High school baseball: With no softball team this season, Douglass has four girls on baseball team

Douglass baseball coach Peter Slaughter said he believes there is a movement starting. “I see it happening more and more because girls want to prove that they can be just as good as guys on the field,” Slaughter said.
by Jacob Unruh Published: April 25, 2013
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But there has been some resistance from some of the male athletes, Slaughter said.

When some of the baseball players found out there would be girls on the team, they refused to play. The Trojans, in turn, moved on with the girls.

“It took me a little bit to get them on the side of, ‘Hey, these girls are out here and they're working hard,'” Slaughter said. “After awhile the guys started realizing there's no reason we shouldn't have these girls on our team because they work hard.

“They realize in the end that was those guys' choices not to be on the team. They lost no respect for the girls whatsoever because there were guys that were great athletes refusing to play because they were on the team.”

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by Jacob Unruh
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Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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