Family, friends and coaches masked themselves for a gathering at the Davis House on Saturday to see Jaxson “Jax” Davis sign with the Louisville Cardinals to continue his baseball career.
Jax is a 215 pound, 6’4 ”RHP / OF senior who attends the Lexington Christian Academy, where he has started the last three seasons.
Jax previously played for George Rogers Clark as an eighth grader, and was involved in the 2017 victory in the Regional Championship.
Jax is currently ranked No. 197 in the country according to the class of 2021 Perfect Game rankings.
As an outfielder, Jax is a 6.78 runner with an impressive arm who holds a current Prep Baseball Report record at a speed of 96 km / h. He also throws consistently in the mid-90s for straight and 80s with a hard slider.
“I’m excited to have the opportunity to play for the University of Louisville, as they are the winning program in the country for the past 10 years,” said Jaxson. “My class, the 2021 recruitment class in Louisville, is currently ranked No. 7 in the country, so my work is now beginning to reach my goals.
“One of my goals is to contribute to a new race for the college world series and their first national championship.
“I want to thank all the people who helped me get to this point. It means a lot to me that everyone came out on Saturday for the signing, especially in this crazy time. ”
Jax is the nephew of GRC alumni, former GRC coach and MLB player Matt Ginter.
For Davises, it has always been about sports, society and family.
Jax does not have to wait long to have family on the field with him. His younger brother, Brady (class 2024), has also committed to U of L.