18 K's on 18th Birthday for Rusk Pitcher

RUSK, TX (KLTV) - The quest for 1,000 strikeouts for Sydney Littlejohn continues.

The Rusk senior mowed down 18 more on Friday night as the Lady Eagles beat Mexia 8-0.

Adding to the strikeouts, Littlejohn collected her 4th perfect game of the year.

As if it could not get better, the game friday, with 18 K's and perfect game #4...was on Littlejohn's 18th birthday.

"It was a great birthday for me and my team," said Littlejohn. "It was a magical game for me and the team was really into it, it was just a great game."

It puts her just 42 strikeouts away from 1,000.

"To watch her being so in the zone and focused on getting that has been huge for her," said Rusk head softball coach Ashley Renner." Her strikeouts just keep going up and up and up."

The Lady Eagles are currently 19-2 on the year and ranked 4th in class 3A.

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