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A team of their own: Only all-girls baseball team in Little League makes championship game

A team of their own: Only all-girls baseball team in Little League makes championship game


REPORTER: YOU DON’T WANT TO MESS WITH THESE GIRLS. A DOZEN SEVEN- AND EIGHT-YEAR-OLDS ARE TAKING THE COMPETITION BY STORM. COLCHESTER THUNDER IS AN ALL-GIRLS LITTLE LEAGUE TEAM, AND A FIRST.>>ICY LIKE IT IS THE MOST EXCITING THING FOR ME.>>THE COACHES AND PARENTS HAVE BEEN SUPER SUPPORTIVE, BECAUSE WE DIDN’T KNOW HOW IT WAS GOING TO GO. REPORTER: COACH PAT MCBRIBE HELPED START THE TEAM AFTER SEEING HIS DAUGHTER PLAY WITH MOSTLY BOYS.>>THE EXPERIENCE WASN’T GREAT FOR THE GIRLS, ESPECIALLY FOR ONE OR TWO ON EACH TEAM.>>I REALLY LIKE IT BECAUSE OF HOW WE HAVE BEEN PLAYING, AND HOW MY TEAMMATES ARE SUPPORTIVE WITH ME. REPORTER: THEY FOCUS A LOT ON DEVELOPMENT.>>I HAVE BEEN GETTING BETTER AT HITTING AND TIMING STYLE REPORTER: BUT THEY’RE ALSO PRETTY GOOD AT WINNING.>>I’M HAPPY BECAUSE WE MADE IT THIS FAR. REPORTER: THEY FINISHD FIRST IN THEIR LEAGUE, AND ARE HEADED TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP IN COLCHESTER THIS WEEKEND, TAKING AN ALL BOYS TEAM, THE STORM.>>THE GIRLS ARE REALLY HARD-WORKING SO WE WANT TO HAVE A GOOD GAME.>>WE MIGHT WIN OR WE MIGHT LOSE BUT IT’S JUST A GAME. REPORTER: JUST A GAME, BUT COACH MCBRIDE HOPES IT GIVES THE GIRLS CONFIDENCE ON AND OFF THE FIELD>>AS A FATHER OF A DAUGHTER, IT’S REALLY SPECIAL TO SEE HER BE A PART OF SOMETHING AND HAVE THAT SENSE OF CONFIDENCE AND SELF ESTEEM THAT COMES FROM PLAYING BASEBALL. REPORTER: COACH SAYS IT’S SOMETHING THEY WILL NEVER FORGET CREATING A TEAM OF THEIR OWN. IN COLCHESTER, ABBY ISAACS, NBC

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