Blackstone Valley's Picard commits to St. Joe's
During Picard's junior season, she led the nation in batting average, hitting an eye-popping .877 (57-for-65) in the regular season while being named an ESPN Boston All-State first team selection. A converted soccer player, Picard also tied for the state lead in home runs with 10 while driving in 43 runs for the Beavers.
She will sign a National Letter of Intent with the Hawks on Nov. 14.
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