2015 (Redshirt Junior): Named a Capital One Academic All-District VIII selection by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) ... Went 12-3, making 31 appearances in the circle and starting eight contests ... 12 wins and 34 strikeouts were second-best on the staff ... Earned first win as a Husky in the first game of the 2015 season vs. CSU Bakersfield (Feb. 6) ... Recorded a season-high five-strikeouts while allowing three hits in 4.2 innings vs. Illinois State (Feb. 14) ... Earned the win vs. Howard (March 1), tossing 4.0 innings without allowing an earned run while striking out four ... After throwing five scoreless innings, earned the win vs. Portland State (March 25) ... Came on in relief, pitching the final two innings to close the door in the run-rule victory against No. 2 Oregon (March 28).
Wenatchee Valley College: Transferred to Washington after playing her freshman and sophomore seasons at Wenatchee Valley College in Wenatchee, Wash. ... two-time All-American pitcher ... two-time NWAACC Eastern Region Most Valuable Pitcher of the Year ... 2013 NWAACC Eastern Region Most Valuable Player of the Year ... 2013 NWAACC/Baden Sports Player of the Year (Softball) ... led Wenatchee Valley to the 2013 NWAACC championship, posting a record of 26-0 with a 0.95 ERA and 284 strikeouts over 162 innings in 26 starts, also hit .362 at the plate with 34 RBI.
High School: Attended Cle Elum-Roslyn High School in Cle Elum, Wash. ... graduated in 2011 with a 3.8 GPA ... lettered all four years, including three years as captain ... four-time all-league selection, including MVP honors her junior year ... two-time all-state selection ... also lettered 4 years in basketball and three years in volleyball.
Club: Played for the Ellensburg Cyclones (Ellensburg, Wash.), coached by Eric Taylor, from 2005-2007 ... played for the Speed (Tacoma, Wash.) from 2008-2010 ... played for the Northwest Wildcats (Puyallup, Wash.) from 2010-2011.
Personal: Born in Ellensburg, Wash. ... daughter of Robert and Tami Bator ... has one older sister, Alisha ... majoring in sociology.
Bator on why she chose Washington: “When Coach Tarr called me, I came up on a visit, and I just knew it was opportunity that I couldn’t turn down, because it’s obviously every girl’s dream to play D-1 softball.”
Bator on playing for Coach Tarr: “She just gets down to business and knows what she wants and knows what she wants us to do. It’s just really all about team and family.
Getting to Know Hailey
Pre-game routine/superstitions: I'm very superstitious but it changes on a day-to-day basis
If I wasn’t playing softball, I’d be: traveling and exploring the wilderness
Name your three favorite songs on your iPod: Escape (the Pina Colada Song), Apogee by Tycho, Life Support by Sam Smith
Describe coach Tarr in five words or less: competitive
What’s the best part about playing softball at UW: being a part of all the traditions and legacies left behind
Favorite food: mexican food and pizza
Favorite movie: all of the Harry Potter films and Frozen
Favorite TV show: Criminal Minds
Favorite thing to do other than play softball: hiking, camping, swimming, boating, basically anything outside