MELISSA — Adam Davis spread his contributions around as the Cardinals made their way to the top of the district standings.


Davis, a junior, stepped in as Melissa’s first baseman and standout reliever en route to the 11-4A championship and was selected as the district Newcomer of the Year.


Melissa went 9-1 in district, taking the spot by two games, after finishing as the runner-up the prior season.


Davis had a .404 batting average with 12 doubles and 30 RBI as a hitter in the middle of the Cardinals’ order and then earned a pair of victories and five saves with a 2.87 earned run average and almost a strikeout-to-inning ratio on the mound for Melissa, which made the area round of the playoffs before falling in the third game of a series against Decatur to finish 17-15.


For his efforts, Davis has been named the Herald Democrat All-Texomaland Baseball Newcomer of the Year for the 2017 season.