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April Davis of Capital High signed to play softball for Dawson Community College this upcoming season.

Davis was Capital's catcher last spring when she helped the Bruins to an undefeated Western Conference championship and a third-place trophy at the State AA Tournament.

She was selected first-team all-conference and all-state, and was chosen as the Independent Record's All-Area catcher.

Davis was Capital's second-leading hitter with a .466 batting average, and set a school record of 32 RBIs. She also stroked six doubles, posted a .616 slugging percentage and scored 17 runs in 23 games.

"I'm really super excited about playing for Dawson, it's a great opportunity for me to show some of my skills and play college ball," Davis said. "I've wanted to do it (play in college) for a long time, but I just never thought I'd be able to."

Bruins coach Mike Miller said that Davis' biggest strength is probably her versatility.

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"We've used her in the outfield, on both corners and at catcher, and she had a great year behind the plate," Miller said. "April was always willing to put the team ahead of herself and was willing to do her best wherever we asked her to play.

"I'm excited that she's going to continue her career and I truly feel that her best playing is ahead of her."

Davis carried a 3.90 grade-point average, and plans on studying pre-veterinary after taking general studies at Dawson Community College.

Curt Synness is on Twitter @curtsynness_IR and can be reached at curt.synness@lee.net or curt52synness@gmail.com

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