Erica “E” Hayes is a freshman on Western Carolina University’s softball team. Hayes plays second base and is currently batting
second in the lineup. She has started 25 out of 26 games this season despite being one of only five freshmen on the team.
Hayes wears number 27 in reference to her favorite baseball player, Mike Trout. Trout is an outfielder for the MLB team the Los Angeles Angels. In his five seasons in MLB, he has been an All-Star every year, won MVP twice and was runner-up the other three years.