Four Baylor Softball Players Named All Region

Baylor senior pitcher Whitney Canion

The No. 17 Baylor Softball team had four players honored by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Thursday as All-Central Region selections. Senior left-handed pitcher Whitney Canion and sophomore designated player Linsey Hays were first-team selections while senior first baseman Holly Holl and junior outfielder Kaitlyn Thumann were second-team honorees.

Canion earned NFCA All-Region honors for the fourth time in her career, and it was her second time to be honored as a first-team member (2009). Canion is 26-9 with a 1.43 ERA through the regular season.

Hays, the redshirt sophomore, led Baylor in the regular season with 12 home runs and 46 RBI while carrying a .342 batting average. It was her first all-region selection in her second full season with the Lady Bears.

Holl earned the third NFCA All-Region selection of her career, and she finished the regular season with a .284 batting average, seven doubles, seven home runs and 34 RBI.

Thumann ranked fifth in the Big 12 through the regular season with a .405 batting average and was second in the Big 12 with a .512 on-base percentage. From the leadoff position, Thumann had a team-leading 54 runs, and she hit seven home runs with 21 RBI.

All four players were also named All-Big 12 earlier in the week, and the Lady Bears face Northwestern State (La.) Friday in their opening game of the NCAA Softball Tournament in Waco at 7 p.m. at Getterman Stadium.

Full 2014 NFCA All-Region Softball Team

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