Caleigh

Clifton

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Infield
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Wayne, Okla.
High School: Wayne HS

Bio

Season AVG GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SLG BB HBP SO OBP SB SBA FLD%
2016 .351 60 55 131 51 46 8 3 5 39 .573 39 16 16 .540 14 18 .988
2017 .356 70 70 194 70 69 15 0 8 33 .557 45 26 23 .528 19 28 .977
2018 .293 62 62 167 44 49 12 0 7 40 .491 34 12 27 .444 13 15 .984
2019 .390 62 62 164 69 64 13 6 17 52 .854 46 11 22 .540 9 9 .975
TOTAL .348 254 249 656 234 228 48 9 37 164 .617 164 65 88 .513 55 70 .981

Career
2019 NFCA First-Team All-America unanimous honoree and 2017 NFCA Second-Team All-American ... 2016, 2017 and 2019 NFCA First Team All-Region selection and 2018 Second Team selection ...2019 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year … 2019 All-Big 12 First Team selection and 2016, 2017 and 2018 All-Big 12 Second Team honoree ... 2019 Honda Sport Award Finalist … Named to 2017 Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team ... Chosen to 2016 All-Big 12 Freshman Team ... Three-time Big 12 Player of the Week (3/19/19, 4/9/19, 5/7/19) … 2017, 2018 and 2019 Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection; 2017 and 2019 CoSIDA Academic All-District pick

Record Book
Finished her Sooner career as the OU career leader in HBP (65) … Also ranked second in career runs scored (234), third in walks drawn (164), fifth in on-base percentage (.513), sixth in doubles (48) and eighth in games played (254) and stolen bases (55).

2019 (Senior)
Started 62 games at second base … Served as the Sooner team captain … Led the team in on-base percentage (.540), slugging percentage (.854), runs scored (69), triples (six), walks (46) and HBP (11) … Registered the best-single season batting average (.390), on-base percentage (.540) and slugging percentage (.854) of her career … Ranked ninth nationally in runs per game (1.11), 11th in triples (six), 12th in on-base percentage (.540) and slugging percentage (.854), 18th in total bases (140), 25th in walks drawn per game (0.74) and 30th in home runs (17) … Tallied 18 games with multiple hits and 13 with multiple RBIs … Ranked in the top 10 in OU single-season history in: runs scored (69, ranks fifth), triples (six, sixth), slugging percentage (.854, seventh), on-base percentage (.540, ninth) and walks drawn (46, ninth) … Set a career-long hitting streak with hits in nine straight games from March 23-April 12 … Reached base in 37 consecutive games from March 9-May 25 … Went 3-for-4 with a homer and a double against Kentucky (2/14) … Finished 3-for-4 with a career-high five RBIs against Cal State Fullerton (2/24) … Homered three times in a doubleheader at Utah (3/31), finishing the day 5-for-7 with six RBIs and four runs scored … Went 3-for-4 with two runs scored, two RBIs and a homer in OU’s first NCAA Regional matchup with Wisconsin (5/18).

2018 (Junior) 
Started all 62 games (58 at second base, four at shortstop) … Did not commit an error during the regular season … Led the team in HBP (12) … Tied for the team lead in doubles (12) and stolen bases (13) … Totaled 11 games with multiple hits and 10 games with multiple RBIs … Drilled a three-run home run to seal a walk-off run-rule win against BYU (2/23), finishing the contest 2-for-3 with 4 RBIs … Went 4-for-4 with a career-high five RBIs against Texas Tech (3/25) … Finished the Big 12 Championship opening game 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs vs. Texas (5/11) … Scored two of OU’s four WCWS runs.

2017 (Sophomore)
Started all 70 games at 2B ... led the team in OBP, runs, walks, HBP and stolen base attempts ... set an OU record with 26 HBP on the season ... run total (70) was fourth highest in OU history and walk total (45) tied for eighth ... ranked ninth in the country in HBP per game (0.37), 17th in OBP (.528) and 18th in runs per game (1.00) ... went 1-3 in the season opener and kept batting average above .333 the rest of the season ... hit a game-tying, two-run HR in the bottom of the 10th in NCAA Regionals vs. Tulsa ... had the first multi-homer game of her career in the Big 12 Championship vs. Texas Tech ... went 4-7 in series at Texas with 4 runs scored, a 2B, 3 BB and 1 SB; OBP of .727 ... drew a career-high 4 walks at Long Beach State (3/14) ... slashed .429/.556/.714 at OU's Courtyard Marriott Tournament with 5 runs scored, a double, a home run, 3 RBI, 2 walks, 2 hit by pitch and a stolen base ... slashed .438/.526/.688 at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic with 6 runs scored, 4 doubles, 3 RBI, 2 walks and 3 stolen bases ... set career high in hits by going 4-4 with a 2B, SB and 3 RBI vs. UCLA (2/24) ... had run-scoring hits in the 8th inning in back-to-back extra-inning games at Houston (2/18)

2016 (Freshman)
Played in 60 games with 55 starts (54 at 2B, 1 in LF) ... led the team in walks (39), hit by pitch (16) and on-base percentage (.54) and tied for the team lead in triples (3) ... ranked sixth in OU annals for hit by pitches and posted the eighth highest on-base percentage in OU history (ninth highest in Big 12 history) ... was 18th in the country in OBP and 45th in HBP/game (0.27) ... had a 30-game on-base streak from 3/20 to 5/21 ... tied a season high with 3 hits, including a 2-run homer, and scored twice against Louisiana-Lafayette in the NCAA Super Regional (5/26) ... hit a walk-off grand slam against Kansas (4/1) ... set season highs in hits and runs by going 3-3 with 3 runs scored vs. UMKC (3/25)

High School
Earned four letters under head coach Scott Brewer ... three-time Daily Oklahoman Little All-City honoree ... three-time Southern Plains Conference MVP ... in her high school career, stole 163 bases and hit 33 home runs ... as a senior, hit .481 with 52 stolen bases, eight home runs, 20 runs batted in and 47 runs scored ... junior campaign saw her hit .610 with 28 RBI, 59 runs scored, five home runs and 39 stolen bases ... helped lead Wayne to 2A state championship in 2012 as she hit .605 with 59 runs scored, 15 home runs and 28 stolen bases ... named 2011 SPC Defensive Player of the Year and collected 44 stolen bases, 61 runs, 28 RBI and five homers while hitting .594 as a freshman ... also earned three letters each playing slowpitch softball and basketball ... three-time Daily Oklahoman Little All-City honoree in basketball and two-time pick in slowpitch ... also named to Daily Oklahoman Super 5 All-State and three-tiem all-conference in basketball ... member of school's student council and honor roll all four years ... member of National Honor Society

Travel Ball
Has played the last two years with Oklahoma Exclusive Gold out of Midwest City, Okla., under head coach Donnie Hughes ... made appearances at Gold Nationals in 2013 and 2014 ... in summer of 2014, hit .391 with 32 runs scored, 17 RBI, 15 stolen bases and two homers ... in first season with Exclusive, recorded a .475 average to go with 41 runs, 25 RBI, 32 stolen bases and seven home runs

Personal
Full name is Caleigh Danielle Clifton … daughter of Dewayne and Marina Clifton … has one brother, Cody, and two sisters, Chelsea and Chloe … sister, Chloe, plays softball at Seminole State College … chose OU over Missouri ... majoring in pre-nursing studies

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