Douglass baseball coach Peter Slaughter thinks more girls will continue to play sports such as baseball and football.
The Trojans coach has four girls — Jasmine Searcy, Brittani Hughes, Asia Hampton and Krishna Moon — on his team this season, mostly because the school did not have a softball team this season.
With those four joining U.S. Grant's Judith Alvarado as female high school baseball players in the Oklahoma City metro, Slaughter believes there is a movement starting.
“I think it's just the attitude of the girls,” he said. “They want to be a part of a team and they want to prove themselves.
“I think Oklahoma City is moving to be more empowering of women themselves, and I see it happening more and more because girls want to prove that they can be just as good as guys on the field.”
Douglass also had two girls on the football team last season — Talitha Byrd and Dominique Adams. They even had a minor impact with Adams catching a pass in a game.
The girls on the baseball team have played sparingly, Slaughter said, with Moon providing a nice highlight with a double.