Tyler Davis made his family and coaching staff proud as he signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Northeastern State University.

Davis who was born in Joplin, MO started playing baseball in Neosho and followed Coach Donny Pennington to Grove.

Davis who plays shortstop for the Ridgerunners has been called an “all American shortstop” by coach Pennington.

“It’s not a sport you just show up three days a week, this kid was at the cages three to four days a week and has 52 varsity wins under his belt,” said Coach Pennington.

“[He’s} gonna do great things at NSU and I’m proud of him, it’s been a long time coming.”

Davis who is the first in his family to play baseball at the collegiate level stated that, “NSU was the first on my radar because of the coaching staff.”

Davis is looking forward to staying in the dorms with his team when he starts school later this summer.

One of his favorite aspects of the sport is the memories he has and will form and the friendships he has made over the years.

“I’m happy I didn’t go futher as NSU will allow me to stay local,” said Davis.

Davis plans to major in Occupational Therapy and wants to stay in the medical field.