michigan (6/4) in the NCAA Atlanta Regional … Threw 6.1 innings of two-hit baseball against Georgia (5/27) in the SEC Tournament. Allowed just one run with a season high seven strikeouts and left the game with a lead the Commodores did not hold onto … Tagged with the loss against South Carolina (5/20) after giving up four runs, three earned, on seven hits in 5.1 innings of work with six strikeouts … Had a no decision against LSU (5/14) after giving up three runs on three hits in 4.2 innings with three strikeouts and three walks … Charged with the loss after giving up one run in a third of an inning of relief against Kentucky (4/29) … Pitched 1.2 innings of scoreless relief against the Wildcats (4/28) with two strikeouts and two walks … Allowed two runs on four hits in four innings in no decision start against Alabama (4/23) … Gave up three runs on four hits in 2.2 innings of relief against Middle Tennessee (4/18) … Allowed one run on two hits with four strikeouts in 2.1 innings of relief against Georgia (4/15) … Took the loss in start against Arkansas (4/9) after giving up four runs on four hits in 4.2 innings. All four runs came on grand-slam homer in the fourth. Prior to that homer he had thrown 15 consecutive scoreless innings spanning seven appearances … Pitched a third of a scoreless inning against Arkansas (4/8) … Threw three innings of scoreless relief with five strikeouts against Austin Peay (4/5) … Held Florida (4/1) scoreless in 1.1 innings of one-hit relief with two strikeouts … Recorded two outs, via strikeout against Auburn (3/26), to pick up first career save … Gave up a hit in three shutout innings in winning start over Belmont (3/22) … Was one of nine pitchers to contribute to Vanderbilt[apos]s school record of 38.2 consecutive scoreless innings (span of five games from 3/18-3/25) … Pitched five innings of two-hit scoreless relief in winning effort over Butler (3/14) … Gave up a run in an inning of relief against Brown (3/12) … Took the loss against Creighton (3/7), lasting two innings in start … Picked up win in relief against Ball State (3/4), allowed one run on two hits with a strikeout in 2.2 innings of work … Earned win in start against Murray State (2/28), went four innings and allowed one unearned run on four hits … Picked up win against Pittsburgh (2/24), with 3.1 innings of one-hit scoreless relief with four strikeouts … Charged with the loss against Kansas (2/19) by allowing three runs on five hits in 3.1 innings of work with three strikeouts … Went 3-2 with a 2.28 ERA in eight starts for the Orleans Cardinals of the Cape Cod League. Struck out 38 with 22 walks in 43.1 innings.
2005: Was 1-0 on the bump with a 1.50 ERA in four appearances … Lone start was eight inning two-hit shutout performance against Ohio (5/18) … Did not allow a run in three of four outings … Made relief appearances against Lipscomb (3/8), Baylor (3/12) and Jacksonville State (3/29) … Went 6-1 with a 2.18 ERA in nine games for the Peninsula Oilers of the Alaska League … Baseball America listed him as the fifth best prospect in the league after the summer season.
High School: Earned two letters at Westlake High School for coach Jim Darilek… Led the Chapparals to the Class 5A Region IV semifinals and the District championship… Earned first team All-State and first team All-District in 2003 after being selected to the Preseason All-Cen Tex team… Earned honorable mention All-State and second team All-District recognition in 2002… Went 8-3 with a 1.14 ERA, tallying 119 strikeouts in 77 innings as a junior… Played with classmate Aaron Garza at Westlake and for the Austin Baseball Club… In the summer of 2002, the Austin Baseball Club recorded a fifth place finish in the Perfect Game/Baseball America World Wood Bat Association… Davis was 4-0 with a 0.60 ERA and had 40 strikeouts in 35 innings for the Austin Baseball Club.
Personal: Thomas Benjamin Davis … Born 9/11/84 in Austin, Texas… Son of Mike and Susan Davis…Major is human and organizational development…Favorites include: The movie Dazed and Confused, the TV show Laguna Beach, Sidelines, Roger Clemens, Sidd Finch, Bruce Willis and the Houston Astros…Craziest ambition is to retire on a remote ranch…Lists Nolan Ryan as the greatest baseball player of all time.