Baseball


Adam Davis
Adam Davis
27

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bloomingdale, Ill.

High School:
Driscoll Catholic

Weight:
215

Position:
C

Birthdate:
12/15/1989

B/T:
R/R

06/04/2011

Illinois at Cal State Fullerton

Photos from Illinois' NCAA Regional game at Cal State Fullerton

AT ILLINOIS
2011 - Junior: Selected by the Baltimore Orioles in the 11th round of the Major League Baseball Draft in June 2011 ... Played in 57 games, starting 56 ... Started 54 games at catcher, two at designated hitter ... Named Most Outstanding Player of the Big Ten Tournament ... Named to the All-Big Ten second team ... Was a catalyst for the Illini, hitting .344 in wins and .225 in losses ... Hit .333 in day games and .203 in night games ... Reached base in 50 of 57 games in 2011 ... Ranked third on the team with 19 multiple-hit games ... Reached base at a .411 rate as leadoff hitter ... Had a nine-game hitting streak from Feb. 25-March 13 ... Went 5-for-12 with two doubles, one homer, four RBIs and three runs in the Western Kentucky series (March 11-13) ... Went 6-for-18 with three RBIs and four runs over Spring Trip (March 17-20) ... Had multiple hits in seven of nine games from March 12-April 1 ... Went 5-for-13 with one double, a homer, four RBIs and three runs in the Iowa series (April 8-10) ... Went 5-for-12 with a double, two RBIs and a run in the Michigan series (April 15-17) ... Ignited game-winning rallies in both victories during the Michigan State series, starting a four-run seventh inning on April 23 with an inside-the-park home run and opening a six-run sixth inning on April 24 with a bunt single ... Hit a pinch-hit home run against Illinois-Springfield on April 26 ... Homered and went 2-for-5 in Illinois' Big Ten title-clinching win over Indiana on May 21 ... Went 5-for-13 (.385) with three doubles, two RBIs and a run in the Big Ten Tournament.

2010 - Sophomore: Played in 33 games, starting 24 ... Started 21 games at catcher and three at designated hitter ... Hit .269 at catcher (18-for-67) and .250 at DH (3-for-12) ... Illinois was 13-8 when he started behind the plate and 13-18 when he didn't ... Hit his first two career home runs against Penn State on April 4 ... Notched the first two multiple-hit games of his career in the last two games of the PSU series, going 5-for-9 with five RBIs and three runs ... Started the final two games of the Northwestern series at catcher, going 2-for-6 with two runs ... Ended the season on a five-game hitting streak ... Played for the Madison Mallards of the Northwoods League during the summer alongside Illini teammates Josh and Justin Parr.

2009 - Freshman: Played in 14 games, starting four ... Went 3-for-20 (.150) on the season with four RBIs, a triple and a run ... Notched his first career hit and RBI against Akron on March 13 ... Drove in a run against Indiana on April 3 ... Made his first career start at Indiana State on April 29 ... Started against Evansville on May 6, going 1-for-2 with an RBI, a triple, two walks and a stolen base ... Started the final two games of the Purdue series (May 15-16) because usual starter Aaron Johnson was out with a hand injury ... Played for the DuPage Dragons during the summer alongside Illini teammates Bryan Roberts and Will Strack ... Ranked fifth on the team with a .266 average, second in hits and third in RBIs.

HIGH SCHOOL
Listed as the No. 15 prospect in the state by Prep Baseball Report ... Named a second-team All-State selection in 2008 ... Named to the Class 1A/2A All-State team by the IHSBCA ... Named the 2008 Suburban Catholic Player of the Year ... Earned All-Area and All-State honors by the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and Daily Herald in 2007 ... Broke Driscoll's record for highest career batting average with a .527 mark ... His 27 career homers also are a Driscoll record ... Hit .526 with seven home runs and 42 RBI while throwing out 60 percent of would-be base-stealers in 2007 ... Named All-Suburban Catholic Conference ... Played running back and a linebacker for Driscoll Catholic's football team ... Helped Driscoll to an IHSA Class 3A state championship in 2004 and 4A state championships in 2005-06 ... Earned seven varsity letters - four in baseball and three in football ... Went to the same high school as former Illini catcher Patrick Arlis.

PERSONAL
Born Dec. 15, 1989 ... Son of Adam Davis Sr. and Lisa Lesniak ... Majoring in community recreation management ... Hobbies include fishing, boating, golfing, jetskiing, snowmobiling and riding ATVs ... Winning state in football during his senior year is his biggest thrill in sports ... His favorite athlete is Ken Griffey Jr. ... His grandfather has most influenced his athletic career because he told Adam to follow his dreams.

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