#18 Ashley Diaz

INF | Senior | 5-10 | R/R | South El Monte, Calif. | South El Monte

2019 | Senior

NFCA All-South Region Second Team … Started in 57 of 58 appearances all at first base … Recorded season highs in hits (64), batting average (.372), on base percentage (. 434), slugging (.605) and doubles (10) … Helped Arkansas win the series against South Carolina with a game-winning grand slam in game two (March 16) … Hit her 200th career hit in a first-inning, go-ahead home run vs LSU (April 18) … Became just the second Hog to hit a home run in three consecutive game (March 16-22) … Scored 21 runs in 2019, 73 in her career … Earned a season-best 48 RBI as a senior, her 139 career RBI is second all-time at Arkansas … She also matched her freshman season with four sacrifice flies, her 10 career SF is the most in a career by any Razorback … Achieved a season-best .991 fielding percentage with 321 putouts … Finished her career with 1,380 total putouts – third all-time at Arkansas and the only first baseman to have more than 1,200 … Turned 41 career double plays, good for second in program history …

2018 | Junior

NFCA All-South Region Second Team … Started in 57 of 58 appearances all at first base … Made 314 putouts for a .988 fielding percentage …  Scored 18 runs on 52 hits, 12 of which went for extra bases … Tallied seven multiple-RBI efforts, including a 3-for-4 performance that drove in five runs against Saint Francis (March 16) …  Hit her 100th career hit against Grand Canyon (Feb. 17) … Hit the game-winning two-run home run against Central Connecticut on March 4 … Finished the season on a seven game hitting streak and 11 game on base streak.

2017 | Sophomore

Second on the team with 13 multi-hit games … tied career high with three hits against UMass Lowell (Feb. 12) and IUPUI (March 4) … game-winning RBI single in seventh inning of a 4-3 win over No. 5 Texas A&M (April 16) … opened the scoring in a 5-2 win at Saint Louis (March 22) with a two-run shot in the fourth inning … tied career high with three RBIs in game two of doubleheader against UMKC (March 7) … went 2-for-3 in first round of the SEC Tournament against No. 16 Alabama … started all 55 games of the season at first base … third in the SEC with 454 putouts.

2016 | Freshman

NFCA All-South Region Second Team … Schutt Sport/NFCA Division I National Freshman of the Year Top 25 watch list…led team with .331 batting average, 12 home runs, 41 RBI, 17 multi-hit games and 13 multi-RBI games … tied for 14th in SEC in home runs … second freshman in program history (with Devon Wallace) to hit 10+ home runs…first Razorback freshman to reach 40 RBI in a single season … hit five of 12 home runs against ranked opponents (No. 12 Texas A&M, No. 23 Nebraska and three against No. 16 Tennessee) … tied school record with an 18-game hitting streak … carried a .980 fielding percentage at first base … had a hand in 17 of Arkansas’ 25 double plays … finished 13th in the SEC with 291 putouts.

Before Arkansas

Diaz was a three-time Mission Valley Mission League MVP for South El Monte High School in California and helped the Eagles to league titles in 2012 and 2013. Individually, she had a pair of All-CIF and all-area honors to her credit. Diaz had 27 home runs and 127 RBI with a .551 batting average and 1.126 slugging percentage in the first three year of her prep career. She broke the South El Monte school records in home runs, RBI and multi-hit games and tied the school mark for runs scored in a single season. Diaz played travel ball for Corona Angels-Howard and Team Mizuno-Stith.