Danae Hays
Danae  Hays


Morris, Ala.

High School:
Mortimer Jordan




Alabama Softball Places Nine on 2014-15 NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete List

1,554 Division I players made the list, including 50 from the SEC


107 Alabama Students Earn Place on SEC Academic Honor Roll

The Crimson Tide rowing team led the way with 26 honors while the men's and women's track and field teams added 19 and 18, respectively.


Alabama Beats Washington, 9-0 in five innings

The Alabama Crimson Tide beat the Washington Huskies 9-0 in five innings


Alabama Beats Fairfield, 8-0 in six innings


NCAA Softball Game 2 - Post Game Quotes

Alabama vs. Fairfield


All-Access: Media Day at the Women's College World Series

All-Access: Media Day at the Women's College World Series


Softball Preview: SEC Tournament

Softball Preview: SEC Tournament


Alabama Softball Arrives in Oklahoma City for the WCWS

Alabama Softball Arrives in Oklahoma City for the WCWS


Danae Hays & Haylie McCleney Preview the Easton Bama Bash

Danae Hays & Haylie McCleney Preview the Easton Bama Bash


2013 Angel Tree

2013 Angel Tree

2015 (SENIOR):
NFCA Third Team All-South Region … started all 63 games at shortstop ... hit .282 (51-181) with eight doubles, seven home runs and 36 RBI … had a multi-hit performance against Houston (Feb. 6), going 2-2 including a two-run single ... went 2-4 with a run scored at Samford (Feb. 11) ... scored a career high three times against Stanford (Feb. 13), going 2-4 from the plate ... hit her first home run of the season against Michigan (Feb. 20), a second inning solo shot ... drove in a pair of runs in the 6-4 victory over James Madison (Feb. 21), including the game-tying run in the fifth inning ... later came around to score the go-ahead run against the Dukes ... crushed a solo homer to lead off the sixth inning in game one vs. Louisiana (Feb. 28) ... hit her first career triple in the opening game against Ole Miss (March 6) ... scored twice and drove in two runs in game three against Ole Miss (March 8) ... went 3-5 in the opener against Georgia (March 14), finishing a home run shy of the cycle ... batted third in the order against Georgia State (March 18) and had a pair of RBI singles ... hit her third double of the season in the series opener vs. Florida (March 21) ... hit a two-run home run in the first inning against Georgia Tech (March 25) ... went 2-2 with two walks and a pair of runs scored in the series opener vs. Texas A&M (March 27) ... hit a two-run single in game three vs. the Aggies (March 29) ... hit her fourth double of the season against MVSU (March 31), driving in a run ... drove in a season high three runs on two singles against Southern Miss (April 1) ... launched a solo homer in the third inning of game two at Kentucky (April 4) ... went 2-3 with a two-run homer and an RBI double at UAB (April 7) ... hit a pair of doubles and drove in four runs as part of a 3-4 performance in the series-clinching win at Auburn (April 18) ... earned hits in each game during the Tennessee series, scoring a run in the finale (April 25) ... had multi-hit performances in all three games at the Tuscaloosa Regional (May 15-17), including home runs in game one against Fairfield and game two against Washington ... was hit by a pitch to load the bases in the sixth inning of game three against Oklahoma at the NCAA Super Regional (May 23), setting up Marisa Runyon for her go-ahead grand slam.

