In what tournament organizers said was most likely a LLWS first, Katie Reyes hit a game-winning two-RBI single in Canada's 14-13 win over Germany on Tuesday afternoon in Williamsport, Pa.[H/T to Shaker Shauna.]
Fifteen girls have played in the LLWS since 1984, but apparently none had logged the game's top highlight until Reyes had three hits and three RBIs on Tuesday. She also caught the game's final out at first base.
...Reyes began playing baseball about six years ago after watching her brother and she's never played softball. She hit a game-winning home run in the British Columbia provincial championships earlier this summer.
...Reyes wasn't the only girl to make the trip to this year's LLWS. Bryn Stonehouse of Saudi Arabia also participated in the games and the two girls teamed up as roommates.
Posted by Melissa McEwan at Thursday, August 27, 2009
Katie Reyes, 13, has become the first female baseballer to hit a gamewinning RBI at the Little League World Series. (Warning re: that link: Parts of the story itself are patronizing as hell, and the comments are abysmal.)