Former CDO catcher Bailey Thompson to play for Arizona

Bailey Thompson. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)

Bailey Thompson helped lead Seattle University to back-to-back Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Tournament championships and she will complete her graduate studies playing for the University of Arizona this season.

Thompson was an All-WAC selection in 2018, 2019 and 2021 and she earned a spot on the NFCA Pacific Third Team her senior season. Thompson also helped Canyon del Oro win a state championship in her season with the Dorados against Sunrise Mountain, coached by former Wildcat Jody Pruitt.

Thompson started all 50 games for Seattle in 2021 and she batted .327 with 14 doubles, nine home runs and 46 RBI. She led her team in all three categories.

“We are thrilled to welcome Bailey to our program,” said head coach Caitlin Lowe in a release. “She brings a ton of experience and a great passion for this game. She will add some depth behind the plate as well as a lot of pop offensively. We are so happy to have her join our wildcat family.”

Thompson was a First Team All-Southern Arizona selection in 2017.



Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017, a 2019 AZ Education News award winner and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019 and he is a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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