Local Product Bailey Hemphill On Pace For All-American Season
One local softball product is on pace for an All-American season at the collegiate level.
Alabama's Bailey Hemphill, who prepped at St. Thomas More, has put up some big numbers, so far, in 2019.
A junior utility player, who has seen most of her time this season at catcher and designated player, after playing primarily at first base last year, Hemphill, is hitting a .378, to go along with 13 home runs and 44 runs batted in, while helping the Crimson Tide to an unbeaten 31-0 record.
Hemphill's home run and RBI totals both rank in the top ten in the nation, while her RBI's rank first in the SEC.
A starter in all 31 games for Alabama this season, Hemphill has struck out only 8 times in 92 at-bats, while walking 15 times.
At her current pace, Hemphill would end the season with over 25 homers and 90 RBI's.
A 2017 selection to the SEC All-Freshman Team, Hemphill was tabbed a second-team All-SEC and a second-team All-South Region pick last year.
A two-time (2015 & 2016) NFCA High School First-Team All-American at St. Thomas More, Hemphill was named Miss Louisiana Softball in her senior season.
During her time in the prep ranks, STM won back-to-back state titles in 2013 and 2014.
We wish Bailey continued success.