GARY, Ind. (TOC) — As the one lady on her little league baseball groups, Caitlyn Walker is used to being teased by a few of her teammates.
“Oh she nonetheless cannot hit it out. Oh that was a nasty throw, simply variety nitpicking at something they will. It is all enjoyable,” Walker mentioned. “I’ve my little comeback, they nonetheless cannot hit it out both.”
She is without doubt one of the finest gamers not simply on her baseball groups, but in addition within the Calumet Area Little League.
“It’s sort of humorous to see some individuals’s reactions as a result of there are individuals who know,” Walker mentioned. “After which there’s different people who ‘Oh it is only a lady, throw it down the center’ after which I hit and their reactions are simply priceless.”
Walker was not too long ago chosen for the senior all-star baseball workforce. She will likely be on the one lady on the workforce.
Her father and coach, Gary Well being Commissioner Dr. Roland Walker, launched her to baseball when she was 4 years outdated.
“She used to have pink bat and pink hitting gloves and pink helmet and everyone knew her because the lady with the pink helmet,” he mentioned.
Dr. Walker is a proud lady dad and mentioned watching his daughter actually hit it out of the park taking part in with the boys by no means will get outdated.
“Ladies can play on the similar stage as boys. They must be given the chance. Sadly what you see is 12 months after 12 months much less lady taking part in baseball and for ladies taking part in softball they should not have to decide on between baseball and softball,” he mentioned.
Walker additionally performs softball, however baseball is her ardour.
“I’ve been taking part in baseball for therefore lengthy. It’s sort of all I do know. There are individuals who inform me I ought to switch into softball fully, however I need to keep in baseball,” she mentioned.
Walker desires of taking part in baseball professionally. She is hoping to make an enormous impression at an upcoming MLB camp for ladies.
“Lots of people say women cannot be within the MLB, however I hope to alter that requirements,” she mentioned.
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