By Thomas Sellers Jr.
Brighton High School and Cardinal Head Coach Michael Wickersham proudly announce the school’s first Tennessee Mr. Baseball finalist with senior Eli Davis.
The Arkansas State University signee had an outstanding 2018 season from the mound and plate, mixing in some solid play in centerfield.
“There is no better dual player in Tennessee,” Wickersham said. “There might be players with better numbers at the plate. There are players with better numbers on the mound. But Eli is heading up there because he’s the best at doing both. I’m extremely proud of him.”
Davis and the other two finalist will make the trip to Murfreesboro this Tuesday for the announcement of the winner.
The Cardinal senior batted .391 with 45 hits. Of those 45 hits, Davis stroked 13 doubles and 5 home runs to drive in 30 runners. He also stole 45 bases, reaching the 100 mark earlier this season.
On the mound Davis went 7-0 with 69 strikeouts. In more than 50 innings pitched, Davis had an ERA of 0.97.
Davis was a captain alongside fellow seniors Brett Wilkins and Will Dunlap. The Cardinals started the season 18-0 and won the District 13-3A regular-season and tournament titles.