Skylar Wallace Transfers To The University Of Florida

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida softball program and Head Coach Tim Walton announced the addition of infielder Skylar Wallace Wednesday. Wallace, a transfer from the University of Alabama, is set to join the program this upcoming January.


“We’re very excited that Skylar has decided to be a Gator.” Walton said. “She plays the game with an incredible amount of energy and passion, and we look forward to her bringing those to Florida. This is a tremendous opportunity to coach Skylar and help her achieve all of her goals personally, academically and athletically.”

Wallace comes to the Gators with a wealth of experience on the dirt as she started 68 games at second base her freshman year in 2019, and 22 games of the shortened 2020 season at shortstop for the Crimson Tide.


“This is an incredible opportunity and I am very thankful that I have found a home with the Gators.” Wallace said. “I made plenty of great memories at Alabama and am also thankful for the opportunities I had there, but now I’m focused and ready to get to Gainesville, so I can start building relationships with my new teammates and coaches.”

During her freshman campaign in 2019, Wallace was a consistent contributor in Alabama’s lineup throughout the duration of the season. Her success led her to being named to the 2019 SEC All-Freshman Team and SEC All-Tournament Team, along with NFCA Third Team All-South Region honors.

The left-handed hitter posted a .295 batting average her freshman year and showed signs of growth at the plate in 2020 as she upped her average to .387, posted an on base percentage of .524 and slugged .581 through the shortened 22-game season.

In addition, Wallace was also able to reach base safely in 53 of the 68 games played in 2019, along with 19 of the 22 games played in 2020 and is 27-of-28 over her career in stolen base attempts.

Skylar Wallace File

Career Honors:

  • 2020 Easton Bama Bash MVP
  • 2019 U-19 USA Women’s National Team
  • 2019 WBSC U-19 World Cup Gold Medalist
  • 2019 USA International Cup Bronze Medalist
  • 2019 SEC All-Freshman Team
  • 2019 SEC All-Tournament Team
  • 2019 NFCA All-South Region Third Team

Career Notables:

  • Went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a home run in Alabama’s last game of 2019 against Oklahoma at the Women’s College World Series.
  • Tied 1-1 in the 8th inning, Wallace hit a walk-off home run against Georgia (May, 9, 2019) to send Alabama to the semifinals of the SEC Tournament. Was responsible for both RBI and was 2-for-3 at the plate in the 2-1 win.
  • Drove in a career-high five RBIs against Louisville (Feb. 23, 2020), including a game-ending three run home run.
  • In 2020, tallied career-highs in hits (3 – vs. Louisville), doubles (2 – vs. Wichita State), runs scored (4 – vs. Penn State), assists (4 – vs. Arkansas) and putouts (4 – vs. UCLA).
  • Able to reach base safely in 53 of the 68 games played in 2019, along with 19 of the 22 games played in 2020.
  • In her career, Wallace is 27-of-28 in stolen base attempts and stolen a career-high three bases against Georgia (April 13, 2019).
  • In 2019 with the U-19 USA Women’s National Team, she earned was a WBSC U-19 Women's Softball World Cup Gold Medalist and hit .448 (13-for-29) with one home run, 6 RBI and 19 runs scored.
  • She was also a USA Softball International Cup Bronze Medalist in 2019 and hit .310 (9-for-29) with two RBI and eight runs scored.

Career Highs

Hits                           3                        2x, last vs. Arkansas (3/8/20)

Doubles                   2                            vs. Wichita State (2/21/20)

Triples                      1                         4x, last vs. Arizona (2/28/20)

Home Runs             1                     8x, last vs. Louisville (2/23/20)

RBIs                         5                                   vs. Louisville (2/23/20)

Runs                         4                                vs. Penn State (2/22/20)

Walks                       3                  2x, last vs. Penn State (2/22/20)

Stolen Bases          3                                      vs. Georgia (4/13/19)

 

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Career Honors:

  • 2020 Easton Bama Bash MVP
  • 2019 U-19 USA Women’s National Team
  • 2019 WBSC U-19 World Cup Gold Medalist
  • 2019 USA International Cup Bronze Medalist
  • 2019 SEC All-Freshman Team
  • 2019 SEC All-Tournament Team
  • 2019 NFCA All-South Region Third Team

As a Sophomore (2020 – Alabama):

Honors:

  • 2020 Easton Bama Bash MVP

National Ranks:

  • Runs Per Game – 1.23 (14th)
  • Walks Per Game – 0.73 (39th)
  • On Base Percentage – 0.524 (60th)
  • Toughest to Strikeout – 20.7 (79th)
  • Triples Per Game – 0.09 (121st)
  • Stolen Bases Per Game – 0.41 (127th)

SEC Ranks:

  • Runs Per Game – 1.23 (4th)
  • Runs Scored – 27 (T-10th)
  • Walks Per Game – 0.73 (4th)
  • On Base Percentage – 0.524 (15th)
  • Toughest to Strikeout – 20.7 (4th)
  • Triples Per Game – 0.09 (6th)
  • Stolen Bases Per Game – 0.41 (11th)
  • Stolen Bases – 9 (12th)
  • Assists – 46 (7th)
  • Fielding Double Plays – 6 (T-10th)

Statistics:

  • Started all 22 games at shortstop and batted .387 (24-of-62), with 27 runs scored, 18 RBI, five doubles, two triples and a home run.
  • Slugged .581 and posted a .524 on base percentage. Also drew 16 walks and stole nine bases.

