The Prairie Baseball Academy is very excited to announce that alumni Lars Davis will be speaking at our annual Scholarship Banquet on February 2nd at the Lethbridge Lodge. The coaching staff is proud of every one of our players who move on from this program, but Lars has done some truly exceptional things since accepting a scholarship to the University of Illinois out of PBA. Following 3 standout years at Illinois Lars was taken in the 3rd round of the MLB entry draft by the Colorado Rockies in 2007. Davis spent 6 seasons in the minor leagues making it as high as AAA. Since his time in the minor leagues, Lars has been an assistant coach at the University of Florida, leading the Gators to four College World Series appearances in four years, including a National Championship in 2017.
Head coach of the Prairie Baseball Academy, Coach Hubka still tells stories to current players about Lars and how he handled himself while at PBA. Coach Hubka had this to say about Lars coming back to speak to this years group of PBA players.
“Lars was one of the most gifted athletes to ever attend PBA. It was not those gifts that got Lars to where he is today though. The work ethic and attitude Lars possesed was truly special. That work ethic got him to Illinois, that work ethic got him drafted, and I am positive that, that work ethic helped lead the Florida Gators to four College World Series appearances in four years.”
“It would be a coaches dream to have twenty-five Lars Davis’ on their team. I cannot wait to hear what Lars has to say to our young group of players. His story will be one that you won't want to miss if you’ve had anything to do with PBA over the last 25 years.”
Alberta Dugout Stories wrote a fantastic article about Lars back in June. ADS has become a very well respected platform in Alberta for stories from all different aspects relating to baseball.
Please take a few minutes to check out the article ADS wrote on Lars by clicking the link below:
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