Rylin Hedgecock - Softball - Arkansas Razorbacks

#28 Rylin Hedgecock

UTL | R-Sr. | 5-9 | R/R | Valdosta, Ga. | Lowndes HS

Career Highlights
NFCA First Team All-American (2023)
NFCA All-South Region First Team (2023)
All-SEC Second Team (2023)
Extra Inning Softball Fayetteville All-Tournament Team (2023)
D1 Softball Moved-Improved Player (2023)
SEC Academic Honor Roll (2021)
SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll (2020)

2023 | Redshirt Junior
NFCA First Team All-American (2023), NFCA All-South Region First Team (2023), All-SEC Second Team (2023), Extra Inning Softball Fayetteville All-Tournament Team (2023) … Hit .335 … Led Arkansas with a .459 on-base percentage and .774 slugging percentage … Clubhouse leader in home runs (21), RBI (62) and total bases (127) … Tied for fifth nationally in home runs (21) … Ranked second in the SEC in home runs … Ranked eighth nationally and second in the league in home runs per game (.36) … Tied for 10th nationally and second in the SEC in RBI (62) … Recorded 15 multi-hit games … Tallied 17 multi-RBI games, including two contests with seven RBI during SEC play … Registered three multi-home run performances, including one game with three home runs vs. Kentucky … Finished 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs vs. Louisiana (Feb. 18) at the Clearwater Invitational … Went 2-for-2 with two home runs and four RBIs vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (March 3) … Slugged a grand slam vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (March 4) … Collected two hits, including the go-ahead solo home run in the top of the 10th, in the series finale at Alabama (March 20), clinching the series for the Hogs … Finished 3-for-3 with two home runs and a career-high seven RBI in series finale vs. Florida (March 26) … Blasted a career-high three home runs in three plate appearances and tied her career high in RBI with seven in game two vs. Kentucky (April 24) … Hit a two-run home run in to secure a 2-0 Arkansas win and clinch the series vs. Tennessee (May 1) … Went 2-for-3 and drew two walks in the SEC quarterfinals vs. Alabama (May 11) … Delivered a 2-for-4 performance and scored a run in the NCAA Fayetteville Regional against Oregon (May 20) … Finished 3-for-3 and smoked a three-run home run in NCAA Fayetteville Regional vs. Notre Dame (May 20).

2022 | Redshirt Sophomore
Appeared in 34 games with 14 starts  … Slashed .273/.386/.377 with 12 hits, two doubles, one home run, 12 RBIs and three runs scored … Drew seven walks … Made first start of the year in season opening win over Rutgers (Feb. 10), finishing 1-for-3 with a single … Blasted first home run of the season, a solo shot, in win against Louisville (Feb. 28) … Recorded games with back-to-back hits in doubleheader vs. Louisville (Feb. 28) … Amassed a career high three hits, finishing 3-for-3, and tied her career high in RBIs with three in win over Kennesaw State (March 5) … Doubled against Ole Miss for her first hit of conference play (April 3) … Came up with a crucial, bases-clearing, three-RBI double in the Fayetteville Regional Final against Oregon (May 22)  to propel Arkansas to a 7-3 lead in the sixth inning.

2021 | Redshirt Freshman
Played in 19 games and made one start as the designated player … Hit .050 (1-for-20) posting a .136 on base percentage and .050 slugging percentage … Totaled one hit, one RBI, one walk and one hit by pitch … Team’s most often used pinch hitter, seeing 16 pinch hit at bats … Made first career start as the designated player, going 0-for-3 against Drake (March 4, Game 1) … Hit by a pitch at Central Arkansas (March 9) as a pinch hitter … Recorded a pinch hit RBI single against Mississippi State (March 27) … Reached base in consecutive pinch hit assignments, drawing a walk against Mississippi State (March 28).

2020 | Freshman
Played in 18 total games and made three appearances inside the circle… Inside the circle pitched 2.2 innings out of the bullpen with a 2.62 ERA… Struck out four hitters to just one walk… Made collegiate debut inside the circle and struck out the side against Nebraska (Feb. 9)… Threw 0.2 innings and did not allow an earned run at No. 9 Alabama (March 7) … At the plate hit .214 with three hits, one home run, four RBIs and four walks … All 14 at bats came as a pinch hitter, which led the team … Hit a three-run home run in first collegiate at bat to walk-off a 10-0 run-rule win over UTEP in the season opener (Feb. 7)… Notched a pinch hit RBI single against Bradley (Feb. 8).

High School: During her high school career, posted a 1.10 ERA in each of the last two seasons… Holds the Lowndes High School record with 500 career strikeouts… Led Lowndes to two Region Championships, including a fifth-place finish in the state tournament during sophomore campaign… At the plate posted 11 or more home runs in a season three times, including a career-high 13 home runs and 49 RBIs her sophomore year… Hit over .400 each season of high school, including a .549 mark as a senior, with 12 homers and 43 RBIs… Played travel ball for Gainesville Gold.

Personal: Daughter of Russ Hedgecock and Heather Shoup … Has five siblings: Tori, Bryson, Hunter, Ashley and Savannah … Majoring in Exercise Science.