by Chris Hunt
In baseball, a .400 batting average is an achievement to behold. For the Davidson Day School Patriots—in their first year of competition—it’s been a recurring theme throughout the lineup.
This spring seven Patriots wrapped up the regular season with averages above the .400 mark. The team benefited from it on the scoreboard as well, to the tune of an 11-5 final regular season record and a berth in the 1A state playoffs. Since Davidson Day doesn’t compete in a conference tournament, the Patriots’ next contest will be the first round of the postseason.
Led by Will Grier’s 4-for-4 showing with six RBIs, Davidson Day knocked off the Community School of Davidson 20-3 in its regular-season finale. Grier leads the Patriots in hitting with a .630 average, while teammates Taylor Cox (.537 average, 6 home runs) and Richard Brown (.512) pace a balanced squad.
Four other Patriots who finished the regular season with a plus-.400 average were Lamar Briggs with a .482 average, Will Reid, who hit at a .450 clip, Jared Hamilton (.423) and Jake Bringewatt (.405). Cox’s 28 RBIs paced the Patriots in their regular-season slate, while Grier added a team-best 18 stolen bases to his club-leading average.