Davidson

 Orange High Alum Mia Davidson is closing in on yet another home run record in her illustrious softball career. Just 6 more home runs will give her the all-time school record at Mississippi State, where she is just a sophomore and has two more seasons of eligibility left. 

Mia Davidson: The 2017 Orange High graduate continues to break records with the Mississippi State softball team. On April 10 in a 15-3 victory over Memphis in Starkville, MS, Davidson hit two home runs to break her own school record for homers in a single-season. Davidson now has 39 home runs over her two seasons at Mississippi State, the second most in school history. She is just five home runs away from tying Kellie Wilkerson (1999-2002) for the program record. After getting swept by Tennessee over the weekend, Mississippi State is 25-17 overall, 3-12 in the Southeastern Conference. Davidson leads the team in nine offensive categories: batting average (.433), runs scored (41), hits (52), doubles (7), home runs (21), RBIs (52), total bases (122), slugging percentage (1.017%), walks (19), and hit by pitch (9). She also leads the SEC in home runs, total bases, and is tied for 2nd in RBIs. She’s 4th in batting average.

Montana Davidson: In 42 games playing with her sister Mia at MSU, Davidson is hitting .226 with five doubles. Against Memphis on April 10, Montana went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored.

Rachel Peel: Peel, a transfer from Furman now in her senior year at Meredith College, has played in ten softball games this season for the Avenging Angels. She is hitting .240. Meredith is 12-22 overall, 7-9 is the Division III USA South Athletic Conference.

Bryse Wilson: After his start for the Atlanta Braves on March 30 against the Philadelphia Phillies, Wilson returned to the Gwinnett Stripers of the Triple-A International League. In two starts in Gwinnett, Wilson is 0-2 with a 7.36 ERA. In eleven innings, he has struck out ten while giving up 13 hits and nine runs, all earned. On Thursday in a 7-6 loss to Louisville, Wilson threw six innings, giving up six runs, all earned, with four strikeouts.

Landon Riley: A 2017 Orange High graduate, Riley has made eleven relief appearances for the Liberty baseball team this season. He has a 1-0 record with a 2.63 ERA. In 13.2 inning pitched, Riley has 18 strikeouts as opposed to ten walks. On April 9, Riley threw a shutout inning to complete a 7-0 win over Richmond in Lynchburg, VA. On April 3, Riley earned his first college win at Elon. He replaced starter Mason Meyer and threw two innings, allowing two hits, one earned run with four strikeouts. After winning two-out-of-three against Stetson over the weekend at Liberty Baseball Stadium, the Flames are 27-8 overall, 9-3 in the Atlantic Sun Conference.

Brandon Andrews: The 2017 Cedar Ridge graduate is now in his second season playing for the Nicholls State Colonials in Thibodaux, LA of the Southland Conference. Andrews has played in 17 games this season for the Colonials, going 1-2 with a 2.84 ERA. He earned his first college win on March 30 when he threw two-and-two-thirds scoreless innings against Lamar in Beaumont, TX. Last weekend, Andrews made two appearances in a series against the University of Incarnate Word. Nicholls is 18-18 overall, 9-9 in the Southland.

Jordan Toney: Now a senior at Division II UNC Pembroke, Toney has made 12 pitching appearances this season. Toney earned a save against Shepherd on February 1. This season, Toney is 0-1 with 6.56 ERA. On Saturday, he threw two innings in a loss to North Georgia. The Braves are 19-22 overall, 9-15 in the Peach Belt Conference.

Marvin Jones: A 2017 Cedar Ridge graduate, Jones was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Men’s Field Athlete of the Week for his performance for North Carolina Central during the Charlotte 49er Classic March 14-16. Jones had a victorious leap of 2.10 meters in the high jump, which not only was a career-best, but was also highest among any athlete in the MEAC this year. It was also the ninth-highest jump in the country. Over the weekend at the Aggie Invitational at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, Jones finished third with a leap of 2.00 meters. 

Jamar Davis: The 2018 Orange graduate finished 4th in the long jump at the Tennessee Relays in Knoxville, TN over the weekend. Davis’ longest leap was 7.61 meters for N.C. State. Davis also finished 4th in the triple jump with a leap of 15.54 meters. On April 11-13 at the UNC Charlotte Invitational, Davis posted his 4th-best finish in the long jump at 7.61 meters, a new personal best. 

Connor Crabtree: After the firing of Tulane head coach Mike Dunleavy on March 16, Crabtree announced that he would enter his name into the transfer portal. Crabtree, who originally committed to UNC Asheville in 2016, just completed his freshman season at Tulane. He played in 30 games last season for the Green Wave, starting 15. He averaged 7.1 points per game. In a statement released on Twitter, Crabtree didn’t discount returning to Tulane, which hired former Georgia State head coach Ron Hunter to replace Dunleavy.