Friday Flashback: Bullock smacks record 17 home runs in 2007

June 5, 2020

Lillian Bullock

Anchorage’s Lillian Bullock came out swinging with the North Carolina A&T State University softball team.

She crushed 17 home runs and knocked in 56 RBIs in 60 games as a freshman in 2007 to earn first team all-league honors in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

Bullock, of Service High fame, finished that season ranked No. 2 nationally in homers and top-10 in RBIs among freshmen at the NCAA D1 level.

With a .330 career batting average and home-run pop, the 5-foot-8 second baseman is arguably the greatest D1 softball hitter to come out of Alaska.

She held the state career home run record of 34 from 2010 to 2017 when Anchorage’s Pauline Tufi of Louisiana Tech broke it by one.

Bullock also played one season of basketball for North Carolina A&T and is believed to be the only Alaskan to play both D1 softball and D1 basketball.

She was Gatorade Alaska Player of the Year for basketball in high school, but in college her specialty was softball.

Bullock finished her career at North Carolina A&T State University with 138 RBIs, 79 extra-base hits and a .612 slugging percentage in 198 career games.

Friday Flashback is a series created by Alaska Sports Hall of Fame blog editor Van Williams that looks back on great Alaska athletes from the past. To read about other Alaskans featured in this series, click here.