• Svetlana Shkolnikova

Baseball relaunches with girls at-bat

Updated: Jan 10, 2018

When youth baseball returns to Edgewater's Veterans Field on Saturday, nearly three dozen girls will suit up with the boys ready to play ball.

In doing so, they'll be bucking a trend that has been more than a century in the making: hardball is for boys and softball is for girls.

“I don’t think any sport is just a boys' sport,” said Regan Lynch, an 11-year-old aspiring slugger who's taking her first crack at hardball this year. “I think any sport can be boys and girls."

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