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Ali Watson

#17 Ali Watson

HT. 5-8
B/T Bogart, Ga./North Oconee HS

2010:Went 1-0 with a 0.93 ERA and one save in seven appearances, including one start … Struck out seven and walked two in 15.0 innings … Held opponents to a .173 average … Played as pinch-runner in four games … Picked up first collegiate win in 4.0 innings of scoreless relief vs. Oakland (Feb. 26) Made collegiate debut vs. Oakland (Feb. 20) … Struck out three walked none in 2.0 innings of relief in first career collegiate outing … Made first collegiate start on the mound at Western Kentucky (Mar. 30) … Atlantic Sun All-Academic Team.

High School: Two-time All-State selection. ...Named to the All-Northeast Georgia Team by the Athens Bannerall four years. ...Four-time All-Regional selection. ...Four-year starter. ...Compiled a 23-6 record (the team was 25-10) and a .42 earned run average. ...The team advances to the state sectionals. ...As a sophomore her high school team won the state championship. ...Made four state player appearances as a pitcher. ...Finished high school career in the top 10 in overall in Georgia, rating ninth in ERA (.63), seventh in career wins (73) and sixth in career innings pitched (664). ...Honor roll all four years. ...Graduated with honors. ...Member of BETA club.

Personal:Parents are Cissy and Ted Watson. ...Has one sister, Jessica, and one brother, Hunt. ...Her grandfather was the starting guard for the University of Kentucky in 1951 when the Wildcats won the NCAA National Championship. He played two years of professional basketball with the Minneapolis Lakers and the St. Louis Hawks in the NBA. ...Another grandfather played basketball at Lipscomb. ...Her father played one year of college basketball at Transylvania University.