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REPORT: West Virginia OF Austin Davis transferring to TCU

The Horned Frogs reportedly scored a significant player in the wake of outfielder Porter Brown’s departure.

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After news that outfielder Porter Brown will be leaving the TCU baseball program, Perfect Game’s Brian Sakowski tweeted on Friday that West Virginia outfielder Austin Davis will be transferring to the Horned Frogs, marking the second position player in the Big 12 to come to Fort Worth. Baylor’s Tre Richardson announced his transfer earlier this offseason.

Davis spent four seasons with the Mountaineers, compiling a .313/.384/.402 career slash line with 167 hits, 102 runs and 57 RBIs. Davis, who has recorded a batting average over .300 in each of the last three seasons, shined during the 2022 season, slashing .330/.402/.442 while adding a season-high four home runs, 26 RBIs and 29 stolen bases.

A 2021 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention and 2022 All-Big 12 First Team honoree, Davis served as West Virginia’s starting right fielder. The 5-foot-11, 175-pounder from Orlando, Florida has racked up 64 stolen bases over four seasons and figures to be an immediate contributor near the top of the Horned Frog batting order. With Brown, Garrison Berkley both in the transfer portal, Davis will be an early favorite to start for the Horned Frogs next season.

TCU will have outfielders Luke Boyers and Elijah Nunez back for next season. In addition to Brown and Berkley, TCU also saw outfielder Sam Thompson transfer earlier this offseason.