Softball’s Freshman Slugger Has Been Tremendous for the Braves
Through the early part of the season first year infielder Cameron Davis has been an absolute force at bat for the UNCP softball team. She currently holds the team lead in hits with 16 off of 23 at bats for a .696 batting average, which leads the team by a wide margin, yet she is eighth in opportunities at bat.
She also leads the team in doubles, RBI’s (runners batted in), total bases, is second on the team in runs and is the only Brave to record more than on home run on the season so far. Her SLG (slugger percentage), which measures the batting productivity of a hitter, of 1.304 is by far the highest mark on the team.
Davis capitalizes on the majority of chances she gets to step on the plate and put herself or her teammates in scoring position as well as bringing them back to home plate for a score. Her OPS (on-base plus slugging) percentage, statistic calculated by the sum of a player's on-base percentage and slugging average, of 2.054 is nearly doubled the next closet player.
The Winterville, N.C. native has been on of the Braves most consistent and productive contributors during her freshman season with her strong swing and keen sense of when to attack the ball on desirable pitches.
“I just think in the box, she’s still got that mentality sometimes where its “Oh I’m struggling and I don’t feel good about my at bats”, but she recovers really nicely and I think she’s going to be a really big force in the Peach Belt (Conference),” Head Coach Brittney Bennett
The younger sister of former Braves’ all conference infielder Morgan Davis, who suited up for the Black and Gold from 2013-16, she has been around and familiar with the program since she was in junior high watching her sister play at the collegiate level.
“I’m glad she’s on our team. I’ve watched Cam since she was 12 years old because her sister played for us,” said Bennett.
Coach Bennett reminisced on back to when she would come out to support her sister and the Braves, play cup ball and yell, scream and cheer on the team. As the year’s went by they began to gage her interest in joining the very same team that her sister was successful on when it came to deciding which college she wanted to attend and compete for. Thankfully for Coach and her fellow Braves, she chose UNCP.
Coach isn’t the only one that foresees greatness within Davis’ future, if she continues her stellar play and upward trajectory she can and will cement her own legacy and make a name for herself in both team and conference history.