First female Division I baseball player in history, Olivia Pichardo, tossed the opening pitch during a Red Sox game, here is all about her, know her parents, pitch speed, nationality, bio
At a Division I varsity baseball game on Wednesday night in Boston’s Fenway Park, Brown University’s Olivia Pichardo was the first female player to play in a Division I collegiate baseball game.
In the bottom of the ninth inning, Brown was down Bryant University 10-1 and Pichardo was given the opportunity to bat.
When Pichardo stepped into the batter’s box as a left-handed batter, she created NCAA history.
Who is Olivia Pichardo, bio, age, height, parents, nationality, high school and pitch speed
Olivia Pichardo, the first woman to play NCAA Division 1 baseball, threw out the first pitch at Fenway Park. @BrownU_Baseball | #RedSox pic.twitter.com/owU5AgMUND
— NESN (@NESN) May 3, 2023
The Red Sox wanted to recognise her achievement, so they asked her to throw out the first pitch before their matchup with the Toronto Blue Jays.
Even though not all of Pichardo’s pitch was accurate, she took the mound and delivered one in the direction of home plate. She however ignored it and probably showed some velocities in front of the enthused Boston crowd.
Pichardo, a native of Queens, is known as a versatile player for the Brown Bears. She’s only played in one game as a freshman and is currently waiting in the stands for her opportunity to see more action.
Before enrolling at an Ivy League university, Pichardo participated in last summer’s USA Baseball Women’s National Team competition.
She played volleyball and basketball at the Garden School from the seventh grade to the completion of her high school career.
But her interest in baseball dates back to her time as a child, as seen by the internship she held in 2022 with the New York Mets’ amateur scouting section.
Who is Olivia Pichardo?
According to ESPN, she played second base and outfield for the American baseball women’s national team. She made a pitch for the team as well. She took part in their summertime game.
She had previously played varsity baseball in Queens, New York. played club baseball for both Next Level Baseball and the New York Crush.
She was one of the 31 individuals chosen for Brown’s starting lineup in the opening game. According to ESPN, she stated in a news release:
A look at Olivia Pichardo parents, father Max and mother Monita Pichardo and siblings
Monita and Max Pichardo are the parents of Olivia Pichardo.
She also has sibling, Nirvana Pichardo. Her parents have been involved in sports for a very long time.
Her parents supported her decision to get into sports. Her father played baseball as a child, whilst her mother participated during her time in college.
Her sister is a sports enthusiast as well. She engages in volleyball. Her fastball is clocking at 82-mph.
In terms of ethnicity, Olivia is of Latin American descent and she was born in Queens, New York.
10yd dash: 1.56
30yd dash: 3.61 (New Balance Baseball)
60yrd dash: 7.2 (Bucknell Camp)
5-10-5 Shuttle Run: 5.00se (USA Baseball)
Broad jump: 8’9″ (NB Futures)
OF Arm Velo: 83mph (Headfirst Honor Roll)
Pulldown: 87mph (Verified)
FB Velo AVG: 78-81mph (Team USA)
FB Velo Best: 83mph (Rapsodo/USA Baseball)
Bat Exit Velocity: 85mph (USA Baseball, 2021)
November 2022: Brown University Baseball Team
Summer 2022: Internship in the Scouting department of the best team in baseball: New York Mets!
July 2022: USA Baseball Women’s National BASEBALL Team Player!
July 2021: New Balance Future Series National Combine!
This is one of the biggest accomplishments of my baseball journey. This combine will bring the best baseball players from around the country! It will be the highest level of competition I will have experienced! Thank you so much to Jeremy Booth and everyone involved!
2020 PG 18U Mid-Atlantic Elite All tournament Team!
The World Comes to Palm Beaches International Baseball Tournament 2019 – GOLD MEDAL
LG Invitational Women’s Baseball Tournament, 2019 Korea – Silver Medal
June 2019: MLB Brethrough Series
“On behalf of Major League Baseball and USA Baseball, we are thrilled to offer you a spot!”
February 2019 – MLB HS Invitational Camp
January 2019/2020 – Baseball for All Captains Program: Mentored young girls who play baseball and acted as an ambassador for girls in baseball.
June 2018: Coaches Award – Garden School (Varsity Baseball)
July 2018: Round 2 of NTIS with USA Baseball (Mens)
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