The Sun Devil community just keeps on growing.
One of Scottsdale’s star athletes is the latest to join Arizona State University.
Chaparral High School pitcher Colby Davis announced his commitment to play baseball at ASU on Wednesday via his Twitter account, writing:
Proud to announce my commitment to play baseball at Arizona State University! Thank you for everyone that has helped me get here!
Davis is the fifteenth recruit to join the 2017 recruiting class, which is ranked fourteenth in the country, and the fifth 2017 graduate to commit to ASU. The New York Yankees selected the 6-foot-8, 225-pound standout athlete in the 23rd round of this year’s MLB Draft. The right-handed pitcher and first baseman earned a 2017 Rawlings-Perfect Game High Honorable Mention All-American (West).
In his senior season, Davis boasted a 3.25 ERA, accumulating 53 strikeouts in 47.1 innings on the mound. His best game was against Notre Dame, where he gave up only two hits and one earned run while collecting ten putouts, leading the Wolverines to an important 4-1 win.
Davis will be a key player as the Sun Devils look to the future and strengthening their pitching performance. Last season, the pitching staff struggled at times, giving up 29 home runs with an overall ERA of 5.54.
Davis selected ASU after considering 2016 Junior College World Series champion Yavapai College in Prescott, Oregon State and University of Arizona.
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