By Jeremy McDonald
SALEM, Ore.– It’s moments like these that make you appreciate the little things in life. For West Salem’s Reagan Davis, the Coronavirus Pandemic had waken her up and snap her out of the everyday routine, prematurely ending her Junior Year with the Titans and threatening her Senior Season this year.
“It was eye opening. Practicing year round so many years in a row can make it easy to fall into the habit of just going through the motions, but not having the opportunity to play really makes you appreciate it when you can,” Davis said. “I am going to try and make the most of it by playing my hardest and just cherishing the little moments.”
The Titans went 16-12 Davis’ sophomore year, reaching the 6A first round before falling to Westview 3-1. Davis, who caught her sophomore year with West Salem, joined teammates Aliyah Wilsey (Pitcher), Jenny Ball (infield), Sage Barnes (infield) and Taylor Holmquist (Outfield) on the first-team list in the Mountain Valley Conference.
Davis has been playing with the NW Vandals organization since quarantine broke in the Spring, playing with one of the 18U squads over the Summer and Fall before making her decision to play softball at Corban University. Playing in the outfield as well as catching.
“I am super excited to have gotten the opportunity to play at Corban. The team and the schools core values go hand in hand with what I believe and being on this team will not only make me a better softball player, but also form me into the person I want to be,” said Davis. “Playing for West and the Vandals and having such great coaches like (West Salem Head Coach) Ty Nicholson, (Vandal coaches) Marie and Josh Scott and Jeff Covalt have made me a better hitter, catcher, outfielder and helped me grow throughout my teen years.
“I am very thankful to all of them and I wouldn’t be here without them. I’m so excited for this next step in life.”
Davis is currently undecided on a major, but mentioned that she has some interest in the Psychology field.
The softball season at West Salem is slated for May and June under the ‘Season 4’ tab in the OSAA Sports Calendar.