Jaci Babbs - Softball - University of Kentucky Athletics 14


  • position Outfield
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Sturgis, Ky.
  • High school Union Co. HS
  • Junior (2021): Suffered a broken hand in practice leading up to the NCAA Regionals … One of UK’s best pinch runners, and also a terrific bunter … Scored seven runs this season … Primarily will play the corner outfield positions when in the game on defense
  • Sophomore (2020): Appears primarily as a pinch runner for the WIldcats … Launched her first-career double i her first-career start vs. Detroit … Went for a career-high tying two runs in UK’s second win over DePaul at the Samford Tournament … Had a career-high three-game hitting streak vs. Detroit, MTSU and Georgia Tech
  • Freshman (2019): Typically was UK’s first pinch runner off the bench … Appeared in four of the first five games on opening weekend, scoring two runs in that role … Scored UK’s only run in a 1-0 win over North Carolina as well as in UK’s game vs. California … Scored a run in 28 games this season – all in a pinch-running capacity … Scored in every game of the NCAA Lexington Regional, in which UK advanced out of to move on the the Super Regional round
  • Part of Union County High School’s four-consecutive District championship teams
  • In her HS career, is hitting .518 with an OBP of over .500 and 142 stolen bases. Last season alone, she hit .477 with 29 stolen bases and an OBP of over .500.
  • Has been first team All-State, second team All-State, All-Region, All-District and a four-time Golden Glove Award winner
  • Is the all-time career leader at Union Co. HS for batting average, stolen bases (career and single season) and hitting streak (24)
  • Plays outfield, shortstop and second base
  • Bats: left, Throws: right
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