Brown’s Olivia Pichardo turns into first girl to play in Div. 1 baseball recreation

Brown’s Olivia Pichardo made NCAA historical past on Friday, turning into what the college stated was the primary girl to seem in a Division 1 baseball recreation.

The freshman from New York City got here on as a pinch hitter with one out within the backside of the ninth inning and grounded out to first base in what ended up being a 10-1 loss to Bryant in Providence, Rhode Island.

Pichardo, a freshman utility participant and walk-on, turned the primary girl to make an lively NCAA D-I baseball varsity roster this previous fall.

Brown baseball coach Grant Achilles stated he was impressed by Pichardo’s athleticism throughout her preliminary tryout and in subsequent practices, calling it the “most complete walk-on tryout I have seen from a player” since he turned Brown’s coach in 2012.

Pichardo was a pitcher and outfielder for the U.S. baseball ladies’s nationwide group this previous summer time and beforehand performed varsity baseball in Queens.

Brown fell to 1-10 with Friday’s home-opening loss.

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