DENVER – Bailey Thompson of Seattle University softball has been chosen Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Hitter of the Week, for the period ending April 14. The sophomore reached base in nine of her 10 plate appearances in a three-game sweep at Utah Valley over the weekend.
Thompson, a native of Tucson, Ariz., was key in SU’s demolition of the Wolverines. On Friday, the Redhawks scored seven runs in the first inning on their way to a 12-1 victory in five innings. Thompson went 3-3 with a double, two RBIs, and a run scored.
In Saturday’s first game, SU struck for five more runs in the first frame, going on to claim an 11-1 win in five innings. The Redhawks’ catcher went 2-2 with two walks, a double, two RBIs, and a run. She wrapped up her weekend with a 1-2 outing that included being hit by a pitch in a 4-1 decision.
In 2019, Thompson is now batting .304 with a .438 on-base percentage. She has nine home runs, 27 RBIs, and five doubles in 41 games. In WAC games, the sophomore is hitting .478 with a league-leading .636 on-base percentage.
This marks Thompson’s second conference weekly honor of the season. She also won for the period ending Feb. 17, a weekend that saw her five home runs in Las Vegas.
Seattle U welcomes CSU Bakersfield for another WAC series this weekend. The teams will play a doubleheader on Friday and a single game on Saturday at Logan Field.