Haley Lee, a junior catcher from Kingwood, Texas, is already putting her name on that list as she punishes opposing pitchers day and night in College Station. Lee is one of the premier NCAA power hitters early in the 2021 season and doesn’t seem to have any plans on stopping her power surge.
In Texas A&M’s 13-3 win over Lamar on Sunday, she clubbed three home runs, the last of which went for a walk-off grand slam.
Haley Lee’s Walk-Off Grand Slam
Lee blasted a solo home run in the first inning that soared over the left field wall. She ripped another solo shot in the third inning to left.
The Aggies were already up 9-3 when Lee stepped in to the box with the bases loaded. She walloped a walk-off grand slam to center field that gave Texas A&M a 13-3 run-rule victory at Davis Diamond in College Station as part of the Reveille Classic.
The best part is that Haley Lee earned some national recognition for her yard work.
Lee’s three-homer day and emphatic game-ending grand slam earned her the No. 10 spot on ESPN SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays.
“Basically taking [batting practice] during the game,” the ESPN host said.
Incredibly, it’s Lee’s second three-homer game already this season.
“We talked about a game plan. My first two homeruns were both inside pitches so we came to the conclusion that they were probably not going to throw that pitch again. We really bought into the outside part of the plate for that last at-bat and just sticking full outside,” Lee told 12thman.com after the game.
Lee’s nine home runs through 14 games is a remarkable pace. She’s tied for ninth-most in the NCAA, but everyone ahead of her has played more games. She’d need to continue those ways to come close to Meagan May’s single-season program record of 24 in 2010.
Texas A&M has a legitimate offensive weapon in Haley Lee, and fans should be excited to see what she can do the rest of the season.