It’s one thing to play with the boys… and another thing entirely to beat them.
A Kelowna teen has made BC midget baseball history, by becoming the first girl to record a win in under 18U AAA.
16-year-old pitcher Kensi Renneberg helped her Kelowna Sun Devils beat the South Fraser Giants on Saturday.
She says when she found out she’d made history, it took some time to sink in.
“At first I was surprised.”
“I had no idea how many girls had ever played AAA, if I was the first one to play or pitch or earn a wine, but when I found out it was amazing.”
Passion for pitching
Renneberg was 4 or 5 when she started playing softball with the girls…
“..and I instantly knew it wasn’t for me.”
She switched to baseball and hasn’t turned back.
Renneberg admits, it hasn’t always been easy – but baseball is her passion, especially helping women in the game.
She even started coaching a team of 5 to 7-year-olds when their coach quit because there were 3 girls on the 10-player team.
“I think it’s 2016, it’s not 1976 and people need to give girls the opportunity to do what they want to.”
And what does Renneberg want to do?
She hopes to play college baseball, and one day play professionally in Australia.