Tribe’s Matt Davenport Named Preseason All-American by College Baseball Lineup
Williamsburg, Va. - After posting one of the finest seasons for a pitcher in Tribe history last season, Tribe pitcher Matt Davenport was named a Third-Team All-American by College Baseball Lineup.
After a great freshman year that earned him CAA All-Rookie honors in 2009, Davenport was named First-Team All-CAA, First-Team ABCA/Rawlings All-East Region, and Second-Team VaSID All-State in 2010. Davenport became just the third Tribe hurler to be named All-CAA First-Team in the program’s history and the first to do so since Whit Farr in 2002.
Davenport finished the season with an 8-2 mark, registering an ERA of 1.96, a William and Mary record. Davenport’s ERA was even more impressive considering his 96.1 innings pitched last season tied him for 10th at the College. Davenport also made the school’s top-10 lists for strikeouts and victories during his impressive 2010 campaign. Davenport is now tied for seventh all-time on the single-season list with his eight wins and is tied for eighth with his 88 strikeouts last year.
In the CAA, Davenport ranked in the top-four in all major pitching categories. Davenport was tied for first in victories, second in ERA, and third in strikeouts with 88. Davenport’s finest performance of the season came on April 30, 2010 against Northeastern, when the Chesapeake, Virginia native tossed a complete-game shutout at Plumeri Park. Davenport limited the Huskies to just three hits while striking out nine.