Claremore Daily Progress


May 14, 2014

SEC SOFTBALL: Arkansas' Wallace earns 2nd team All-Conference

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — For her standout performance on the field, junior Devon Wallace has been named to the All-Southeastern Conference Second Team as announced Tuesday morning by the league office. This year's recognition is the second all-conference selection of Wallace's career and the 10th overall All-SEC honor for the program under head coach Mike Larabee.

Wallace led Arkansas with five home runs, eight extra-base hits, 19 runs scored, 22 walks, 39 total bases, a .495 on-base percentage and a .582 slugging percentage during the conference play. Two of her five home runs in SEC games were grand slams. Overall, she finished among the top 15 in four offensive categories, ranking second in walks, sixth in on-base percentage, tied for 10th in runs and tied for 15th in home runs.

The Double Oak, Texas, native reached base safely in the final 23 SEC games of the season and had at least one hit in 14 of the teams' 24 SEC games including six multi-hit efforts. She also drew a walk in 19 of 24 conference games and scored at least once in 13 of 24 games against SEC opposition. Wallace made conference history earlier this season when she became the SEC's all-time leader in walks and is the NCAA active leader with 190 career walks.

With Tuesday's selection, Wallace becomes the sixth player in program history to earn two All-SEC accolades. She joins a list that includes Jessica Bachkora, Kimmy Beasley, Miranda Dixon, Brett Erickson and Tammy Kincaid. Wallace was previously recognized in 2012 as the SEC Freshman of the Year and All-SEC First Team performer.

Overall, Wallace finished her junior campaign with a .333 batting average to go along with 12 home runs, 37 RBI, 53 runs scored and 58 walks. She is the second player in program history to reach 40 career home runs, three shy of the program record set by Dixon. Wallace reached base safely in 52 of the Razorbacks' 55 games this season.

Wallace was part of an Arkansas offense that was the first in program history to post a batting average (.304) of .300 or higher. The Razorbacks established or tied single-season school records in batting average, triple (14), RBI (325), slugging percentage (.484), on-base percentage (.410), runs (359), walks (231) and sacrifice flies (15). Arkansas finished the regular season ranked 15th in the NCAA with 6.53 runs per game.


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