It’s the scenario many kids set up in their own imaginations in their own back yards.
East Central’s Taylor Davis got to live out that dream.
The junior had a fantastic series against Southwestern in April, going 7-for-11 from the plate. But in Game 3 of the sweep of the Bulldogs, the stage was set for the big hit.
ECU led 3-2 going into the seventh inning, but SWOSU picked up four runs to hold a 6-3 lead heading in the bottom of the frame.
Autumn Suynam sent in two runs with a single to center. Walks offered to Lacey Williams-Wenholm and Kayci Snider loaded the bases with the Tigers still trailing at 6-5.
Davis then took the softball over the left field fence, clearing the bases and walking off with style. ECU won 9-6.
Davis was 4-for-5 on the game with five RBIs.
East Central continued on with its stellar season. The Tigers finished 34-16 and 25-8 in conference play. They won the GAC Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Regional, losing in the final to host Augustana (S.D.).
Top 10 of 2015: No. 4 – ECU’s Davis hits walk-off grand slam
Top 10 of 2015: No. 5 – Sooners win ninth men’s gymnastics national championship
Top 10 of 2015: No. 6 – OKWU men’s soccer notches 20 wins
Top 10 of 2015: No. 7 – McKenzie tops 100-yard mark in seven straight games
Top 10 of 2015: No. 8 – Luedtke posts triple-double in final match
Top 10 of 2015: No. 9 – SWOSU tops Ouachita in GAC opener
Top 10 of 2015: No. 10 – The streak is over
Top 10 of 2015: Honorable Mention
Top 10 of 2015: Plus