Camille Foucher

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Biographical Information[edit]

Camille Foucher was the ace pitcher for the first French women's national baseball team.

France played their first game in the 2019 European Women's Championship and Foucher got their first start, versus veteran Loes Asmus and the Netherlands. She allowed a leadoff single to Winke Verdick but Esther Maliepaard hit into a double play and Foucher got Sofie van de Wiel looking at strike three. She allowed an unearned run in the 4th when Isabelle Markies drove in van de Wiel and two more unearned runs in the 5th. With two on and two out in the 6th, she was relieved by Mélissa Mayeux with a 4-3 lead and France held on as she got their historic first win, beating Asmus. She played first base in another game, going 1 for 3 with a run against the Czech Republic, her hit coming off Denisa Jószová. She led the first round in ERA (Famke Gildemacher was next at 1.93) and tied for first in wins and Ks (5, even with Rosie Lyard, Gildemacher, Jószová and Tereza Švingrová). In the finale, she got the nod against the Netherlands. She allowed a first-inning run when Anouk Vergunst singled in Verdick but allowed none in the next four innings, leaving with four hits, four walks and four strikeouts as Lyard took over with a 5-1 lead. Mayeux wound up saving her second victory versus Asmus. [1] France won a spot in the 2020 Women's Baseball World Cup, which was later canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Foucher was named Normandy's female athlete of the year. [2]