Started 53 games in centerfield and two as the designated hitter...Tied for third on the team with 18 multi-hit games and also drove in multiple runs in eight games...Batted .312 against left-handed pitching and .307 versus right-handers... One of only two Vols (Blake Forsythe) to appear in all 55 games during the season ...Drove in game-tying run with a single in the ninth inning of the Vols' come-from-behind win over Oregon State to open the season Feb. 20...Hit first home run of the season in 1-for-3 performance against Oregon State on Feb. 21...Got first multi-hit game on Feb. 27 against Coastal Carolina, going 2-for-3, including a double and his second home run of the season...Drove in three runs in UT's 11-4 victory over Radford on March 3...Hit third home run of the year over wall in that game...Went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI against No. 30 Louisville on March 11...Drove in two runs and hit a double in a 4-for-7 showing in Sunday doubleheader against Auburn on March 15...Went 1-for-3 with two runs scored against Tennessee Tech on March 18... Broke out of 1-for-12 slump with 3-for-5 performance including home run, triple, double and three RBIs against ETSU on March 31...Followed that up with two hits and two RBIs against Charleston Southern April 1...Collected two hits and two RBI in series finale against Alabama April 5...Scored three runs and an RBI against Lipscomb April 8...Went 6-for-12 (.500) during Mississippi State series April 10-12 including a 4-for-4 performance in the series finale...Also scored two runs and drove in three runs...Hit two-run homer in Vols' eight-run second inning against Belmont on April 14...Matched his career high with four runs scored against MTSU April 15...Picked up his 10th multi-hit game of the season with three hits in that game...Batted .364 in Vols' series victory at LSU April 17-19...Went 2-for-4 on Saturday at LSU and then logged an RBI double and two runs on Sunday...Made spectacular diving catch in first inning of Sunday's game to save a run...Had 11-game hitting streak from April 8 through April 24...Went 18-for-46 (.391) during the that streak...Went 2-for-5 with seventh home run of the season in series-finale against Arkansas April 26...Batted .364 (4-for-11) in series vs. Kentucky May 1-3...His two-run homer against UK (May 2) gave the Vols a 2-1 lead and broke up Kentucky starter Chris Rusin's no-hitter and shutout in the sixth inning...Scored five runs and drew four walks in UK series..Batted .417 (5-for-12) with a home run, two doubles and three RBIs against South Carolina May 8-10...Went 3-for-5 with two runs in Vols' 7-6 win over Vandy May 15...Followed that up with two more hits and two more runs in the season finale against Vanderbilt May 16...Led off the top of the 10th inning with a single and then scored on Cody Hawn's two-run game-winning home run.
2008 - FRESHMAN (Freshman All-America)
Was named a first-team Freshman All-America by Baseball America, Louisville Slugger, Pro-Line Athletic/NCBWA and Rivals.com and was the only freshman in the country to be named one of 50 semifinalists for the prestigious Golden Spikes Award ... Was a second-team All-SEC selection and also was unanimously named to the SEC All-Freshman Team ... Was among the first 12 players in the nation to accept an invitation to USA Baseball's 2008 National Team Trials ... Appeared in 54 games, with 53 starts ... Became just the ninth Vol ever to win the team Triple Crown and the first since 2002 ... Led the Vols in batting average (.330), hits (68), triples (3), home runs (13), RBI (44), total bases (120), hit-by-pitches (15) and on-base percentage (.435) ... His 13 homers rank tied for third on Tennessee's all-time freshman list ... Had a team-best 21 multi-hit games while tying for team honors with 12 multi-RBI games ... Also led the team with four multi-homer games (tying a single-season school record) and was a two-time SEC Freshman of the Week honoree (March 10 and April 14) ... Hit .356 against left-handers while batting .316 against right-handers ... Produced 12 two-out RBI and was a .292 hitter with runners in scoring position ... Hit .304 in SEC play with 24 runs, 