Aurora Ill- It is rare to pick up a sport as a sophomore in college and be successful, but senior baseball player, Josh Davidson, makes it look easy. The California native was named Second-Team All-American on the preseason team. Last season he led the Spartan offense with a .429 batting average with 74 hits, a school-record 64 singles as well as school single-season record 39-44 stolen bases. Although Davidson’s stats are impressive he is not a selfish player. His mind is only on the team.
“This is the most talented team we have had,” he says, “We have seven returning starters and we can beat anyone, if we execute.”
Davidson is referring to players such as Ryan Adams, Drew Gay, Michael Foley and Tim Mackey who are all going to contribute to a winning season. Senior pitcher, Drew Gay (7-3), is one player who has “All-American potential” according to Davidson. Gay was the Spartan’s ace last year and expected to be the go-to-guy this season. Another key player on the mound is going to be Cory Walden who Davidson expects to be lethal toward opposing offenses.
The Spartan baseball team is expected to win the Northern Atlantic Conference Championships this year. They begin their journey to the top on March 3 when they play Wartburg College in Auburndale, Fl at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational.