Baseball's Ike Davis Named National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball

March 6, 2006

TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State University LHP/DH Ike Davis has been named a 'Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week' by Collegiate Baseball. The freshman lefty from Scottsdale, Ariz. had an outstanding week at the plate and on the mound for the Sun Devils, who finished the week 4-0 thanks to a 13-5 win over Texas Tech on Tuesday night and a three-game sweep of Auburn over the weekend at Winkles Field-Packard Stadium at Brock Ballpark. Davis was one of four players selected for this week's honor.

RB-Ike flexed his muscles at the plate, belting two grand slams and knocking in 13 runs over the four games. He batted .588 (10-17) with four extra base hits to help the Devils score 47 runs over the course of the week.

He was also great on the mound, starting Tuesday against the Red Raiders and again on Sunday against the Tigers. Throwing on a limited pitch count, Davis kept Texas Tech at bay for 4.1 innings, allowing six hits and two earned runs to pick up the victory. He was impressive on Sunday as well until a line drive off of him in the fifth ended his afternoon on the mound. He lasted four innings, allowing one earned run and four hits.

Davis is hitting .347 on the year, and leads the Sun Devils with 29 RBI. He had a career high seven RBI on Friday night against Auburn. He is second on the Sun Devils with eight multi-hit games and has knocked in two or more runs six times so far this season. His record on the hill is 2-2, pitching primarily as the Friday night starter. He leads the pitching staff with 29 strike outs.

The Sun Devils are 14-5 and head to Corpus Christi, Texas this weekend for the First Annual Whataburger Baseball Classic. They will face Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Rice and TCU before heading to Austin for a meeting with the Texas Longhorns next Tuesday.

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