Davis robs homer with highlight-reel grab

Biloxi center fielder leaps at wall to keep Blandino's shot in park

Johnny Davis spent 58 games with Class A Advanced Brevard County last year before joining Biloxi. (Mark LoMoglio/Tampa Yankees)

By Tyler Maun / MiLB.com | April 14, 2017 2:33 AM ET

His team didn't win, but Double-A Biloxi's Johnny Davis grabbed some headlines anyway.

The center fielder made a highlight-reel grab in the top of the seventh inning Thursday night to rob Alex Blandino of a home run, but Pensacola came away with a 4-1 win at MGM Park.

Video: Davis robs Blandino of a homer

Blandino powered a 2-2 pitch from southpaw Nick Ramirez to the fence in right-center field. Davis raced from center to the wall and hauled the ball back in.

A 22nd-round pick of the Brewers in 2013, Davis is back in Biloxi after spending 69 games there last year in his first Double-A stint. Between Class A Advanced Brevard County and Biloxi last season, Davis logged a slash line of .278/.353/.336 and saw action in left and center.

This year, he's been the Shuckers' primary center fielder with starts ther in six of his seven games.

Box score

Davis went 0-for-3 from the leadoff spot in the loss.

Tyler Maun is a contributor to MiLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @TylerMaun. This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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