Notables:

  • Reached base three times and scored twice in the season opener vs. UNC (Feb. 7)
  • Drove in a pair of runs in the second game against the Tar Heels (Feb. 8)
  • Had back-to-back two hit performances against Liberty and No. 1 Washington (Feb. 13), driving in the first run of the game against the Huskies
  • Drove in three runs on a pair of doubles against Wichita State (Feb. 21)
  • Scored a career-high four runs and drew a career-best three walks against Penn State (Feb. 22)
  • Drove in five RBIs in the win against Louisville (Feb. 23), including a game-ending three run home run
  • Had a career-high three hits vs. UT Arlington (Feb. 28), scoring three runs
  • Went 2-for-4 in both games against No. 7 Arizona (Feb. 28/29), scoring a combined three runs
  • Was 3-for-3 with three runs scored in the series finale vs. Arkansas (March 8)
  • 2019 WBSC U-19 Women's Softball World Cup Gold Medalist; Hit .448 (13-for-29) with 1 HR, 6 RBI and 19 runs scored
  • 2019 USA Softball International Cup Bronze Medalist; Hit .310 (9-for-29) with 2 RBI and 8 runs scored

 

As a Freshman (2019 – Alabama):

Honors:

  • 2019 U-19 USA Women’s National Team
  • 2019 WBSC U-19 World Cup Gold Medalist
  • 2019 USA International Cup Bronze Medalist
  • 2019 SEC All-Freshman Team
  • 2019 SEC All-Tournament Team
  • 2019 NFCA All-South Region Third Team

SEC Ranks:

  • Walks – 37 (T-12th)
  • Stolen Bases – 18 (T-8th)
  • Assists – 111 (11th)

Statistics:

  • Played in 69 games and started 68 at second base.
  • Batted .295 (49-of-166), with 39 runs scored, 32 RBI, six doubles, two triples and seven home runs.
  • Slugged .482 with a .429 on base percentage. Also drew 37 walks and was 18-for-18 on stolen base attempts.

Notables:

  • Made her Crimson Tide debut in the season opener against Murray State (Feb. 8), scoring a run
  • Earned her first career hit against Troy (Feb. 8)
  • Drove in a pair of runs in the second game against the Trojans (Feb. 10)
  • Earned a hit in all five games at the Hillenbrand Invitational
  • Hit a two-run double against No. 7 Arizona (Feb. 16), her first career extra-base hit
  • Drove in three runs on a second-inning double against UIC (Feb. 17)
  • Went 2-for-3 against Missouri State (Feb. 23) with two runs, including an inside-the-park home run
  • Went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a solo home run at UAB (Feb. 27)
  • Had back-to-back two-hit performances against Saint Francis and Southern Miss (March 2), hitting a home run against the Red Flash
  • Earned a hit in four-straight games to start the Rainbow Wahine Classic, capped by a 2-for-2 performance with two runs scored against Niagara (March 15)
  • Scored twice and drove in four runs in the series opener at Texas A&M (March 22) on a sacrifice fly and a three-run home run
  • Drove in two runs against UAB (April 3) on a sac fly and bases-loaded walk
  • Had two RBIs on a first-inning single against Georgia State (April 10)
  • Swiped three bases and drove in a run in the series opener over Georgia (April 13)
  • Was a combined 3-for-6 across both games of the doubleheader at Florida (April 19), hitting a triple and a solo home run
  • Hit a two-run double in the sixth inning to give Alabama the lead in the 3-1 comeback victory over Kentucky (April 27)
  • Reached base safely and scored a run in all three games against LSU (May 3-5)
  • Hit a walk-off home run in the eighth inning in Alabama's win against Georgia (May 9) at the SEC Tournament, part of a 2-for-3 day with two RBIs
  • Went 2-for-3 with three runs scored in the Super Regional finale against Texas (May 25)
  • Had two hits in the season finale against Oklahoma (June 2) at the Women's College World Series, including a two-run home run

High School/Travel Ball:

  • Three-time all-state and four-time all-region honoree
  • 2018 GHSA State Championship Runner-Up
  • 2018 PGF All-American
  • 2018 PGF U-18 Premier National Championship – Georgia Impact
  • 2017 7A Region Player of the Year
  • 2017 Georgia Dugout Player of the Year
  • 2016 USSSA Select 30 All-American
  • 2015 5A Region Player of the Year
  • Four-time Etowah High School MVP
  • Two-time Georgia Sweet 16 honoree

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