Davis signs with Braves

Kevin Davis thought he wrapped up his baseball career this spring when his eligibility expired and the MLB Draft passed without his name being called. He was completing his degree as a Lander student when he gave a ride to a former Bearcat teammate on Thursday. Friday was Lander’s annual Pro Day, a day when professional scouts evaluate draft-eligible players.

One of the scouts inquired about Davis, asking head coach Chris Moore what ever became of the third baseman. Moore pointed Davis out and told the scout that he was at the ballpark. Asked if he’d be willing to throw for the scouts, Davis obliged by borrowing some spikes and climbing on the mound.

He proceeded to hit 90-94 on the gun attracting the eye of several scouts in attendance.

On Friday, Davis became an Atlanta Brave…as a pitcher. He never pitched at Lander.