Texas outfielder Ki'Audra Hayter (10) adjusts her sunglasses during an NCAA college softball game against Oklahoma on April 18, 2019 in Austin. [NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

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WATCH: Texas outfielder Ki’Audra Hayter surprised by her brother’s homecoming on Senior Day

Posted May 5th, 2019

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On her senior day, Texas outfielder Ki’Audra Hayter received both a start and a surprise.

One of three seniors on UT’s roster, Hayter was introduced with her family ahead of the team’s regular season finale on Sunday afternoon. Waiting to surprise Hayter at McCombs Field was her brother, La’Kedran. La’Kedran Hayter is an Army sergeant who is stationed in Japan.

Hayter was first played a video message from her brother before he emerged from the dugout. Upon seeing her brother for the first time in three years, Hayter was overcome with emotion.

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A native of Nacogdoches, Hayter played at North Texas and Butler Community College from 2016-17. In Sunday’s 3-1 win over Baylor, she made her 74th career start as a Longhorn. Hayter currently leads Texas with her 12 stolen bases.

Texas (41-12; 12-6 Big 12) will be the third seed in the Big 12’s upcoming tournament in Oklahoma City. Ranked 10th in the NFCA poll, Texas is in the mix to host its first NCAA regional since the 2013 season.

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