Perfection for Fico

Tiger Pitcher Throws Five Perfect Innings

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 - 11:27pm

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) - The weather was perfect. The team's record (7-0) was perfect, and sophomore pitcher Rachele Fico was perfect as well. Fico put her name into the record books by tossing the third perfect game in the history of LSU softball. The Connecticut native recorded seven strikeouts and retired all 15 batters she faced as LSU shutout Southeastern 9-0 in five innings.

“Being in this atmosphere, surrounded by my teammates, it’s just a great day to be a Tiger,” Fico said. “I love it here. My teammates mean the world to me and it amazes me that I was able to accomplish something like that with my teammates behind me.”

The Tiger bats helped in the win as Tammy Wray and Anissa Young both went 3-for-3 at the plate and each had a two-run home run.

LSU will take on Southern on Friday in the Houston Hilton Plaza Classic at 8 a.m.

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