Boise State has the perfect pitcher

Posted at 5:53 PM, Apr 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-17 20:51:10-04

Boise State senior pitcher Christina Washington has been one of the go-to girls for the Broncos as the team looks to get back to .500 in conference play this Friday against San Diego State.

Washington has driven fear into the Bronco’s competition this year pitching the school’s first ever perfect game as well as a two hitter this season. 

“I didn’t even realize that I was throwing a perfect game until my teammates afterward told me you just threw a perfect game,” said, Pitcher Christina Washington.

“You really have to attribute that to her defense.  She didn’t have any strikeouts but she feed the defense perfectly and we had the solid play,” said, Head Coach Cindy Ball.

The athleticism runs deep in Washington’s family.  Both her parents ran collegiate track and her sister played D1 basketball for LMU.  Washington might not have her family’s quickness but that hasn’t hurt her in the circle.  She has an era under three and 55 strikeouts on the year.

“I didn’t get that gene so I’m a pitcher so I got that,” said, Washington

Along the way she has even had to overcome adversity including brain surgery when she was just 10 years old.

“I was sick for a while it turns out I had an infection and they had to remove it.  I had to relearn how to walk, talk, read and write,” said, Washington.

She says her family has always been her rock and their support helps keep her pushing forward.

“It’s just nice coming from a strong supportive base that inspires me to keep going and to make them proud,” said, Washington.