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University of Miami Athletics
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James Davison

position

Outfield

Height

5-7

Weight

150 lbs.

Class

Junior

Hometown

Dolton, Ill.

B/T

L

High School

Morgan Park


Junior (2017)…
Saw action in 55 games and made 45 starts in first season…Served as team’s starting left fielder for majority of year…Batted .234 with team-high 14 steals….Totaled 11 RBI….Had two doubles and two triples…Led team with 13 sacrifice hits…Ranked third with 27 runs scored and 11 multi-hit games…Went 1-for-3 with two walks, one RBI and first steal of career in series finale vs. Rutgers (Feb. 19)…Went 2-for-3 with two steals in series opener at Florida (Feb. 25)…Scored two runs and first career triple in series opener vs. Georgia Tech (March 10)…Totaled five hits and seven runs in series against Yellow Jackets (March 10-12), including five runs scored in finale – most by any Hurricane in single game all season…Swiped two bags in Game 3 rout of Jackets (March 12)…Had two RBI in win over Maine (March 15)…Tied career high with three hits (3-for-4) at North Carolina (March 25)…Went 2-for-5 with one double and one RBI against Wake Forest (March 31)…Finished 2-for-4 with one double in series finale at Pittsburgh (April 15)…Totaled four hits, two RBI and two runs scored in midweek home-and-home with FIU (April 25-26)…Tied career high with three hits in series finale  vs. Bethune-Cookman (May 7)…Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in second game of doubleheader at Virginia (May 13)…Had two hits in series opener against Virginia Tech (May 19)…Went 1-for-3 and drew one walk in ACC Championship Pool game against Wake Forest (May 27) in Louisville, Ky.

Before Miami…
Spent two seasons at Howard College in Big Spring, Texas…Helped lead team to conference championship in 2015…Finished career at Howard with .419 average, 14 home runs, 36 steals, 69 RBI and 86 runs scored…Earned all-conference recognition in both seasons.

High School/Prep…
Named Chicago Public Schools’ Player of the Year in senior season at Morgan Park…Selected in 39th round of 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by Chicago White Sox…Batted .480 with 25 RBI and 32 steals during final season…Earned all-conference and all-state honors…Led Morgan Park to Chicago Public League and regional titles in final season, as team finished with 21-8-1 record.

Personal…
Parents are James and Michelle…Goes by “JD”…Has one brother, Ernest and one sister, Jade…Intends to major in liberal arts.

OFFENSE AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB
2017 .234 55-45 167 27 39 2 2 0 11 14-19
CAREER .234 55-45 167 27 39 2 2 0 11 14-19