11 Bailey Sims
11 Bailey Sims
Height: 5-2
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Flowery Branch, Ga.
High School: Flowery Branch High School
Position: 2B
Bats/Throws: L/R

Statistics: 2017

As a Freshman (2017): One of only two players to start and play in all 57 games ... In the Ohio Valley Conference was ranked fifth in walks and tied for ninth in hits ... Led the Bruins in hits (60), sacrifice hits (9) and tied in stolen bases (2) and was second on the team in at bats (180), runs (33), triples (1), and walks (23) ... Tallied two or more hits 15 times ... Recorded two or more runs on four occasions ... Opened first collegiate season with an eight-game hitting streak ... Went 2-for-3, scoring a run in collegiate debut versus UMBC (2/10) ... Tallied a season-high three hits against UMKC (2/10) during the Belmont Winter Fest Tournament ... Smacked first home run of the season for a season-high three RBI versus Western Illinois (2/19) at the WKU Hilltopper Classic ... Came away with first stolen base of the season against Alabama State (2/25) ... Plated a season-high three runs versus Arkansas-Pine Bluff (3/3) ... Had longest hitting streak of the season, 10 games, from March 11-March 24 ... Was perfect at the plate, going 1-for-1 with a pair of walks, a double and two RBI against Savannah State (3/18) at the Mercer Bear Classic ... Drilled lone triple of the season in game one at Eastern Illinois (3/24) ... Recorded a season-high three walks in game two with the Panthers ... Matched her season-high of three RBI versus Middle Tennessee State (4/5) ... Notched five assists in game two at Morehead State (4/14) ... Knocked second home run of the season on the road at Austin Peay (4/24) ... Went 3-for-4 at Murray State (5/3) with a double and two runs ... Netted two RBI against Tennessee State (5/6).

Prior to Belmont: Prepped at Flowery Branch High under coach Laura Novotny Beaver ... Four-time Offensive MVP ... Four-time First Team All-Region selection ... Four-time Second Team All-Area ... Second Team All-State honoree ... Owns pair of school records including driving in 117 runs and only recording nine strikeouts in 401 plate appearances over entire career ... Selected to play in the 2015 Georgia Dugout Club All-Star Game ... Played in Georgia North/South All-Star game ... Served as team captain for two years. 

Personal: Daughter of Todd and Andrea Sims ... Has one sister, Caroline ... Lists greatest sports thrill was her high school team upsetting the No. 1 seed in the region to advance to the state playoffs ... Interested in majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.