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Shelby Hughston

Position Infield/Catcher
Height 5'2''
B/T L/R
Class Senior
Hometown Bastrop, Texas
High School Cedar Creek HS

2019 (JUNIOR):

  • Played in 48 games with 47 starts (30 starts at catcher, 17 starts at shortstop)
  • Moved from shortstop to catcher following season-ending injury to Shelby Gayre
  • Finished with a .222 batting average (22-99) and sixth on the team in RBI (12)
  • Led KU in hit by pitches (7) and walks (22)
  • Logged multiple RBI games against UMASS (2 | 2/15), Virginia (2 | 2/24) and Wichita State (2 | 3/20)
  • Finished with two hits and her only triple of the season against Mississippi State (3/2)
  • Six-game hitting streak from March 22-April 3

Prior to Kansas (Lamar 2017-18)

  • Played in 56 games with 55 starts in 2018 and finished with a .242 batting average
  • Finished second on the team with 90 assists
  • Appeared in 60 games, making 58 starts in 2017
  • Named team’s Most Improved Player and defensive MVP … Made 23 starts at 3B before moving to SS, where she started 35 games
  • Batted .197 overall  with two home runs and 13 RBIs
  • Batted .263 in Southland Conference games
  • Third on the team with 93 assists
  • Led LU with eight sacrifice bunts.

Cedar Creek High School/Texas Blaze Gold:

  • Four-year starter at Cedar Creek High School, where she batted .461 with 75 RBIs for her career
  • Earned honorable mention all-state honors as a shortstop in her junior year and at catcher as a senior
  • Batted .472 with 30 RBIs as a senior
  • Named team MVP as a junior and senior
  • Played travel softball for the Texas Blaze Gold

PERSONAL:

  • Born Dec. 2, 1997, in Harlingen, Texas
  • Daughter of Sam Hughston III and Starla Hughston
  • Enjoys hunting and fishing
  • Plans to major in biology