Duo Tabbed Preseason All-Americans

Jan. 9, 2018


HOUSTON -- Houston Baseball juniors Trey Cumbie and Joe Davis were tabbed Preseason All-Americans by Perfect Game, the organization announced Tuesday.
Cumbie was honored as a Second Team starting pitcher and Davis a Third Team selection at designated hitter.

The duo joined four other American Athletic Conference players in Wichita State's Alec Bohm (1st Team, 3B) and Greyson Jenista (2nd Team, 1B), UConn's Tim Cate (3rd Team, SP), and USF's Shane McClanahan (2nd Team, SP).

Houston was one of 10 schools nationally with multiple All-American representatives across the organization's three teams and join Wichita State has the only two American teams with at least a pair of players represented.

Cumbie, the staff ace, is fresh off a sophomore campaign that was highlighted by him being named the American Pitcher of the Year and a First Team All-American.

The Lufkin, Texas native, led the American Athletic Conference with a 2.04 ERA and a 10-2 record in 15 starts. The southpaw fanned 82 in 101.1 innings and had four complete games to his name in 2017.

Trey Cumbie


  • Second Team Preseason All-American by Perfect Game
  • American Preseason Pitcher of the Year
  • American Preseason Team
  • Second Team Preseason All-American by Collegiate Baseball


  • American Co-Pitcher of the Year
  • Third Team All-American by ABCA/Rawlings
  • ABCA All-Region First Team
  • First Team All-American by NCBWA
  • Second Team All-American by Perfect Game
  • Second Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball
  • NCBWA National Pitcher of the Month (May)
  • All-American Athletic Conference First Team (SP)
  • American Pitcher of the Week twice
  • Led the American with a 2.04 ERA and a 10-2 record
  • Threw three straight complete games, becoming first Cougar since Brad Sullivan in 2002 to accomplish that feat
  • Has made 15 starts and tossed 101.1 innings
  • Had four complete games and two complete-game shutouts
  • Struck out 82 to just 15 walks
  • Struck out a career-high 11 hitters in a complete-game shutout win at Tulane
  • Won six straight starts from March 8 to April 13
  • Didn't allow an earned run in four of his starts
  • Earned wins over Prairie View A&M, McNeese, Louisiana-Lafayette, Incarnate Word, East Carolina, Memphis, UConn (x2), Tulane and Cincinnati

Cumbie became the first 10-game winner since Austin Pruitt went 10-5 back in 2013, while also becoming the fourth Cougar to be named Conference Pitcher of the Year in program history, but first since 2006. He joins C-USA Pitchers of the Year Brad Lincoln (2006), Brad Sullivan (2002) and Kyle Crowell (2000, 1999) representing the league's top honor on the pitching side.

Joe Davis

Davis returns for his junior campaign and the 2016 American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year earns yet another preseason nod.

In 2017, Davis appeared in 61 games, making 60 starts at first base and designated hitter. He hit .299 with 73 hits, 36 runs, and 46 RBI and finished fourth on the team with eight home runs -- seven of which came in conference-only games.

He showed well in American play, hitting .323. Davis finished 2017 with 20 multi-hit games and 11 multi-RBI games, while riding a 21-game on base streak late in the year.


  • Third Team Preseason All-American by Perfect Game


  • All-American Athletic Conference Second Team
  • USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award Preseason Watch List
  • Third Team Preseason All-American by D1Baseball.com
  • Second Team Preseason All-American by Baseball America
  • American Preseason Player of the Year
  • American Preseason Team
  • Third Team Preseason All-American by Collegiate Baseball
  • Hit a home run in each of the first five American series
  • Had a hit in all four games during American Championship
  • Went 3-for-4 with three runs and two RBI in a win over Baylor during the NCAA Houston Regional (June 3)
  • Rode a 10-game hit streak from May 5 to May 19 and in six of those 10 games, tallied a multi-hit game

Houston Baseball will host its annual Fan Appreciation Day & Alumni Game on Saturday, Feb. 10 at Schroeder Park. First pitch is slated for 12:30 p.m. with gates scheduled to open at 10:30 a.m.

The event, which will welcome home former players, is free and open to the public. Fans are encouraged to register for the event.
To register, CLICK HERE (or sign into your account) if you are a current season ticket member or you can also visit UHCougars.com/Basefanday.

H-ASSOCIATION BBQ (Following Alumni Game)
The H-Association BBQ will follow the Alumni Game and is open to the public.
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 10
TIME: 3 -- 5 p.m.
WHERE: Great Hall in Athletics/Alumni Center
COST: $15/plate or four plates for $50

To purchase a ticket and support the H-Association, visit http://weblink.donorperfect.com/hassociationbbq.

For BBQ sponsorships, please click below (select BBQ):

Houston Baseball will open its 2018 season on Friday, February 16 when it welcomes Holy Cross to Schroeder Park for a weekend series, slated to begin at 6:30 p.m. The series will continue on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m. and wrap at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18.

Stay up to date with all Houston Baseball news and highlights by following us on Twitter @UHCougarBB or on Facebook at /UHCougarBB. Fans can also follow head coach Todd Whitting @toddwhitting on Twitter.



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