Fico Shares LSWA Weekly Pitching Award
BATON ROUGE – For the second consecutive week, LSU’s Rachele Fico and ULL’s Jordan Wallace will share the Louisiana Sports Writers Association [LSWA] Softball Pitcher of the Week award Thursday as voted upon by the state’s sports information directors.
A junior hurler for the Tigers, Fico ascended to the nation’s top spot with a 0.90 ERA. She racked up 30 strikeouts over her 29.1 innings of work. She equaled a season-high 11 strikeouts in her mid-week start at No. 2 Florida only to surpass the mark with 13 Ks versus No. 12 Georgia. In the process, the junior right-hander eclipsed the 500-career strikeout mark. She capped the week with a four-hit shutout against No. 12 Georgia and permitted only two Bulldog runners to reach second base.
A freshman pitcher for the Cajuns, Wallace secured a pair of wins against Western Kentucky and improved her mark to an unblemished 23-0. Her 23-0 record is the best start for a freshman to start her career in NCAA history. She fired her 16th complete game of the season, a two-hitter, during a 2-1 victory over Western Kentucky. The Weatherford, Texas, native came in relief and reeled off six frames of one-hit ball fueled by six strikeouts.
It’s the 10th weekly award for Fico and sixth for Wallace from the LSWA.
LSWA Louisiana Softball Hitter of the Week
Feb. 15 Christi Orgeron [ULL]
Feb. 21 Christi Orgeron [ULL]
Feb. 29 Claire Terracina [McNeese State]
March 8 Meghan Gomez [Southeastern Louisiana]
March 15 Ashley Langoni [LSU]
March 20 Nerissa Myers [ULL]
March 28 Erin Kipp [Louisiana Tech]
April 4 Leah Andrus [Nicholls State]
April 10 Melanie Goff [Louisiana Tech]
April 18 Christi Orgeron [ULL]
April 27 Christi Orgeron [ULL]
May 3 No Nominations
LSWA Louisiana Softball Pitcher of the Week
Feb. 15 Rachele Fico [LSU]
Feb. 21 Meagan Bond [McNeese State]
Feb. 29 Rachele Fico [LSU]
March 8 Kelee Grimes [Northwestern State]
March 15 Jordan Wallace [ULL]
March 20 Jordan Wallace [ULL]
March 28 Brittany Mack [LSU]
April 4 Rachele Fico [LSU]
April 10 Rachele Fico [LSU], Jordan Wallace [ULL]
April 18 Ashley Brignac [ULL]
April 27 Rachele Fico [LSU], Jordan Wallace [ULL]
May 3 Rachele Fico [LSU], Jordan Wallace [ULL]