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Erica

Hayes

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Height: 5'2"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Cary, N.C.
High School: Cary HS

Bio

2019 (Junior): 2019 Southern Conference All-Tournament selection … SoCon Student-Athlete of the Week ... In the three games in the SoCon Championships, she had a .545 batting average with six hits, two triples, and three RBI. She was the catalyst in the No. 7 seed Catamounts’ shocking 6-4 win over No. 2 Samford to open the tournament going 2-for-4 with a triple and three RBI … For the season, she played in 51 games and started 50 with a .238 batting average … She led the team with 34 RBI which tied for 12th in the WCU record books for most RBI in a season … She also had 36 hits, 17 runs scored, six doubles, three triples, and seven home runs and had nine multiple-hit games.

2018 (Sophomore): Played in all 52 games … Ended with a .262 batting average … Her 45 hits tied for most of the season for the team and a season-high for her personally … Her 28 runs, eight doubles, and two triples were each season-highs and also had two homeruns … Led the team with 14 multiple hit games and also had two multiple RBI games … Tied for longest hit streak of the season at six.

2017 (Freshman): Named to SoCon All-Freshman Team ... Played in 44 games and started 43 ... Had a .273 batting average with 35 hits, the fifth most hits on the team, seven doubles, a triple, three homeruns, 21 RBI and 13 runs scored ... Seven multiple-hit games and six multiple-RBI games ... Her longest hitting streak was eight and her longest reach base safely was also eight.

High School: As a senior, earned Coaches' Award for Excellence ... As a junior, Second Team All-Conference, Academic All-Conference and led the team in on-base percentage ... As a sophomore, Honorable Mention All-Conference.

Personal: Daughter of David and Kim Hayes ... Has two brothers, Grant and Luke.

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2019 Softball Preview with Head Coach Jim Clift