35 hits, seven home runs and 24 RBI ... Started in centerfield in the season-opener against Morehead State Feb. 22 and went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run ... Had two hits and two RBI as the Vols upset No. 3 Texas Feb. 29 in Houston ... Reached base safely in all four plate appearances vs. Eastern Michigan March 7, going 3-for-3 with three singles, a walk, two RBI and a stolen base ... Went 3-for-5 with three runs and his first career homer (solo) in game two of the EMU series and finished the series with a .636 (7-for-11) average, five runs, five RBI and a .909 slugging percentage ... Went 4-for-4 in the win over Presbyterian March 12 ... Delivered a two-run triple in UT's SEC-opening win over LSU March 14 ... Belted a three-run homer in the first game of UT's doubleheader sweep of LSU March 16 and also scored three runs ... Hit .429 in the LSU series with five runs, five RBI, a 1.143 slugging percentage and a .667 on-base percentage ... Smashed home runs in each of his first two at-bats March 19 at Louisville and finished the game 3-for-4 with two runs and three RBI ... Had a two-run double in UT's win over 13th-ranked Florida April 5 ... His second multi-homer game came in the win over Austin Peay April 8, as he went 4-for-5 with four runs and five RBI ... Led the Vols during the Alabama series (April 12-13) with a .462 average, six runs, six hits, two homers and six RBI ... Belted a pair of home runs in UT's 13-5 win over the Crimson Tide in game two of the Saturday doubleheader ... Totaled three hits against Arkansas April 18 ... Scored three runs and tallied a pair of hits in UT's win at Arkansas April 20 ... Hit his ninth homer of the season (solo) at Mississippi State April 26 ... Went 3-for-5 against 13th-ranked Vanderbilt May 4 with two home runs, three runs scored and four RBI ... Hit his 12th homer of the season May 7 vs. Belmont, passing Todd Helton on UT's all-time freshman home runs list ... His 13th and final home run of the season was an inside-the-parker during the Vols' series-opening win at 18th-ranked South Carolina May 15.
Graduated from Theodore High School in Theodore, Ala., where he was coached by Bo Smith ... Drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 14th round of the 2007 MLB draft (432nd overall pick) ... Missed a portion of his senior season after being involved in a car accident ... Was featured in Baseball America as 2007 Louisville Slugger/BCA High School Player of the Year for the state of Alabama ... As a junior in 2006, he posted a .444 batting average in 99 at-bats with 43 runs, 12 home runs, five doubles and a triple ... He also drove in 34 runs and stole 34 bases ... Appeared in Perfect Game's National Showcase in June of 2006 and also earned an invitation to USA Baseball's 2006 Junior National Team trials in Atlanta ... Played in the 2006 AFLAC All-America High School Baseball Classic and went 1-for-1 with two runs for the East Team ... In 2006, was ranked No. 8 among Perfect Game's National Top-100 position players ... Earned honorable mention on the Class 6A Alabama Sports Writers Association 2006 All-State Team ... Earned a varsity starting role as a sophomore in 2005 and hit .293 with three home runs and 24 stolen bases in 93 at-bats ... Played one year of high school football (running back) ... Played for the Florida Bombers summer travel team.
Full name is Kentrail Latron Davis (first name pronounced: ken-TRELL) ... Born June 29, 1988, in Mobile, Ala. ... Son of Althea Davis and Kenney and Cassandra Davis ... Spent time as a mentor and coach for his younger brother Cameron's baseball team ... His cousin, Marcus White, played defensive tackle at Murray State before signing a free agent contract with the NFL's Tennessee Titans ... Recipient of the J. Milton Stockman Scholarship Fund ... Academic major: Sport management.
At-Bats: 5, 13x (last at South Carolina 5/15/08)
Runs: 4 vs. Austin Peay 4/8/08
Hits: 4, 2x (last vs. Austin Peay 4/8/08)
RBI: 5 vs. Austin Peay 4/8/08
Total Bases: 11 vs. Vanderbilt 5/4/08
Stolen Bases: 1, 7x (last vs. Kentucky 5/10/08)
Strikeouts: 3, 3x (last vs. Charlotte 4/2/08)
Walks: 2, 2x (last at Mississippi State 4/26/08)