Klingler Named Top 10 Finalist for Player of the Year
SEATTLE – Baylee Klingler was named among the 10 finalists for the USA Softball Player of the Year, the organization announced on Wednesday.
This is the second consecutive year a Husky has been one of the 10 final candidates. Last season, Gabbie Plain and Sis Bates were among the finalists.
Klingler leads the Pac-12 in almost every category; batting average (.450), home runs (21), RBI (63), RBI per game (1.43), and slugging percentage (1.014). Her numbers also rank in the top 10 in the NCAA in all categories.
Defensively, Klingler has played in all 44 games for the Huskies this season at either third base or shortstop. The senior holds a .943 fielding percentage.
Klingler is the only player from the Pac-12 to make the list that was voted on by a panel of media members and coaches.
The Top 3 finalists will be announced on May 18 before the winner is announced prior to the Women's College World Series.
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USA SOFTBALL TOP 10 FINALISTS
Jocelyn Alo, Oklahoma
Jordy Bahl, Oklahoma
Georgia Corrick, South Florida
Danielle Gibson, Arkansas
Baylee Klingler, Washington
Grace Lyons, Oklahoma
Kelly Maxwell, Oklahoma State
Sydney McKinney, Wichita State
Keely Rochard, Virginia Tech
Danielle Williams, Northwestern