|14 Alex Watkins
SIGNIFICANT CAREER STATS
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Versatile athlete saw time both as a designated player and in the circle for Tech, appearing in 23 games while being limited by injuries during a three-week stretch the middle of the season... Registered a 3.77 ERA and 44 strikeouts in just over 48 innings pitched...Threw best game of her career against UT-San Antonio, allowing just one hit and only three base runners while striking out a career-high eight in the complete-game shutout... Picked up a key hit in upset of Missouri in the Big 12 Tournament.
The versatile athlete earned her way into the circle in a few games after adapting to the Wilson style of pitching, but her season culminated with several key hits in the run to the Big 12 Championship game as a pinch hitter ... In the pivotal 7th-inning of the Oklahoma State game in the opening round of the Big 12 Championship, her pinch-hit appearance yielded the hardest-hit double of the tournament and it knocked in the tying run ... Her shot to third against No. 7 Texas A&M the following day was ruled an error but was instrumental in the 7th-inning come-from-behind win over the Aggies ... She finished with a .333 average in limited appearances, but most were in pressure situations ... The heavy, hard ball pitcher may be a key component of the staff and her ability to hit will surely be a factor in the Red Raiders' season.
Hit .241 for the Red Raiders, often as a pinch-hitter, while adjusting to a new style of pitching ... Of her 13 hits, four were for extra bases, collected eight RBIs and had a .352 slugging percentage.
Big Springs High School
Played softball, volleyball and basketball for Big Spring High School ... Led team to 2005 District Championship, Area Championship, Regional Championship and Regional Semi-final Championship ... Named Newcomer of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, first team All-District Pitcher and Most Valuable Player ... Was involved as Student Body President, Mascot of Big Spring High and the Spanish Club Society ... Voted Most Outstanding Girl in District Eight of the Texas Association of Student Council.
Born Alexandria Watkins on Aug. 15, parents are Rick and Susan Watkins ... Father is a West Texas Gas consultant and Mom is the "greatest one of those, ever" ... Has an older brother, Zachary and a younger brother, Jackson ... Hobbies include paintball games, listening to music, playing Nintendo games and playing the piano ... She loves all kinds of music ... Will begin her education to become a physician's assistant after earning her undergraduate degree from Tech.