Girls’ baseball is simply baseball


can,” saidMatchett. “I want to continue it as much as I can, after high school and with the Ontario team.” Her devotion to the sport is undeniable – she makes the trip to Toronto every weekend to practice, sometimes for over five hours a day, with the provincial team. In a short amount of time playing the sport, Matchett has been evolving into quite the accomplished young player and proves that sports do not need to be divided by gender. Her mother, and big supporter of hers, sums it up to the tee. “Girls need to know that they can conti- nue, they don’t need to switch over to other sports like softball,” she added. “She’s not on the team because she is a girl that plays baseball, she’s on the team because she is a baseball player.”

Maylee Matchett, a 15-year-old girl from Rockland, hasmade the Ontario Provincial baseball teamandwill be competing in the 16UGirls National Baseball Championship in Vaughan, Ontario fromAugust 16 to 21. Although the provincial teams are separa- ted into all-girls and all-boys teams, she is accustomed to not paying any attention to gender – Matchett is the only girl on the Ottawa Chiefs AA Bantam team. “The hardest part was the bonding part of it, we didn’t really bond together until about three-quarters into our season,” said Matchett, on the challenges of being the one girl on an all-boys team in a very male dominated sport to begin with. “But it’s going well now, we are a team.”This is Mat- chett’s first season playing with the Ottawa Chiefs – before this, she fooled around for a couple years in Little League after realizing she loved the sport while playing with her little brother. About a year before joining the Ottawa Chiefs, Matchett began training approxi- mately four times a week at the Ruthian’s Baseball Academy, a year-round batting and pitching facility in Ottawa, with elite-level coaches and trainers. “She loved baseball but was so new to the sport that she nee- ded someone to teach her,” said Stephanie Schoots, Matchett’s mother. “She did some of their training courses, then started private


Maylee Matchett, une jeune fille de 15 ans de Rockland participera au tournoi national ll à Vaughan, Ontario. — photo fournie lessons and now she has a dedicated coach.” Matchett’s head coach of the Ottawa Chiefs is Jason Coker, who is also the programdirector at the Ruthian’s Academy. She also practices her pitching with Ruthian’s Pitching Instruc- tor and Velocity Trainer, Alex Gagne. Seeing that Matchett plays first base, she has been working on her pitching skills with Gagne so that she can be ready to pitch ahead of the National Championship. “I want to take baseball as far as I possibly


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