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Pasadena, Corner Brook play to 9-9 draw in all-girls game


When Katie Taylor began playing baseball in Pasadena last summer, batting was the one aspect that gave her the most trouble.

She’s obviously gotten over that as she was one of the two top hitters for the Pasadena Pirates Monday night against the Corner Brook Barons in the first-ever minor baseball game between two all-girl squads on the west coast at Bennett Sports Field.

“I did not expect to hit the ball,” said Taylor. “So it was pretty good.”

Taylor and Harriet Howe were both 2-for-2 for the Pasadena contingent as they played Corner Brook to a 9-9 tie in a game that went six innings before darkness forced an early end.

Kaitlyn Blanchard was 1-for-1 with a walk, a run scored and two RBIs for Corner Brook, while Rhiann Ward went 1-for-2 with a walk and two RBIs. Megan Allen and Emma Welshman both had two walks and two runs scored.

Claire Butt was the top pitcher for the Pirates, as she struck out six batters in three innings of work.

Brooklyn Childs started for Corner Brook, pitching three innings and giving up two runs on one hit. She struck out eight, walked three and hit two batters. Olivia Porter threw one inning, giving up one run on one hit. She had one strikeout.

Taylor decided to start playing baseball last year because a lot of her friends had decided to give it a try. She did the same and immediately enjoyed herself.

She and her teammates are used to playing against boys teams, so she admitted Monday night’s somewhat historic game was a different experience, but one they all took very seriously.

She’s obviously gotten over that as she was one of the two top hitters for the Pasadena Pirates Monday night against the Corner Brook Barons in the first-ever minor baseball game between two all-girl squads on the west coast at Bennett Sports Field.

“I did not expect to hit the ball,” said Taylor. “So it was pretty good.”

Taylor and Harriet Howe were both 2-for-2 for the Pasadena contingent as they played Corner Brook to a 9-9 tie in a game that went six innings before darkness forced an early end.

Kaitlyn Blanchard was 1-for-1 with a walk, a run scored and two RBIs for Corner Brook, while Rhiann Ward went 1-for-2 with a walk and two RBIs. Megan Allen and Emma Welshman both had two walks and two runs scored.

Claire Butt was the top pitcher for the Pirates, as she struck out six batters in three innings of work.

Brooklyn Childs started for Corner Brook, pitching three innings and giving up two runs on one hit. She struck out eight, walked three and hit two batters. Olivia Porter threw one inning, giving up one run on one hit. She had one strikeout.

Taylor decided to start playing baseball last year because a lot of her friends had decided to give it a try. She did the same and immediately enjoyed herself.

She and her teammates are used to playing against boys teams, so she admitted Monday night’s somewhat historic game was a different experience, but one they all took very seriously.

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