Eli Davis caps off his record-setting season with one of the highest honors a player can receive during the awards season. The senior was named a first team All-American by the ABCA.
The American Baseball Coaches Association announced its Division II All-American teams on Thursday after a vote of the national committee consisted of head coaches.
Davis became the Warriors' first All-American first team selection during the Division II era. He's the first to earn the first team nod since John Casey did it in 1991 when Cal State Stanislaus was a Division III program.
Davis batted .399 for the season and .415 during CCAA play, was near the top of the CCAA in virtually every offensive category. He led Cal State Stanislaus in average (.399), slugging percentage (.657), on-base percentage (.457), runs scored (46), hits (79), RBI (49), triples (6), home runs (8) and total bases (130). He set a new school record with 79 hits in a season (Division II) and tied the school's all-time record with Rusty Kuntz.
Davis, who earned two third team All-America selections last week (Daktronics and NCBWA), is the first Warrior baseball All-America since 2008 and just the third during the program's CCAA era (30th overall since 1976).
The last Cal State Stanislaus baseball player to make an All-America team was Marquis Fleming (now pitching in Triple A Durham in the Tampa Bay organization). Fleming was a second-team All-American pick in 2008. In 2003, reliever Scott Taylor was a third-team selection.
The Turlock native won three All-Region first team awards this offseason (ABCA, NCBWA and Daktronics) after being selected to the All-CCAA team. Davis also won the ABCA/Rawlings West Region Gold Glove award for his defensive skills.
Eli Davis' postseason awards
ABCA/Rawlings All-America First Team
Daktronics/CoSIDA All-America Third Team
NCBWA All-America Third Team
ABCA/Rawlings All-Region First Team
Daktronics/CoSIDA All-Region First Team
NCBWA All-America All-Region First Team
All-CCAA First Team