Kelci Hill tabbed WAC Player of the Week following a career weekend that helped punch the Texans WAC Tournament ticket


STEPHENVILLE – In her final weekend to don the Purple and White at home, Kelci Hill put on a show earning WAC Player of the Week. She is the first Texan to earn the honor this season.

Hill had a career weekend as she went 8-for-10 over three games with a solo opposite-field home run in the 5th inning of Game 3 vs. Southern Utah. The Texans won 8-7 in walk-off fashion featuring back-to-back home runs by Kayla Wallace and Tristyn Trull, which punched Tarleton State’s ticket to the conference tournament.

She started all three games during the series and is no stranger to it as she has started every game in center field for the Texans, 54 games total.

The Murrieta, California, native, ended the weekend hitting an impressive .800 with a 1.700 slugging percentage. Her on-base percentage was also sky-high at .818 collecting 17 total bases. She was perfect on the basepaths on the weekend succeeding in both of her stolen base attempts.

Hill hit six doubles over the three games with three coming in the Game 3, 8-7 walk-off victory over Southern Utah. She also scored six of the Texans’ runs during the series and had three RBI as well.

She also drew an intentional four-pitch walk in Game 3 of the series. She was prefect in the field rounding things out at home with a 1.000 fielding percentage during her final three home games. She was also flawless in putouts going five-for-five.

Hill and the Texans will now head to Seattle as the seventh seed for the 2024 WAC Softball Conference Tournament hosted by Seattle U Wednesday-Saturday at Logan Field. Tarleton State’s first round game is a win or go home as they will face in-state WAC foe and sixth-seeded UT Arlington. The game is scheduled for a 12 p.m. CT first pitch and will air live on ESPN+. Live stats and radio will be available as well as Kyle Crews will be on the call for the Texans.

Following a win in the opening round, the Texans then will face third-seeded Utah Valley in what will move to a double elimination round at 4 p.m. PT/6 p.m. CT.

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