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Girls and boys get early start to baseball season


With over 25 girls in attendance Monday night, it appears the plan for a female division in the Corner Brook Minor Baseball Association is off to a positive start.

Monday’s session at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland was a free one for all boys and girls between the ages of 8-15 to kick off the association’s spring program, which runs until June 20.

Many of the girls who showed up were new to the sport, according to coach Rob Park, but there were a few seasoned veterans in the mix as well.

Brooklyn Childs, 13, has been involved with the minor baseball program since she was five. She’s come up playing against boys the entire time and has shown signs of becoming an elite talent. She was a member of the under-16 bantam girls provincial team last year.

Despite her comfort level on the field competing against the opposite gender, she considers the new female division in the city to be “pretty cool.”

“I’ve been having to travel to St. John’s every year for girls,” she said. “Now it’s here, so I don’t have to travel.”

She still plans on taking the field against the boys as well because she sees the benefits of doing so.

“It makes me better,” she said.

As for why she decided to break out the ball and glove on Monday night, the answer was easy and immediate for the daughter of Greg and Kim.

“I just wanted to get started for the season.”

For more information on the spring program or the female division of minor baseball, visit cbbaseball.ca.

Monday’s session at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland was a free one for all boys and girls between the ages of 8-15 to kick off the association’s spring program, which runs until June 20.

Many of the girls who showed up were new to the sport, according to coach Rob Park, but there were a few seasoned veterans in the mix as well.

Brooklyn Childs, 13, has been involved with the minor baseball program since she was five. She’s come up playing against boys the entire time and has shown signs of becoming an elite talent. She was a member of the under-16 bantam girls provincial team last year.

Despite her comfort level on the field competing against the opposite gender, she considers the new female division in the city to be “pretty cool.”

“I’ve been having to travel to St. John’s every year for girls,” she said. “Now it’s here, so I don’t have to travel.”

She still plans on taking the field against the boys as well because she sees the benefits of doing so.

“It makes me better,” she said.

As for why she decided to break out the ball and glove on Monday night, the answer was easy and immediate for the daughter of Greg and Kim.

“I just wanted to get started for the season.”

For more information on the spring program or the female division of minor baseball, visit cbbaseball.ca.

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