WACO, Texas – Baylor softball added a wealth of experience and depth, adding three SEC transfers to its 2018 roster, announced Monday by 17th-year head coach Glenn Moore.
Catcher Carlee Wallace from Auburn, pitcher Regan Green from Mississippi State, and middle infielder Nicky Dawson from LSU will provide an instant boost to the 2018 Lady Bear roster, looking to make back-to-back Women’s College World Series trips for the first time in program history.
“We are very excited about the addition of these three student-athletes,” Moore said. “All three will contribute in the 2018 season, giving us great experience and quality depth.”
Wallace, an All-SEC and two-time All-Region catcher in her three seasons with the Tigers brings a packed resume through her junior season that includes a 2017 team-high .599 slugging and .464 on-base percentage, and top-15 SEC finish in batting average (.333), slugging, and on-base. She was one of only three players in the conference to notch 25 or more extra base hits and 50-plus RBI, also leading the SEC in doubles with 20, good for third in the nation.
Wallace, an Alpine, Calif., native, was a member of the 2016 WCWS national title runner-up squad and earned WCWS All-Tournament honors in 2015.
Green adds much-needed depth to the Baylor pitching staff, bringing a career 1.85 ERA and 11-6 record through two seasons at MSU. Holding opposing batters to an even .200 average and 136-52 strikeout-walk ratio, the Hebron, Md., native started in the Bulldogs’ 2017 SEC opener, leading MSU to a win over No. 5 Texas A&M in College Station.
Dawson packs a strong punch, adding to Moore’s nationally renowned small-ball game. The speedy middle infielder finished off her freshman season in Baton Rouge posting a .310 batting average and 8-of-9 on stolen base attempts.
A former two-time Louisiana Player of the Year and NFCA High School All-American, the Baton Rouge native holds state high school records in steals, hits, and runs scored, as well as the national record for triples (49). Her speed led her to 58 stolen bases, earning the NFCA’s 2016 Golden Shoe award as the nation’s top high school base stealer.