Davis, who will be a junior outfielder for Division I Saint Joseph's University in the fall, received the Thornton trophy following Sunday afternoon's Norchester at Phoenixville Chester County League game at "Doc" Kennedy Field.

The award, which goes to the team's outstanding performer from the previous American Legion baseball season, is named in honor of Thornton, a former Phoenixville star and slugger with Major League Baseball's Cleveland Indians.

Davis, a left-handed batter and thrower, is playing right field and center field with the Jays in the adult league.

"I am working on both (positions) for school," said Davis. "I am no† sure what I am going to do when I get back down there."

The Hawks struggled this spring, but they did have one player who was drafted and one on the Atlantic 10 first team.

"The seniors played well this year," Davis said. "The rest of the team has to pick it up."

Shawn Pender will be in his second year of coaching at St. Joseph's.

"This will be his first recruiting class to come in," Davis said.

Pender previously served as head scout for the Baltimore Orioles for five years.

"He brought ideas," Davis said. "He knows so much about pro baseball from being in it for 20 years. He is also in the Hall of Fame at Rollins College in Florida."

Davis was an outfielder, first baseman and pitcher for manager Jack Sturgeon's Phoenixville Athletics. Sturgeon presented the large trophy to Davis following Phoenixville's 2-1 victory over the Bulldogs in eight innings in the Athletics' regular season finale.

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