Davis staying sharp at Class A level in Myrtle Beach

By Anthony Rhoads

Former Stockbridge High School standout Kyle Davies continues to have a solid season with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans.

In his last start for the advanced single-A Carolina League team on May 26, he struck out seven and walked four in a 4-1 victory over Lynchburg.

As of Sunday, Davies' ERA was 3.15 and he had 53 strikeouts, third-best on the team. He's only allowed 21 walks and now has a 4-2 record.

"He's doing pretty good," Stockbridge baseball coach Bill Pate said. "I'm really proud of Kyle. He's continuing to work hard and hopefully, he'll move up in the Braves' organization. Things are going pretty good for Kyle."

Davies graduated from Stockbridge High School in 2001 and was drafted by the Atlanta Braves that summer.

His first professional experience was with the Gulf Coast Braves rookie-league team in 2001. He moved up to play for the Braves' advanced-rookie league affiliate in Danville, Va. and got in some innings with the Macon Braves.

In 2002, he played for the single-A Rome Braves and was selected to play in the South Atlantic League All-Star Game.

Former Eagle's Landing High School standout Matt Murton is one of the best power hitters this season for the single-A Sarasota Red Sox.

He's second on the team in home runs (nine) and RBI (25). He's currently batting .268.

Murton played at Georgia Tech and was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in 2003 after his junior season.

He played in the short-season New York-Penn League last year.

Former Jonesboro High School standout Jason Perry is getting limited playing time with the double-A Midland RockHounds.

Perry is currently batting .198 with one home runs and 11 RBI for Oakland's Texas League affiliate.

Perry was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2002. Perry was a standout for Georgia Tech and was on the team that participated in the College World Series in 2002.

Harrison complete junior year at Columbus State: Former Henry County High School standout Clif Harrison had a pretty memorable junior season at Columbus State this year.

He was fourth on the team in batting with an average of .336.

He helped lead the team to the NCAA Division II World Series, which concluded last week in Montgomery, Ala. Columbus State finished in the top eight of the double-elimination tournament.

Harrison's former teammate at Henry County, Lane Hammond, also plays for Columbus State but he saw limited action this year after getting hit in the face with a pitch.

Hammond played in nine games, batting .267.