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Liberty Pitcher Josh Davis Signs with DI Akron on 1st Day of Early Signing Period

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Wednesday was a big day for high school athletes across the country who want to continue their careers at the next level. The early signing period started Wednesday for players wanting to sign a letter of intent.

One local pitcher inked his name with a Division I baseball program on Wednesday morning.

Liberty High's Josh Davis signed with the Akron Zips.

Davis said the Akron staff watching him pitch in the regional final game this past spring and throughout the summer.

Josh went to Akron for a visit, was offered a scholarship, weighed his options, then decided Akron was the best place for him athletically and academically. Davis' other options were WVU, Liberty University, UNC-Charlotte and Yale.

Academics are very important to the senior and something Davis prides himself on. The hurler said that you never know when a freak accident will happen and baseball won't be there. Davis said he needs something to fall back on and that is academics. Josh will major in accounting with a minor in pre law. He may attend law school one day.

Davis was recruited as a pitcher and said the Zips coaching staff was a big draw. Akron's pitching coach used to play for the Brewers. Josh said he has a few pitches in his repertoire and he plans on continuing to work on those: fast ball, change up, curve ball and slider. Davis said the Zips have talked with him about getting playing time his freshman year and contributing to the team.

Davis said it was important to sign in the early signing period because it gets it out of the way and takes the pressure off.