Springwood senior Davis signs with Point
LANETT — Springwood School senior Allie Davis sat in the cafeteria in front of the Wildcat student body, family and coaches to sign her letter of intent to play softball at Point University next spring on Friday afternoon.
“I think Allie is a very versatile player,” Point softball assistant coach Sarah Warren said. “We love her at the plate as a power hitter, but mainly a doubles hitter. We’re looking forward to getting her out there.”
In her time playing varsity softball at Valley and Springwood since her eighth-grade season, Davis has a total of 123 hits and 72 RBIs while batting a .325 average at the plate.
“She came over for us from Valley last year,” Springwood head softball coach Galen Smith said. “She had over a .400 batting average, she led the team in doubles, and she caught every inning of every game last year. She caught over 200 innings last year. She’s a very durable player, and she’s a quality person too. She comes from a very great family. I’m very excited for her. This opportunity couldn’t come to a better person, and I know she’ll make the best of it.”
Davis’ sister, Kelsey, is a junior pitcher for the Skyhawks.
Warren said that Davis’ role may not be limited to catcher for the first couple of years in college. Davis might have to play in the middle of the infield before making the transition to full-time catcher.
“I’m comfortable because I started out in the infield,” Davis said. “I’m ready to be put in any position there is.”
Staying at home wasn’t always her plan in high school, but Davis said that she’s excited for the chance to stay near her family and continue her education at Point.
“We love having local kids,” Warren said. “Bringing in talent from the local area definitely puts fans in the stands, it’s a lot of support, and it’s fun to see how many people come out to support them at the college level.”
The Skyhawks opened their season in West Point on Feb. 6 against Albany State University.
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