Lady Demons add experienced backstop Walker

Experience behind the plate is a huge asset for any team and Northwestern State added just that on Thursday with the addition of North Texas catcher Ashlyn Walker.

The two-year backstop with more than 70 starts under her belt, batted .259 with 11 doubles and a .366 on-base percentage for UNT.

She also helped manage Conference USA’s second-best pitching staff that produced a pair of all-conference pitchers, propelling the Mean Green to a conference championship and NCAA Regional Final appearance this past season.

Walker cut down eight potential base stealers in 2022, fourth most in CUSA, and had a .985 fielding percentage. She committed just three errors, throwing or otherwise, in her two seasons and 81 games played at UNT.

As a freshman, Walker caught then teammate Hope Trautwein’s perfect game where she struck out all 21 batters faced in a row against Arkansas-Pine Bluff.