Nancy Davis' son

March 29, 2018

During his two seasons of varsity baseball at Walkertown, Will Davis has developed as a viable contributor.

This spring, he starts at third base and provides depth as the third wheel in the Wolfpack’s pitching rotation.

“Will is solid wherever you put him,” Coach Bobby Smith of Walkertown said. “Whether it’s at the plate, on the bump, or in the field, he’s steady. If he stays healthy, this team can go a long way this year.”


Considering Walkertown’s history on the diamond, Smith’s assessment of Davis says a lot about what he brings to the table. Over the past four years, the Wolfpack has made strong runs in the NCHSAA Class 1-A state playoffs.

This year, however, could prove to be a bit more challenging. Walkertown is in its first year in Class 2-A. But so far, it appears that Smith’s team will more than hold its own. At the start of this week, the Wolfpack was 6-1 and 3-0 in the Western Piedmont Athletic 2-A .

“Because of the senior group that Will is a part of, we’re playing very well right now,” Smith said. “They do all of the little things that help you win ball games.”

Davis made a key play in Walkertown’s 4-3 win over East Wilkes three weeks ago. With a runner on third base and two outs, Davis fouled off three pitches before slicing an infield grounder to second base to drive in a run.

“I’m definitely a contact hitter,” Davis said. “At the plate, my job is to move the runners. Sometimes it’s with a bunt. At other times, it’s a matter of making contact to keep the ball in play, especially when we’re in hit-and-run situations.”

As a pitcher, Davis has been effective when called on. In five appearances, he had nine strikeouts with four walks and a 4.20 ERA in 62/3 innings.

“I get batters out by changing speeds and throwing to different locations,” he said. “I feel like I’m at my best when I’m hitting those corners.”