LSU's Rachele Fico (second from left)
LSU's Rachele Fico (second from left)
Photo by:Chris Parent, LSU Athletics Staff Photographer
Fico Garner LSWA Weekly Softball Award
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Published: February 14, 2013, 12:53 PM (CT)
by Matt Dunaway, Associate SID

BATON ROUGE - ULM's Mackenzie Miller and LSU's Rachele Fico took home the first Louisiana Sports Writers Association [LSWA] Hitter and Pitcher of the Week awards of the 2013 season Thursday as voted up by the state's sports information directors.

A sophomore outfielder for the Warhawks, Miller turned in an impressive all-around week as ULM won three of its four games at the Mardi Gras Classic. She went 6-for-7 at the plate with five stolen bases and three runs scored. The Evergreen, Colo., native also picked up her first career three-hit game which included her first career triple against Southeast Missouri State.

A senior hurler for the Tigers, Fico was solid on opening weekend and secured shutout victories over No. 22 North Carolina and Tulsa, a pair of NCAA Regional and 40-win programs from a season ago. The SEC Pitcher of the Week fanned 14 Tulsa batters, the second highest single-game output of her career, during a 1-0 win in 10 innings.

It's the 11th weekly award for Fico and first for Miller from the LSWA.

LSWA Louisiana Softball Hitter of the Week
Feb. 14 - Mackenzie Miller [ULM]

LSWA Louisiana Softball Pitcher of the Week
Feb. 14 - Rachele Fico [LSU]


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