2017 | Freshman | Game by Game
Earned first win in series-clinching game at No. 25 Missouri (April 9)…struck out two and didn’t allow a hit in 4.2 innings of relief in that game…followed with a complete-game win against Tulsa (April 11)…held the Golden Hurricane to one unearned run on four hits…longest relief effort was 5.0 innings at No. 9 Oklahoma (April 5) in which she allowed just one run on three hits…earned first start March 31 against No. 2 Florida (3.1 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 5 K)…made 25 appearances overall with eight starts…had three hits in 15 at-bats…first-career hit was a single against Florida A&M (Feb. 26).
Hedgcock, a standout left-handed pitcher for South High School in Downers Grove, Ill., is ranked No. 26 in the 2016 class by FloSoftball. She was named the 2016 MaxPreps National Player of the Year after earning Gatorade State (Ill.) Player of the Year. During a standout senior campaign, she was 14-1 with a 0.96 ERA and 131 strikeouts. At the plate, she was as impressive with a .549 batting average to go along with 22 home runs, 69 RBIs and 59 runs scored. Hedgcock finished her prep career with 62 wins in the circle. Offensively, she established school records with 37 career home runs and 185 runs driven in. Her 22 home runs in 2016 represent the third-highest total for a single season in Illinois prep history.
Caroline is the daughter of Dwight and Elizabeth Hedgcock and plans to major in international business at Arkansas. Her travel ball team is the Illinois Chill Gold in Northbrook, Ill.