Fico Named LSWA Pitcher of the Week

by Matt Dunaway
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Fico Named LSWA Pitcher of the Week

BATON ROUGE – Louisiana College’s Amber Thomas and LSU’s Rachele Fico grabbed Louisiana Sports Writers Association [LSWA] Softball Hitter and Pitcher of the Week accolades Tuesday as voted upon by the state’s sports information directors.

A senior catcher for the Wildcats, Thomas belted 13 hits over her 20 plate appearances sparked by three home runs, five doubles and 12 RBIs. She tallied hits and RBIs during the last five games of the weekend, including a 5-for-5 effort and four RBIs against Ozarks.

A sophomore hurler for the Tigers, Fico reeled off consecutive shutouts during LSU’s sweep over Arkansas. She recorded 16 strikeouts during her 14 frames of action and held the Razorbacks to a .146 hitting clip. In the series finale, Fico mowed down a batter in every inning en route to 11 Ks.

It’s the fourth weekly award for Fico and first for Thomas from the LSWA.

LSWA Louisiana Softball Hitter of the Week
Feb. 15 Gabrielle Bridges [ULL]
Feb. 22 Taryn Broussard [ULL]
March 1 Kelsey Nichols [Southeastern Louisiana]
March 8 Christi Orgeron [ULL]
March 15 Katie Shumaker [McNeese State]
March 22 Gabrielle Bridges [ULL]
March 29 Brianna Love [ULM]/Christi Orgeron [ULL]
April 5 Amber Thomas [Louisiana College]

LSWA Louisiana Softball Pitcher of the Week
Feb. 15 Meghan Patterson [LSU]
Feb. 22 Meghan Patterson [LSU]
March 1 Ashley Brignac [ULL]
March 8 Brittany Mack [LSU]
March 15 Meghan Krieg [Louisiana Tech]
March 22 Brittany Mack [LSU]
March 29 Kelee Grimes [Northwestern State]
April 5 Rachele Fico [LSU]