Coach Corbin Quote: Ty had a good summer in the Cape, but was slowed in the fall due to back surgery. He figures to bounce back and pitch for us either as a starter or middle reliever. He pitched in a lot of big games last year. In order for us to go far this season, he needs to have a good year.
2006: Finished the season with a 5-5 record and 3.91 ERA (tops among starters) ... Made 24 appearances, including nine starts, four at the end of the season ... Struck out 71 with 28 walks in 71.1 innings with a save ... Went 0-3 with a 4.40 ERA in 11 appearances (four starts) in SEC play ... Gave up three runs on seven hits with six strikeouts in 5.1 innings in no decision start against Michigan (6/4) in the NCAA Atlanta Regional ... Threw 6.1 innings of two-hit baseball against Georgia (5/27) in the SEC Tournament. Allowed just one run with a season high seven strikeouts and left the game with a lead the Commodores did not hold onto ... Tagged with the loss against South Carolina (5/20) after giving up four runs, three earned, on seven hits in 5.1 innings of work with six strikeouts ... Had a no decision against LSU (5/14) after giving up three runs on three hits in 4.2 innings with three strikeouts and three walks ... Charged with the loss after giving up one run in a third of an inning of relief against Kentucky (4/29) ... Pitched 1.2 innings of scoreless relief against the Wildcats (4/28) with two strikeouts and two walks ... Allowed two runs on four hits in four innings in no decision start against Alabama (4/23) ... Gave up three runs on four hits in 2.2 innings of relief against Middle Tennessee (4/18) ... Allowed one run on two hits with four strikeouts in 2.1 innings of relief against Georgia (4/15) ... Took the loss in start against Arkansas (4/9) after giving up four runs on four hits in 4.2 innings. All four runs came on grand-slam homer in the fourth. Prior to that homer he had thrown 15 consecutive scoreless innings spanning seven appearances ... Pitched a third of a scoreless inning against Arkansas (4/8) ... Threw three innings of scoreless relief with five strikeouts against Austin Peay (4/5) ... Held Florida (4/1) scoreless in 1.1 innings of one-hit relief with two strikeouts ... Recorded two outs, via strikeout against Auburn (3/26), to pick up first career save ... Gave up a hit in three shutout innings in winning start over Belmont (3/22) ... Was one of nine pitchers to contribute to Vanderbilt's school record of 38.2 consecutive scoreless innings (span of five games from 3/18-3/25) ... Pitched five innings of two-hit scoreless relief in winning effort over Butler (3/14) ... Gave up a run in an inning of relief against Brown (3/12) ... Took the loss against Creighton (3/7), lasting two innings in start ... Picked up win in relief against Ball State (3/4), allowed one run on two hits with a strikeout in 2.2 innings of work ... Earned win in start against Murray State (2/28), went four innings and allowed one unearned run on four hits ... Picked up win against Pittsburgh (2/24), with 3.1 innings of one-hit scoreless relief with four strikeouts ... Charged with the loss against Kansas (2/19) by allowing three runs on five hits in 3.1 innings of work with three strikeouts ... Went 3-2 with a 2.28 ERA in eight starts for the Orleans Cardinals of the Cape Cod League. Struck out 38 with 22 walks in 43.1 innings.
2005: Was 1-0 on the bump with a 1.50 ERA in four appearances ... Lone start was eight inning two-hit shutout performance against Ohio (5/18) ... Did not allow a run in three of four outings ... Made relief appearances against Lipscomb (3/8), Baylor (3/12) and Jacksonville State (3/29) ... Went 6-1 with a 2.18 ERA in nine games for the Peninsula Oilers of the Alaska League ... Baseball America listed him as the fifth best prospect in the league after the summer season.
High School: Earned two letters at Westlake High School for coach Jim Darilek... Led the Chapparals to the Class 5A Region IV semifinals and the District championship... Earned first team All-State and first team All-District in 2003 after being selected to the Preseason All-Cen Tex team... Earned honorable mention All-State and second team All-District recognition in 2002... Went 8-3 with a 1.14 ERA, tallying 119 strikeouts in 77 innings as a junior... Played with classmate Aaron Garza at Westlake and for the Austin Baseball Club... In the summer of 2002, the Austin Baseball Club recorded a fifth place finish in the Perfect Game/Baseball America World Wood Bat Association... Davis was 4-0 with a 0.60 ERA and had 40 strikeouts in 35 innings for the Austin Baseball Club.
Personal: Thomas Benjamin Davis ... Born 9/11/84 in Austin, Texas... Son of Mike and Susan Davis...Major is human and organizational development...Favorites include: The movie Dazed and Confused, the TV show Laguna Beach, Sidelines, Roger Clemens, Sidd Finch, Bruce Willis and the Houston Astros...Craziest ambition is to retire on a remote ranch...Lists Nolan Ryan as the greatest baseball player of all time.