April 14, 2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – After helping to lead the Huskies to a four-win week , University of Connecticut junior OF Blake Davey (Newport Beach, Calif.) was named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week on April 14, as announced by the league.
Davey, who has settled into the No. 3 spot in the Husky lineup, bashed three home runs and recorded eight hits in 18 at-bats. The junior held an OBP of .565 and a slugging percentage of 1.00, notching six hits in three conference games. He was a crucial piece of the Huskies’ series win over Cincinnati this weekend, connecting for two round-trippers and three RBI in 12 at-bats.
Davey, who is playing in his first year at UConn after transferring from Cypress College, has been a force in the middle of the UConn lineup this season. The right-handed hitter has seven of UConn’s 16 home runs and is tops on the team in slugging percentage (.593), runs (29), and total bases (67). He is also one of just two Huskies, joining sophomore 1B Bobby Melley (Barnstable, Mass.), to boast a batting average over .300.
The accolade is UConn’s first Player of the Week award this season. Previously, Melley (twice), Jack Sundberg (Mansfield, Conn.), and Andrew Zapata (Staten Island, N.Y.) were named to the conference honor roll.