Davis pitches Dean College baseball team to season-opening win
Anchorage’s Gaten Davis danced around trouble on the pitcher’s mound and then waltzed off with the win after Dean College rallied on opening day.
The 6-foot-7 senior right-hander worked around trouble in five effective innings and then watched his team rally for a 5-3 victory over Albertus Magnus in Franklin, Massachusetts.
Davis scattered eight hits and a walk while striking out five batters.
In the first inning, he worked around three singles, thanks in part to a caught stealing.
He ended the second inning with a strikeout looking, leaving the bases loaded.
Davis gave up a home run to fall behind 3-1 in the fourth inning and then chalked up his only 1-2-3 inning in the fifth inning.
In the bottom half of the fifth, Dean plated three runs to take a 4-3 lead before tacking on another run in the sixth inning.
Davis, of East High fame, deserved the winning decision. He got the first out in each of his five innings of work and one of the runs he gave up was unearned.
He improved his career record to 4-7 while racking up 81 strikeouts in 88.2 innings across 28 appearances.