By Jeremy McDonald
TURNER, Ore.– Friday marked a new chapter in the story of Jake Davidson as the Cascade senior walked into the Cougar library to sign his Letter of Intent to play at Lane Community College next season.
“It was really cool. It felt like all that hard work finally payed off and everyone recognized that so it was awesome,” said Davidson of the ceremony.
For Davidson, it’s a dream coming true as he sat down for the ceremony and putting down his signature on the paperwork in front of him. The dream of playing beyond High School that he has been dreaming about since he was 12 year old, grinding and putting in the work on the diamond on a daily basis.
And as he took the lessons from the Withnell Dodgers, where he’s planning to return this upcoming summer before going to college, over this past summer that he’s improving upon this season and continue to improve with at least six games left in his High School career.
“The dream has just always been there. Since the day I started playing baseball I knew I loved the game and the older I got the more I realized that if I put in the work I have the ability to make it to the next level,” starts Davidson. “This season I’ve really been focusing on the little things like cutting down on errors, just getting extra bases and taking advantage of every mistake the other team makes. Over this summer I plan on returning to the Withnell Dodgers and playing as much baseball as possible.
“Playing in legion baseball really helped me by facing players that were better than me. I really learned a lot from it and can’t wait to be back this summer.”
Up next for Davidson and Cascade is Philomath at Philomath Monday afternoon at 4:30pm.