BATON ROUGE - LSU softball's Rachele Fico and Katie Guillory spent part of their Wednesday morning at St. Alphonsus Catholic School Annual Field Day.
Each year, the school has a big field day for its students. Fico and Guillory participated in the event's opening ceremony and carried in the school's version of the Olympic torch. Afterwards, both student-athletes spoke to the children and got them ready for their field day.
For the last three years, LSU student-athletes have been involved in this event with previous participants including baseball's Trey McClure and Austin Nola.
"This event was so much fun, and the kids were so ecstatic that we came to their field day," Guillory said. "I enjoyed it just as much as the kids did. Rachele and I were very honored to be invited."
LSU returns home to the friendly confines of Tiger Park to face Nicholls State Wednesday for a mid-week tilt. First pitch is slated for 6 p.m., and the game will be carried live by Cox Sports Television with Lyn Rollins and retired LSU softball coach Yvette Girouard set to call the action. The game also will be broadcasted by the LSU Sports Radio Network on Country Legends 104.9 FM in Baton Rouge and can be accessed by Geaux Zone subscribers at www.LSUsports.net/live.
Every game of LSU softball will have live stats available at LSUsports.net/livestats. Fans can also follow every pitch via live in-game updates at the program's social media outlets @lsusoftball on Twitter and www.Facebook.com/lsusoftball.
The Tiger Park Ticket Office will open 90 prior to the first pitch. Fans can purchase tickets on-site starting at $5 for adult general admission and $3 for youth ages 3-12. The first 750 fans in attendance will receive a commemorative set of 2013 LSU softball trading cards.