Gir's Baseball Team Is In (Little) League Of Their Own

An all-girl?s baseball team in the east Valley sets their sights on winning the semi-championship game.

CHANDLER, Ariz. - The Rockford Peaches, an all-girls baseball team, will be suiting up and playing a team of boys for the semifinals of the East Valley Baseball league.

The team is not only winning, but proving baseball is not just a sport for boys.

"It really helps with their confidence," said Carly Accardo, the founder and coach of the baseball team, "and it gives these boys a good, competitive baseball game."

The team has been around for four seasons, but this year they have been impressive and made it to the semifinals.

"It's an incredible thing," said coach Burke Matlin, "because it shouldn't matter whether you're a boy or a girl. I think it's a spectacular opportunity."

For every naysayer of boys and girls playing in the same league, there are more supporters, and the East Valley Baseball league couldn't be prouder.

As for the players, these girls may look sweet but they pack a punch.

"We're going to win, because we're strong girls," said Lauren Camp, one of the players.

The team is also honoring Jenna Taylor, the 33-year-old mom of four killed last week after being hit by a tanker truck while cycling. They will wear black patches bearing the initials "JT" on their uniforms for Friday night's game at Espee Park.

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