Karlyn Pickens is a freshman softball player from Weaverville, N.C. and she is the driving force behind the Tennessee Lady Volunteers Softball team. The 6-foot-1 athlete is a top-10 recruit and is familiar with Power 5 institutions, drawing interest from top schools around the country, including top-25 SEC schools and prominent Pac-12 schools. Karlyn, who plays for the SC Elite-Fusetti 16U team, was scouted by around 60 coaches at a single game last fall.
Karlyn Pickens, SA’s No. 8 recruit for the class of 2022, has committed to play softball with the Volunteers of the Southeastern Conference. Pickens was up in North Carolina and represented the South Carolina Elite on the travel baseball circuit.
Karlyn Pickens was born in either 2004 or 2005 and she is in her freshman. She was raised by her parents, Phillip and Rebecca and she has two brothers Kolton and Rayce Pickens. Karlyn acknowledges the numerous sacrifices made by her parents. Both her brothers are athletes as Kolton participated in cross country while her Rayce played baseball as well as football for his college team.
Since her early years, she has participated in travel ball tournaments across the country, spanning from California to Colorado, and even within her home state of South Carolina. She expresses immense gratitude for having an exceptional support system and a guiding group of individuals who have accompanied her throughout this journey. Their unwavering dedication has played a crucial role in shaping her into the person she is today.
Karlyn Pickens Career
She was the No. 2 pitcher and No. 5 overall prospect in the class of 2022, according to Extra Inning Softball. On April 27, 2021, she was named Extra Inning Softball’s National High School Player of the Week after throwing a perfect game with 17 strikeouts, hitting.500 with two home runs and seven intentional walks in three games, earning her a spot as one of 21 high school juniors competing in the 2021 PGF Futures All-American Game.
She threw one perfect game and four no-hitters last spring and was named the WMAC Softball Player of the Year as a freshman in 2019 and the WMAC Softball Pitcher of the Year in 2021. Her 207 strikeouts in 2021 accompanied an astounding 0.41 earned run average. As a junior, she played travel ball for Carolina Elite SC alongside other signees Amanda Ahlin, Brylee Mesusan, and Camryn Sarvis, and hit.503 with 28 runs scored, five home runs, 22 stolen bases, and an on-base percentage of.764.
Rise to Fame
She struck out 11 batters in 6.2 innings of relief in a 9-2 win for UT versus Texas A&M on 4/2 of her freshman year. She threw a complete game shutout, allowing only one hit while striking out eight batters in Tennessee’s 1-0 win over Ole Miss on March 11. Against LSU on March 18, she struck out nine batters over seven innings as the Lady Vols won 3-0.
In a 7-1 victory against Belmont on 3/5, she threw three innings of relief and struck out five hitters, and in an 8-0 victory over Tennessee on 3/4, she threw the first perfect game of her collegiate career and retired all 15 batters she faced while striking out five. She shut out Clemson, 1-0, on 2/25, striking out eight, and on 2/17, she shut out North Dakota State, 8-0, pitching six scoreless innings while striking out four. Tennessee’s 9-2 victory against Illinois on 2/9 was her first collegiate save, while Tennessee’s 21-1 victory over Howard on 2/9 marked her first collegiate strikeout.
Karlyn Pickens Biography
|Age (as of 2023)
|Weaverville, North Carolina, USA
|University of Tennessee, Knoxville
|in feet inches – 6’ 1” – in Centimeters – 185 cm
|in Kilograms – 55 kg – in Pounds – 120 lbs
|Two (Kolton & Rayce Pickens)
|Who is her boyfriend?
Karlyn Pickens has managed to keep her relationships and personal life private. There may be a possibility that she is in a relationship with anyone but as of now she hasn’t revealed it yet.
Karlyn Pickens Net Worth
There is no information available regarding Karlyn Pickens’s net worth. Well with her accomplishments in Softball, she will earn a good amount of money in the future.
- Karlyn excels not only in basketball and volleyball but also dedicates her time as a mentor for young softball players.
- Jimmy Greene, the head coach at West Rowan High, praises her exceptional talents, emphasizing her outstanding athleticism as a pitcher. Pickens proves to be a triple threat with her ability to pitch, hit, and excel in baserunning.
- As a pitcher, she possesses incredible speed, leaving opponents in awe. Additionally, her screwball pitch effectively keeps batters at bay, while her repertoire includes a well-executed rise ball and change-up.
- Coach Greene admires Pickens’ abilities, recognizing her as a truly awe-inspiring player.