Softball player of the week (4/14): Rockwall's Bailey Wallace
Bailey Wallace, Rockwall softball
What she did: Wallace was 6-for-7 with two doubles, a home run, six RBIs and five runs in wins over Mesquite Horn and Mesquite. She went 3-for-4 — falling a triple short of hitting for the cycle — and had five RBIs in a 14-2 victory against Mesquite Horn, then the ninth-ranked Class 5A area team. Wallace’s grand slam in the fifth inning ended that game via the mercy rule and put Rockwall in a tie with Horn for first place in District 12-5A. Rockwall has two district games remaining.
Who is she? A junior first baseman
The stats: Wallace is hitting .506 and has 35 RBIs and has scored 35 runs in 25 games. She has 12 extra-base hits, including two home runs.
She said it: “I honestly just thought it was a regular base hit. I was just happy to knock in one run,” Wallace said of her grand slam that helped Rockwall avenge an 8-3 loss to Horn earlier in district play. “We just wanted revenge. Even before my freshman year, Rockwall had always been district champs, and we wanted to keep that going.”
Coach said it: “She has no strikeouts at all in 25 games. ... She has the ability to drive the ball to all fields. There are no gaps in her swing.” — Shadie Acosta
Did you know? Wallace has started every game since she was a freshman. ... Wallace said she would like to become a coach and help kids learn to play softball. She has already worked a Rockwall camp and given a few lessons.
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