A freshman from Queens, New York, made historical past on the baseball diamond Friday.
Brown’s Olivia Pichardo grew to become the primary lady to play in an NCAA Division I baseball sport.
The left-handed hitter pinch hit within the backside of the ninth, grounding out to first in Brown’s 10-1 loss.
Pichardo joined the USA Baseball Women’s National Team final summer time and was an intern for the New York Mets of their beginner scouting division. She additionally participated within the Friendship Series in opposition to Team Canada in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, over the summer time.
Pichardo grew to become the primary lady on a Division I roster.
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“I’m dwelling out my dream proper now and the best faculty expertise that I’ve all the time wished, in order that’s actually cool,” Pichardo mentioned when she made the crew.
“Olivia put collectively essentially the most full walk-on tryout I’ve seen from a participant since turning into a head coach,” head coach Grant Achilles mentioned on the time.
She threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the Mets on Women’s Day at Citi Field in August.
Pichardo was a varsity highschool participant at Garden School within the seventh grade.
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