Skylar Hayward


Player profile

  • Year Junior
  • Hometown Buford, Ga.
  • Last School Mill Creek
  • Position Pitcher
  • Height 5-9
  • B/T R/R

• Academic All-Big Ten (2019, 20)
• OSU Scholar-Athlete (2019, 20)

AS A JUNIOR (2020)
• Started four of the seven games she pitched in
• Recorded a 2-1 record and 5.65 ERA over 17.1 innings of work
• Earned 16 strikeouts and a .234 against average
• Tossed the first complete game of her career with four strikeouts versus UCSB (2/22)
• Fanned a career-high six batters and had her first career shutout in 13-0 five-inning win over Wright State (3/7)

• Made seven appearances, including three starts, in the circle
• Had a 1.95 ERA in 14.1 innings of work
• Tallied 12 strikeouts and a .245 against average
• Pitched two innings of relief with two strikeouts and two hits vs. George Mason (2/8)
• Did not allow a hit and recorded a strikeout in 1.1 innings of relief at UCF (2/9)
• Combined to throw the first no-hitter of her career against Army in a career-high five innings of work with a career-best five strikeouts (2/22)

• Made four appearances and pitched 2.2 innings
• Had her first career appearance at Texas (2/24)
• Recorded a pair of strikeouts against the Longhorns (2/24)
• Tossed 1.0 innings of relief for one hit at Rutgers (4/8)

• First team all-state by the Georgia Softball Coaches Association and the 2015 Georgia Dugout Club 6A Player of the Year
• Gwinnett Daily Post Pitcher of the Year and Georgia Softball Coaches Association 7A Co-Player of the Year as a senior in 2016. Also selected as the GSCA Pitcher of the Year
• Four year letterwinner
• Led Mill Creek to a state championship as a junior in 2015 and runner-up finish in 2016
• Was the winning pitcher in a 1-0 shutout of North Gwinnett to win the school’s first regional title in 10 years.
• Pitched 14 shutout innings in a pair of complete games, including a nine-strikeout, two-hit performance in the series-opening 2-0 win
• Gwinnett County Super 6 honoree
• Received the Hawk Scholar-Athlete award
• Went 18-4 with a 1.04 ERA and 134 strikeouts as a junior
• Member of Flo Softball’s Hot 100 list for the Class of 2017
• First team all-county and honorable mention all-state as a sophomore
• Member of the Junior Olympic Cup champion EC Bullets summer ball team
• Won a 16U state championship last summer with the Georgia Impact
• The Impact were fifth at ASA Nationals

• Daughter of Brad and Gretchen Hayward
• Has one younger brother, Nathan
• Her mother played tennis at Kennesaw State