2014 (JUNIOR)
Started 59 games at shortstop ... hit .252 with a career-high seven home runs, tying her combined total from her first two seasons ... drove in 28 RBI with 30 hits and 30 runs scored ... scored a run and drove in another in each of her four starts on opening weekend ... went 2-4 in her season debut against Kennesaw State (Feb. 7), including a sixth-inning grand slam, just the second of her career ... stretched her hitting streak to four games with a 1-3 performance against Grand Canyon (Feb. 14), launching a three-run homer in the fourth inning ... hit her second home run at the Hillenbrand Invitational against New Mexico (Feb. 15), going 2-2 including the third-inning solo shot ... broke a six-game hitless drought with a 1-3 performance at UAB (Feb. 25) ... drove in a pair of runs against Houston (Feb. 28) with a second-inning fielder's choice and a third-inning double ... went 1-2 against Houston (March 1), scoring two runs ... reached three times in series opener against South Carolina (March 7), with a single, two walks, two runs and an RBI ... went 1-2 in game two at Ole Miss (March 15), scoring a run and driving in another on a fifth-inning single ... hit an RBI double in the series-deciding finale against Florida (March 23) ... went 1-2 at Jacksonville (March 25), blasting a first-inning grand slam that proved the difference in the 6-2 win ... went 2-2 in game two against LSU (March 29), adding a sacrifice bunt in the final inning that moved the eventual tying and go-ahead runners into scoring position ... drove in three runs in game two against Arkansas (April 5), hitting a fourth-inning double that swelled the lead to the final 12-1 margin ... went 2-3 in the opener against Mississippi State (April 11) with an infield single and a solo home run ... went 2-2 at North Carolina (April 18), with a run scored and a season-high five putouts ... went hitless at Southern Miss (April 22) but scored twice after a hit-by-pitch and a fielding error ... finished 2-3 with a run scored in game two at Missouri (May 2) ... went 2-5 with a run scored in game one against Nebraska (May 22) during the NCAA Super Regional round.

Played in 56 games with 55 starts ... hit .250 with two home runs and 19 RBI ... registered 28 hits, 24 runs and sported a .411 on-base percentage on the strength of 20 walks and being hit by 12 pitches ... batted .600 (6-for-10) with two runs, a home run and six RBI at the Florida Gulf Coast Tournament ... hit 2-for-3 with two runs, a home run and two RBI against Appalachian State (Feb. 15) ... went 2-for-2 with two RBI against Southern Illinois (Feb. 17) ... batted 2-for-3 with an RBI against UAB (April 10) ... hit a walk-off single to hand Alabama the series victory against Mississippi State (April 21).

Named NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete ... appeared in 57 games, with 52 starts ... hit five home runs with 21 RBI while batting .253 ... reached base three times by collecting two hits and a walk against UAB, adding two RBI ... named to the Easton Bama Bash all-tournament team after batting .429 (3-for-7) with a home run and three RBI ... collected two hits and drove in two against East Carolina (Feb. 25) ... hit her first collegiate home run in the win against North Dakota State (Feb. 25) ... went 3-for-8 (.375) in the series at Kentucky with three runs scored and a solo home run ... hit the eventual game-winning home run in the ninth inning of the series opener (March 9) against the Wildcats ... batted .571 (4-for-7) with three runs, a double and two RBI in the Mississippi series ... added a .625 on-base percentage and a .714 slugging pct. while scoring twice on the strength of two hits and a RBI in game two against the Rebels (March 17) ... hit her first grand slam in the win against Mississippi State (April 1) ... batted a team-best .800 (4-for-5) with a home run, two doubles and two RBI at the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional ... went 2-for-2 with a home run and a double in the NCAA regional opener against Tennessee Martin (May 18).

Came to Tuscaloosa from Mortimer Jordan High School in Morris, Ala., where she was named an Under Armour All-American ... four-time all-state and all-metro selection ... named to the North/South All-Star team and was a four-time Gold Glove winner ... helped lead Mortimer Jordan to three state titles (2008-09, 2011) and a state-record 59 consecutive wins ... finished her prep career with 226 RBI, 48 home runs and a .770 slugging percentage ... as a junior in 2010, hit .415 with 12 home runs and helped lead Mortimer Jordan to a runner-up finish in the Alabama state playoffs ... hit .471 in 2009 with 13 home runs and a state-best 77 RBI as MJHS won the Alabama class 5A state title ... named the 2009 Alabama High School Athletic Association 5A Regional MVP ... part of Mortimer Jordan's 2008 state championship team, hitting .414 with eight home runs during that freshman season.

Daughter of Ken and Denise Hays ... has an older sister Danielle ... started playing softball at the age of five ... majoring in broadcast news with a minor in human development.

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