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.
The end of the semester, especially the end of the school year can be stressful. Class work adds up and time slips away. It becomes more and more important for your physical and mental health to take a step away from the stress and relax for a while.
For some, relaxing may be curling up with a good book or movie while others may want a break outdoors with their friends. Whatever your relaxing style may be, there are a few places around Western Carolina University’s campus that anyone can enjoy.