Sydney Littlejohn Watkins
Threw first perfect game at Rhodes Stadium
Playing for Critter Creek Farm Sanctuary (Gainesville, Fla.)
Personal: Majored in exercise science at Alabama … owns Master’s degrees in nutrition sciences and sports business management … currently works with the University of Florida football team as a registered dietitian with her husband, Alex, who played football at Alabama and works as a strength and conditioning coach at Florida … animal lover who has two dogs - Leo and Bo … hobbies include anything to do with animals, baking and trying new restaurants.
2022 Championship Season: Compiled 986 leaderboard points during first Athletes Unlimited Softball Championship Season … ranked seventh in the league with 4.67 earned run average over 18.0 innings … posted 2-0 record in eight appearances, including two starts … had three strikeouts in a game twice … pitched season-long 3.2 innings in season debut against Team Zerkle on July 30, allowing two earned runs on five hits … also threw 3.1 innings in relief against Team Denham on Aug. 26 with three strikeouts.
2022 AUX Season: Made impressive Athletes Unlimited debut by placing ninth in the league standings with 1,178 leaderboard points … fourth in the league with 2.82 earned run average after making nine appearances, including three starts … authored 1-0 record with one save … fourth in the circuit with 11 strikeouts over 27.1 innings … allowed just 11 earned runs in nine outings … threw season-high 5.1 innings against Team O’Toole on June 25, allowing one earned run on four hits … earned first Athletes Unlimited victory on June 24 with 4.0 innings against Team Zerkle, allowing one run on three hits … registered save on June 18 after throwing 2.0 innings against Team Gibson on June 18 … posted season-high four strikeouts against Team Mulipola on June 18.
At Alabama: Four-year letter winner for the Crimson Tide who made 129 appearances in the circle from 2014-17 … made 81 starts, which are tied for sixth on career list … compiled 67-20 career record with 1.77 earned run average, which ranks sixth in program history … tied for sixth on Alabama’s career wins list … posted 438 strikeouts in 538.2 innings pitched while limiting opponents to .210 batting average … also tallied 43 complete games with 19 shutouts and seven saves during career … owns seven career saves, good for eighth in program history … only pitcher in Alabama history with multiple perfect games during career … Second-Team NFCA All-America and All-Southeastern Conference performer as a junior … member of NFCA All-Region First Team in 2016 … two-time member of SEC Community Service Team … two-time CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team honoree … threw two solo perfect games during the 2015 season and combined for two other no-hitters during her career … authored 1.31 earned run average during 2017 season, which ranks as the sixth-best mark in Alabama single-season history … owns distinction of throwing first perfect game in Rhodes Stadium history.
Career stats do not include AUX season stats.