MLB Grit: High school girls playing games in big league park


Borders is one of the coaches this weekend for MLB Grit, an inaugural high school invitational baseball tournament for 64 teenage girls from the United States,

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) ‘ Before Ila Borders became the first female pitcher to start a college baseball game or pitch professionally in an independent league in the 1990s, the lefty felt almost like she was in a fight just to be on the field.

‘When I was playing, they tried to do everything possible to not let me play, or they didn’t want the media attention, and it was an uphill battle,’ Borders said Friday. ‘Now I feel like people are searching and looking and trying to develop that talent. For me, that’s an awesome feeling and it’s great to see.’

Borders is one of the coaches this weekend for MLB Grit, an inaugural high school invitational baseball tournament for 64 teenage girls from the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico that were split into four teams to play four games each.

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  • Publisher: FOX Sports
  • Date: 2019-03-08T19:16:25-05:00
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MLB Grit: High school girls playing games in big league park

Arwen Naomi McCullough, of Livermore, Calif., warms up before a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Friday, March 8, 2019. More than 60 high school girls from the United States, as well as Canada and Puerto Rico are taking part in the inaugural MLB Grit event, a tournament specifically for girls who play baseball. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Maycen Gibbs (14), of Folsom, Calf., steals second base against Rebecca Priscilla Stern, of Cabin John, Md., during a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Friday, March 8, 2019. More than 60 high school girls from the United States, as well as Canada and Puerto Rico are taking part in the inaugural MLB Grit event, a tournament specifically for girls who play baseball. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

  • Publisher: Arizona Daily Star
  • Author: STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Baseball Writer
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Redmond sisters are set for ‘MLB Grit’ baseball event

Redmond’s Emily, left, and Lindsay Tsujikawa will play in ‘MLB Grit,’ a high school baseball invitational. Courtesy photo

Redmond’s Emily and Lindsay Tsujikawa will participate in the inaugural ‘MLB Grit,’ a high school baseball invitational designed specifically for girls who play baseball, March 8-10 at the Texas Rangers MLB Youth Academy in Dallas, Texas. Both locals are pitchers and infielders.

Five young women ‘ including Emily ‘ who competed with Team USA, Canada and Puerto Rico in the Women’s Baseball World Cup in 2018 will be participating at this event.

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  • Publisher: Redmond Reporter
  • Date: 2019-03-06T09:30:00-08:00
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Charlotte Leaders Expect Significant Benefits From Hosting All-Star Game

The NBA suddenly switched the location to New Orleans, though, as a result of protests from a controversial legislative bill in North Carolina that restricted bathroom usage. Now, two years later, Charlotte is expecting more than $100 million in economic impact from this season’s All-Star Game, which is scheduled for this weekend.

‘It’s been a long road,’ said Laura White, director of communications at the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. ‘It’s been five years in the making and we’re excited to see it culminate finally.’

The CRVA CEO Tom Murray and Charlotte Hornets President Fred Whitfield co-chaired the executive planning committee for the All-Star Game.

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  • Publisher: Front Office Sports
  • Date: 2019-02-11T05:00:41+00:00
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More Than Child’s Play – KNPR

The Las Vegas Valley is in the midst of a full-blown sports revolution. National pro sports organizations that used to snub Las Vegas have rolled into town with a vengeance, and they’ve flipped our sports identity from laughable to legitimate virtually overnight.

After countless years with zero major professional sports franchises (but dozens of failed minor-league outfits), we’ve picked up four in the past five years alone: the NHL’s Golden Knights, the WNBA’s Aces, the United Soccer League’s Lights, and (soon) the NFL’s Raiders. And, if you believe the rumors, the NBA, Major League Baseball, and Major League Soccer have the moving trucks packed and the engines idling. We’re adding ‘sports’ to our endless list of ‘Capital of the World’ monikers.

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