Phoenix school refuses to play baseball against a girlPosted: Updated:
MESA, Ariz. -- The state championship baseball game between Mesa Preparatory Academy and Our Lady of Sorrows Academy was over before it even began.
The reason the teams did not play on Thursday night is because the second baseman for Mesa Prep is a girl.
The team's coach said that girl helped the team go undefeated so they weren’t about to play in a championship game without her.
“I just joined baseball because the school does not offer high school softball so I decided why not,” said Paige Sultzbach. “The boys have always been supportive, like my big brothers.”
Sultzbach said she’s every bit as competitive as those boys and has never been treated differently, working hard to become the team’s starting second base-woman, helping them win its first-ever state championship. Unfortunately, their win came by forfeit.