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Davis Signs To Play Softball At Eastern Kentucky
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With some softball teammates and friends and classmates from Escalon High School on hand, senior Brooke Davis recently signed her letter of intent to play college softball at Eastern Kentucky. Photo Contributed

Once her career at Escalon High School is complete, senior Brooke Davis will be headed off to join a former teammate at the collegiate level.

Davis has signed her letter of intent to play softball at Eastern Kentucky University for the Colonels, a team that also includes EHS alum Malia Babasa. At a signing party recently to celebrate the occasion, Babasa was present via FaceTime as many current teammates and friends from EHS joined in with Davis and her family.

The daughter of Dean and Deanna Davis, Brooke has an older sister, Sage, currently attending college in Boise, and a younger brother, Colton, in fifth grade. She has been playing softball since starting out in T-Ball at a young age.

“Friends and family came out for the signing party and it was fun to share that with them,” said the EHS senior, a pitcher who can also play first base when needed.

It was her prowess in the circle, however, that attracted the attention of the Division I school.

“I’ve always focused on pitching,” Davis explained. “You’re involved in the whole game and it’s just exciting to touch the ball on every play.”

She added that having the chance to reunite with Babasa is icing on the cake.

“I’ve grown up with her since I was seven years old,” she said, noting that they at one time played on the same travel ball team.

As Babasa was older, she moved on in travel ball but the two were able to get back on the same diamond in high school.

“Finishing up with is just amazing,” Davis said of having the opportunity to play with Babasa in college.

She also had the chance to visit the college campus in Eastern Kentucky at the end of August.

“It is a beautiful school and I got an offer I just couldn’t pass up,” she said.

Davis plans to study criminal justice.

As far as her time at Escalon, she said one memory rises to the top.

“I think just taking VOL with some of my best friends,” she said, with the softball team – in its COVID-impacted campaign last spring – moving into the Valley Oak League for one season and taking the title.