44 Hayley Baker
44 Hayley Baker
Height: 5-7
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Rockwall, Texas
High School: Rockwall High School
Position: OF
Bats/Throws: L/L

Statistics: 2016 | 2017

As a Sophomore (2017): Named CoSIDA Academic All-District 3 First Team ... Played in 50 games, starting all but one ... Tied for second on the team in triples (1) and was tied for third in RBI (31) and sacrfice hits (4) ... Recorded two or more runs five times ... Tallied two or more hits on 12 occasions ... Tallied two or more RBI seven times ... Went .500 at the plate to open the sesaon against UMBC (2/10) with a run and an RBI ... Notched two hits and two RBI versus WKU at the WKU Hilltopper Classic (2/18) ... Was perfect at the plate, going 1-for-1 with a season-high three walks against Miami (OH) at Hilltopper Classic (2/19) ... Collected a season-high three RBI with the help of a home run versus UAPB (3/3) at the Blues City Classic ... Hit second double of the season to score a run in game two at SIUE (3/26) ... Knocked lone triple of the season in game one at Morehead State (4/14) ... Went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI against UT Martin (4/29) ... Was perfect at the plate, going 3-for-3 with two doubles, versus Tennessee State (5/6).

As a Freshman (2016): Named to 2016 OVC All-Newcomer Team ... Led Bruins in batting average (.325), hits (40), and triples (2) ... Third on the team in doubles (5) ... In first collegiate game vs. Florida A&M (2/12) at the Sand Dollar Classic, went 4-for-4 at the plate with a pair of runs ... Knocked first collegiate triple and recorded a stolen base against Southern Miss (2/13) at same tournament ... Picked up two RBI versus UMass (3/4) at Red & Blue Classic ... Hit first double of the season in home opener against Alabama A&M (3/11) ... Drilled triple versus in-state rival Memphis (3/16) ... Was perfect at the plate, going 4-for-4, in game one at UT Martin (3/26) ... Hit a double in each game of a doubleheader with Tennessee Tech (4/2) ... Scored a pair of runs at Austin Peay (4/9) ... Went 3-for-3 at the plate at Murray State (4/10) ... Notched second stolen base of the season at EKU (4/16) ... Hit a double in game one against Tennessee State (4/30) ... Went 1-for-1 at the plate with a season-high two sacrifice hits vs. the Lady Tigers ... Went 1-for-1 at Jacksonville State (5/8) with a sac fly ... Earned OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll distinction ... Named 2015-16 Easton / NFCA Division I Scholar-Athlete.

Prior to Belmont: Three-year varsity starter at Rockwall High under coach Shadie Acosta ... Owns RHS record for single season stolen bases (25), singles (51), runs scored (56) ... Second all-time at RHS in hits (64) and batting average (.613) ... Batted over .500 for three straight seasons ... Named to the Texas 4A/5A All-State team twice (freshman, sophomore) ... Three-time All-District team selection ... Earned First Team All-District 12-5A in 2014 ... Named to the second team Dallas-Ft. Worth All-Area team as a sophomore and junior ... Earned AP Scholar Award honors her junior year ... Was also a three year varsity member of the cross country team ... Was a regional XC qualifier as a freshman.

Personal: Daughter of Brett and Danelle Baker ... Has one brother, Ethan ... Favorite athlete is Jessica Mendoza ... Lists favorite movie as Silver Linings Playbook ... Favorite musical groups are Mumford & Sons and Imagine Dragons ... Lists greatest sports thrill as going undefeated in the regular season during her senior year ... Interested in majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.