HALEY DOW • THE SPECTATOR
Sophomore Catcher Bailey Thompson received Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Hitter of the Week. The double computer science and math major received this honor after having a standout performance at the Rebel Classic in Las Vegas.
Thompson helped lead her team to their 5-0 undefeated weekend as she tallied up five home runs, eight hits, 11 drives and added on six runs. Thompson was one of two players from the Seattle U Softball team that received WAC player of week honors.
CL: The team had an impressive 5-0 tournament last weekend in Las Vegas, what kind of energy does that give the team going into this weekend?
BT: This weekend, everyone is super pumped. I think coming off of a good weekend we want to keep the energy going. Everybody feels really good, everybody looks really good and we’re just really excited to see where the season takes us.
CL: You got WAC Hitter of the Week last week, how did you feel when you found out that you got this award?
BT: I was really proud of myself and Carley [Nance]. We both went out fighting and had a really good weekend overall. I want to thank my team for having my back for having my back throughout the whole weekend.
CL: What are some goals that you set for yourself for the 2019 season?
BT: I’m technically the oldest catcher on the team, considering we have two freshmen. I really just want to be a leader for them and for my team and get the WAC tournament win for all of our seniors.
CL: What do you like to do in your free time besides playing softball?
BT: I’m an avid dog lover, I used to foster dogs a lot. I love taking them out and just hanging out with them. Other than that, I am very much a stay in bed, homebody, Netflix and hang out kind of person.
CL: Who or what inspired you to play softball?
BT: When I was younger, I lost a really good friend that used to play with me back when I was in Las Vegas and her dad was my coach. He always inspired me to keep going and to keep playing. He and my dad were my biggest inspirations to keep playing and continue at the colligate level.
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