Bothell High’s Brooke Davis appreciates all the positions on the softball field, but the junior Cougar is entrenched in the catcher’s spot in the present day.
“I’ll do whatever the team needs me to do,” said Davis, who’s played backstop throughout her softball career, along with other spots on the diamond. “I like throwing runners out, it’s fun.”
Davis loves the game she took up early in her life and making new friends.
“Ever since I could walk, yep, my mom and my grandpa have been getting me on the tee ever since then, so it’s been nice,” said Davis, who listed family softball highlights as playing catch with her mom and brother and fielding ground balls from her grandpa in Oregon.
Bothell knocked out to a 6-4 league record and 7-5 overall mark at press time and received some solid pitching on April 8, when Katie Fodge and Briley Shults teamed up for a no-hitter in the Cougars’ 11-0 blanking of Mount Si.
Fodge sported a heavy bat as well by hammering a homer along with Lizzy Olson; both girls combined for four hits and four RBIs. Kelsey Fortney had two hits and Izzy Brandolini and Nicole Leadley had two RBIs each. Fodge led the squad with four dingers at press time.
Davis has wielded a hot bat as well with one homer, a five-hit and three-RBI game and another three-hit contest.
From seniors to freshmen, Davis said that every Cougar has played their part this season. The catcher noted that senior captain Olson leads the way with her spirited demeanor. There’s a lot of humor bandied about when the girls are together as well.
“The girls, they’re really nice to each other. No drama really, so that’s really nice,” Davis said with a laugh. She added about what she hopes to achieve each day on the field: “I just kind of play the ball, and hopefully pick the girls up on my way, too.”
The Reporter asked Davis a series of questions to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into her life:
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Try your best and everything will work out. Just keep playing the game.
If you could go to dinner with one person, who would that be?
There’s so many to choose from. Ken Griffey Jr., but if not him, I would go Chris Hemsworth, Thor. (laughs)
What’s your favorite movie of all time?
I like “Top Gun” or “Dirty Dancing,” I like old school.
What’s your favorite kind of music?
What’s your biggest pet peeve?
When my mom doesn’t put things back where she found them.
What do you appreciate the most in life?
Family and what we have, very fortunate for that.
Who’s your idol?
It’s either my grandpa or my brother. My grandpa, I wanna follow in his footsteps and be a firefighter, if not, play professional softball. He’s done that (firefighting) all his life since 16-17. I think that would be really fun to do, help people.
So you might be looking into that for a career.
Next year, I’m gonna do the fire program. This year, I took nursing at Woodinville (High), I go to Woodinville first through third and then come here for my main periods. And then next year, I’ll go to Lake Washington (High) for the fire program there.
So, you’re kind of covering all the KingCo schools.
What’s your favorite restaurant in Bothell?
I like Red Robin or the Ranch (Drive-In), they have good shakes.
What was your favorite feature of Country Village (some shops will remain open until June)?
I like the reindeer at Christmas time.
What’s your favorite subject at school?
English, I like writing.