The boys have nothing on this girl

By Adam Donnelly
August 18, 2017 - 2:22pm Updated: August 19, 2017 - 8:14am

KAMLOOPS — Day two saw the Western Canada Baseball Championships at McArthur Island shift into high gear --- with games in all five age divisions.

Kamloops Minor Baseball's Under-13 pee wee boys Riverdogs played their first game of the championships this morning.

There's one player in particular on the Riverdogs who's getting noticed --- for a couple of reasons.

With a shock of pink hair sticking out of the back of the baseball helmut --- and this player is a girl playing on a boys team.

And believe it, Raine Padgham can hold her own with the boys.

She's out there because she can play, and isn't intimidated when she takes to the field against male players.

As a matter of fact just the opposite may be true.

Raine is a pitcher and says "when I strike out the boys, sometimes they kind of cry a bit."

This young lady from Aldergrove is reaching for goals and says in the future she would like to play on both the girls national team and the boys national team at the same time.


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