West Virginia right fielder Austin Davis made an appearance on today’s SportsCenter Top 10 list, coming in at No. 2 with a diving catch he made in the outfield during WVU’s 4-1 win over Marshall Tuesday evening.
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Davis made the highlight play to make the first out of the top of the fourth inning Tuesday, robbing Marshall first baseman Zach Inskeep of extra bases.
“I was already playing kind of deep and saw him hit the ball in the gap and I got a good jump off it,” Davis explained after the game. “I saw [center fielder] Victor Scott was a little far so I thought this ball was mine all the way and let my athleticism take over.”
Davis finished the game 3 for 4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI, continuing what has been a two-week-long hot streak for the junior. Davis is batting .469 in his last eight games with four doubles, a home run, four RBI, six runs scored and three stolen bases. The home run, which he hit Saturday against Oklahoma, was the first of his college career.
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“When I hit it I was like ‘wow, I finally hit one’.” Davis said with a laugh. “It was a good moment to experience, one I’m never going to forget.”
Davis is the second Mountaineer to appear on SportsCenter Top 10 this season. WVU third baseman Kevin Brophy had the No. 4 play with a diving stop he made on April 11 against Baylor.
WVU will play the final games of its 11-game homestand this weekend, welcoming Miami (Ohio) to town for a three-game series beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday evening at Mon County Ballpark.