New team, stellar debut for Davidson

New team, stellar debut for Davidson


New team, stellar debut for Davidson


Now that’s a debut.

Roberson graduate Braxton Davidson was 2-for-2 with a pair of doubles, two RBIs and a walk in his very first game for the advanced-rookie level Danville (Va.) Braves on Wednesday night.

Danville won at Burlington, 8-3, in the second half of an Appalachian League doubleheader.

It was Davidson’s first baseball game in North Carolina since being selected by the Atlanta Braves with the 32nd overall selection in this year’s major league draft.

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Braxton Davidson stole the show for Danville in his first game with the D-Braves. Atlanta’s first round pick flew into Greensboro Wednesday afternoon and made his debut in the second game of the doubleheader. Davidson contributed to a blowout D-Braves victory with two doubles and two RBI, after hitting .245 with seven doubles, a triple, and eight RBI in 36 previous games with the Gulf Coast League Braves. Davidson was selected with Atlanta’s first selection in the 2014 draft, the 32nd overall selection.

Danville plays again at Burlington on Thursday night at 7 p.m., and the team’s season runs through Aug. 29.

As a senior at Roberson, Davidson was named last spring’s Co-Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Year and the Gatorade state player of the year for all public and private-school classifications after batting .462 with 20 RBIs, 25 walks, nine doubles, five home runs and 34 runs scored. In addition, Davidson was 4-2 as a pitcher with 81 strikeouts in 47 innings pitched.

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