EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – SIUE softball's Baylee Douglass has been selected as one of 25 national finalists for the National Fastpitch Coaches Association's (NFCA) Freshman of the Year Award.
Douglass, of Centralia, Mo., holds a 13-4 record with a 1.97 earned run average. She is among the nation's leaders in saves with four. In 110 innings pitched this season, Douglass is ranked in numerous NCAA Division I pitching statistical categories. She is 12th in saves (4), 38th in walks allowed per seven innings (1.40), 61st in earned run average (1.97), 61st in hits allowed per seven innings (5.41), and 73rd in strikeouts per seven innings (7.6).
Douglass is the lone player from the Ohio Valley Conference to be a national finalist.
On May 7, the list will be trimmed down to the top 10 finalists, while the top 3 finalists will be selected and released May 21. In its second year, the NFCA Division I National Freshman of the Year trophy will be presented during a live ceremony on May 26 prior to the opening of the annual Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City.
NFCA Division I National Freshman of the Year – Top 25 Finalists
Sydney Booker – SS/3B – Southeastern Louisiana
Daniella Chavez – DP - Kansas
Zoe Conley – RHP - CSUN
Baylee Douglass – RHP - SIUE
Ivie Drake – C - Georgia State
Cortni Emanuel – OF/IF - Georgia
Megan Good – RHP/IF – James Madison
Meghan Gregg – SS - Tennessee
Peyton Hedrick – SS - Abilene Christian
Carley Hoover – RHP - LSU
Jazmyn Jackson – CF - California
Jenna Lilley – 3B - Oregon
Aleshia Ocasio – RHP/UT - Florida
Ariel Ortiz – SS - Texas State
Alexis Osorio – RHP - Alabama
Paige Parker – LHP - Oklahoma
Danielle Parlich – IF - Minnesota
Erika Piancastelli – C – McNeese State
Krystal Puga – 1B - St. John's
Demi Turner – 2B - Alabama
Taylor Van Zee – LF/3B - Washington
Tori Vidales – 3B - Texas A&M
Allie Walljasper – RHP - LSU
Jessica Warren – 3B - Florida State
Taylor Wike – 2B - North Carolina