Van Horn on Davenport
"Geoffrey had a tremendous fall for us. He pitched out of the bullpen and started for us as a sophomore. He continues to develop. The velocity continues to go up with strength and maturity. Right now, he's penciled in as a weekend starter. We're expecting him to have a big year. If we're going to have a successful season, he'll have to step it up on the mound and go from being a midweek starter/weekend reliever to a weekend starter."
Earned the win in first start of the season vs. Delaware State (2.19), pitching five innings and allowing two runs with a career-best eight strikeouts ... Made second start of the year vs. Utah (2.26), giving up three runs on three hits in 3.1 innings ... Picked up second win of the season in series finale vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee (3.6), throwing 2.2 shutout innings with three strikeouts ... Improved record to 3-1 on the season in series opener at San Diego State (3.10), earning a win out of the bullpen ... Davenport threw a career-long 5.1 innings against the Aztecs, allowing just one run, while striking out seven ... Threw a perfect inning of relief against Kansas (3.15) with one strikeout ... Injured elbow on last pitch he threw against the Jayhawks and missed the remainder of the 2011 season.
Took the ball to start the second game of the season ... Allowed two unearned runs and struck out a career-best seven hitters in four innings of work against Ball State ... Picked up a win in relief in a 15-3 triumph over Kansas, his first win of the season ... Once again in relief, picked up second win with two strikeouts in 1.2 innings against Wisconsin-Milwaukee ... Had five strikeouts at McNeese State as the bullpen held up in a 7-6 win ... Penciled in as starter in midweek matchup against New Mexico and turned in three innings of shutout work ... Third and final start of the year came against Missouri State ... Tallied four strikeouts against Louisiana Tech in North Little Rock and South Carolina in Fayetteville ... Allowed one walk or fewer in 23 of 26 appearances during the season ... Pitched in 26 games and finished the season with a 2-2 record and a 3.63 ERA ... Averaged over a strikeout an inning, fanning 46 in 39.2 innings.
Appeared in four games ... In second appearance, recorded the final two outs of midweek opener against Valparaiso to earn first save of career ... Longest outing of the season (1.2 IP) came against California ... Finished the season with three innings of work.
2010: Pitched for the Mat-Su Miners of the Alaska League ... Helped the Miners to a 31-14 record and the Alaska Baseball League Championship ... Finished the summer with a 1.49 ERA, allowing 10 runs in 36.1 innings ... Held opposing hitters to a .230 batting average and had 32 strikeouts. 2009: Played for the McKinney Marshals in the Texas Collegiate League ... Made five appearances with three starts ... Posted a 1-2 record with a 5.85 ERA ... Pitched 20 innings and allowed 14 runs on 16 hits with 18 strikeouts ... Held opponents to a .211 batting average.
Paschal High School
Led Paschal to district championships his junior and senior seasons ... Named the district MVP as a junior ... Was the district's Offensive MVP as a senior and named all-state.
In the Draft
2011 - Cleveland Indians, 43rd round (1298)
Davenport is the son of Jack Davenport and Cathy Cinatl ... Has one sister, Jacklyn ... Majoring in accounting.