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Eli Davis - Baseball - Kansas Jayhawks

Eli Davis

Position LHP
Height 5'8"
Weight 145 lbs.
Class R-Sophomore
Hometown Shawnee, Okla.
High School Shawnee HS





  • Big 12 Pitcher of the Week after throwing a seven-inning, no-hitter against Kansas State (May 14), earning his sixth and final victory of the season
  • The no-hitter was the first by a Jayhawks at Hoglund Ballpark, the first against a Big 12 foe and only the sixth individual no-hit performance in program history
  • Appeared in 14 games with 14 starts
  • Tallied a 5.56 ERA and a 6-6 record in 66.1 innings pitched
  • Tied for second on the team with 59 strikeouts
  • Earned the first win of the season vs. South Dakota State (2/21), pitching 5.0 innings with seven strikeouts
  • Logged a season-high seven innings pitched four times – at Saint Louis (3/7), vs. Creighton (3/21), vs. North Dakota State (5/1) and vs. Kansas State (5/14)
  • Second win of the season at Omaha (3/13), pitching six innings with seven strikeouts
  • Third victory against Creighton (3/21), pitching seven innings with only one earned run and four strikeouts
  • Season-high 10 strikeouts at TCU (4/25), earning his first Big 12 victory of the year and fourth win overall
  • Tallied seven innings pitched with eight strikeouts and only two earned runs in victory over North Dakota State (5/1)


  • Started four games in the Sunday role of the weekend rotation, finishing with a 2-2 record
  • Pitched a season-high seven innings with eight strikeouts vs. Western Carolina (3/1) in the First Pitch Invitational
  • In season debut at Belmont (2/16), tallied five innings pitched with two strikeouts to earn first win of the season
  • Earned second win of the season at Charleston Southern (2/23), finishing with six innings pitched and three strikeouts in 9-1 win


  • Started in all 12 of the games that he played in
  • Pitched 66 and 1/3 innings with five wins, three losses and 51 strikeouts
  • Made first-career start and collegiate debut at USC Upstate (2/16) where he struck out a career-high nine batters
  • Earned his first win of the season vs. Northern Illinois (3/2) where he pitched seven innings with four strikeouts
  • Career-high seven and 1/3  innings pitched at West Virginia (4/21)


  • Played for Todd Boyer at Shawnee High School in Shawnee, Oklahoma
  • Went 9-1 with 112 strikeouts in 75 innings pitched junior year, while compiling a 0.65 ERA
  • Won back-to-back state titles
  • 2016 Big All-City Player of the Year, Native American Athlete of the Year, Oklahoman All-State Team, Defensive MVP and Pitcher of the Year
  • 2015 MVP of Perfect Game World Series, Defensive MVP and Sophomore Pitcher of the Year
  • Member of National Honor Society.


  • Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Son of Jimmy Davis and Leah Abrams
  • Plans to major in pre-education