Alabama softball's Bailey Hemphill breaks all-time SEC walks record in the semifinal round of WCWS

Brett Greenberg
The Tuscaloosa News

Graduate student and fifth-year starter Bailey Hemphill broke the SEC record for career walk at the Women's College World Series. 

Her 237th walk came in the fourth inning against Florida State in the semifinal round in Oklahoma City. Hemphill has nine walks in eight NCAA Tournament game so far. 

Hemphill breaks the record previously held by Amanda Lorenz (236) who was a part of two national championship teams for Florida. Lorenz played for the Gators from 2016 to 2019. 

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Hemphill holds the record for most home runs in Alabama program history (63) and has the fifth-most in SEC history. She also ranks second in the program for RBIs (235) good for 10th all-time in the SEC.

"She is probably the best right-handed hitter we have ever had," said UA coach Patrick Murphy after the win against Arizona.

Alabama base runner Bailey Hemphill (16) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a run. Alabama defeated Kentucky 4-1 to advance to the College World Series Saturday Friday, May 29, 2021, in Rhoads Stadium in Tuscaloosa. [Staff Photo/Gary Cosby Jr.]