Pawtucket Slaterettes’ U10, U12 teams head to Baseball for All Nationals next week

Pawtucket Slaterettes’ U10, U12 teams head to Baseball for All Nationals next week

PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Slaterettes Girls’ & Women’s Baseball League, the longest-running girls’ baseball league in the country with an almost 50-year history, will send two teams to the Baseball for All Nationals for the first time in the league’s history next Sunday through Thursday at the Ripken Experience in Aberdeen, Md.

Baseball for All is a nonprofit organization that was founded by female baseball pioneer Justine Siegel to provide opportunities to play, coach, and lead in baseball. The organization started with one all-girls team playing against boys in Cooperstown, but now it has players in over 40 states and five countries competing on teams in BFA tournaments across the country.

In 2018, the Pawtucket Slaterettes sent teams in the U8, U12, and U16 divisions to New Jersey to compete in the Baseball for All Maria Pepe Series, and next week, they will bring teams in the U10 and U12 divisions to participate in the BFA Nationals.

“Many of the girls traveling (to the BFA Nationals) have not been a part of our previous tournaments, and this opportunity will truly be a life-changer for them,” Slaterettes president Bethanie Rado said in a press release. “They can’t wait to meet other girls from around the country that share their love for the game.”