A freshman from Queens, New York, made history at the Friday Diamond Baseball game.
Olivia Pichardo of the Browns became the first woman to play in NCAA Division I baseball.
She struck out a left batter in the bottom of the ninth, and took the first in the Browns’ 10-1 loss.
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Pichardo joined the US women’s national baseball team last summer and was an intern for the New York Mets in the Amateur Scouting Division. She also competed in the Friendship Series against Team Canada in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, over the summer.
Pichardo became the first woman on a Division One list.
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“I’m living my dream right now and the perfect college experience I’ve always wanted, so this is really cool,” Pichardo said when she made the team.
“Olivia has gathered the most complete experience I’ve seen from a player since becoming head coach,” said Grant Achilles, the team’s head coach at the time.
I threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the Mets on Women’s Day at Citi Field in August.
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Pichardo was a high school player at Garden School in the seventh grade.
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