Some controversial baseball news from the high school ranks made the rounds of the sporting blogs last week. Our Lady of Sorrows (that’s not a made up, ironic name, but actually the name of the school) was slated to play Mesa Prep for a state high school championship, but chose to forfeit the game rather than play against a girl.
15 year old Paige Sultzbach, the female player in question, sat out 2 regular season games against Our Lady of Sorrows in deference to their beliefs. Her mother said, ‘”This is not a contact sport, it shouldn’t be an issue. It wasn’t that they were afraid they were going to hurt or injure her, it’s that (they believe) that a girl’s place is not on a field.”