She has softball in her blood, and was raised and taught by her grandfather. Her grandfather was a huge influence in helping her hone her skills as a child. She also had an unusual way of building strength and accuracy. It was said that she’d throw softballs at concrete blocks in her backyard, with a painted circle in the middle as the target. Alexander was striking out her uncles as a 9-year-old. It was clear Odicci would not just be your average ball player.
But things didn’t always work out the way she wanted. She wasn’t heavily recruited in high school, though she shined and worked hard at her craft. It was by accident that her abilities were finally recognized.
The JMU scout who found her in Virginia was actually at a game to see someone else, but quickly figured out that the school needed someone with Alexander’s work ethic, attitude and talent. She’s a true underdog story, and the one thing we know about underdogs is they have bite.
Let’s be clear, she has a lot of hardware. The accolades section of her JMU bio is almost too lengthy to fit on one page. She compiled a career 2.13 ERA with 55 complete games in 101 starts during five seasons, with 709 strikeouts over 635 1/3 innings. She also hit .338 with 39 homers. But feel free to check out her stats Here.