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SIUE’s Douglass Among National Finalists

Baylee Douglass
Baylee Douglass

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

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