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Odicci Alexander

Odicci Alexander

Odicci Alexander

Odicci Alexander

I’m an entrepreneur and content marketer with more than 12 years of experience. I was formerly CEO of a marketing consulting firm with a team of 70+ marketers. Starting a content marketing agency was a logical step for me to continue my work because I love teaching and interacting with the people in this business.

College

Alexander grew up in Boydton, Virginia, and was raised by her grandparents. She has four siblings: Isiah, Jameel, Imileigh, and Kaylin. Her older brother, Isiah Maurice, played college basketball for Kansas State from 2016 to 2017. Alexander started playing softball at the age of 7 and taught herself how to pitch. She spray-painted spots on the water well of her grandparents' home and used those spots as targets to train herself. She attended Park View High School, where she earned Second Team All-State honors as a sophomore. She was an accidental recruit, when then James Madison Softball coach Mickey Dean attended one of her high school games in 2014 eyeing the pitcher on the other team but ended up offering Alexander a scholarship to JMU. Alexander also played for the Beverly Bandits club softball team.

The next day, on June 4, James Madison defeated Oklahoma State 2-1 to advance to the semi-fainls and become the first unseeded team in Women's College World Series history to win two games in the tournament. During the top of the seventh inning when Oklahoma State had runners on second and third base, Alexander fielded a bunt and proceeded to dive to tag out OSU's Scotland David at home plate to secure the victory for JMU. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Game

Alexander ended her college career after JMU was eliminated in the semi-finals after losing twice in rematches against Oklahoma 3-6 and 1-7 respectively. After being pulled out in the fifth inning during the second semifinal match on June 7, she received a standing ovation from the crowd. She finished the tournament starting all four games that JMU played with 66 strikeouts on 1,057 pitches.

Alexander started all four games James Madison played in the WCWS, and the workload started to take a toll Monday in an elimination game against Oklahoma. The day before, she took a ball off her foot in the fourth inning but stayed in the game and finished it. She was back to start Monday, wincing through the pain because, quite simply, there was absolutely no way she would be sidelined. So, she pressed forward, and pitched three scoreless innings as James Madison led 1-0 early. (Source: www.espn.com)

 

 

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