Aussie teenage girl makes baseball history

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Australian teen Genevieve Beacom has made headlines astir the satellite aft becoming the archetypal pistillate to transportation and play successful the Australian Baseball League.

The 17-year-old impressed arsenic she threw a scoreless sixth inning for the Melbourne Aces successful their Melbourne Challenge Series against the Adelaide Giants.

During her inning, the leadoff hitter reached basal earlier the teen notched 2 groundouts. The scoreless inning aboriginal ended with a flyout.

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Beacom's inning was the item of the evening contempt the Aces losing 7-1 to the Giants past night.

17-year-old Genevieve Beacom successful enactment (Getty)

"When I got retired there, I conscionable wanted to unopen down [and stop] the runs," Beacom said aft the match.

"They had immoderate momentum and my extremity was to conscionable halt the runs from scoring."

The left-hander's debut occurred aft precocious putting pen to insubstantial connected a improvement declaration astatine the commencement of this month.

Beacom's debut has been well-documented, with large US media outlets including, The Washington Post and Sports Illustrated each covering the teenager's performance.

Former Australian MLB pitcher Peter Moylan, who present manages The Aces, lauded Beacom's moment.

"I've been fortunate capable to witnesser truthful galore chill things successful baseball, this was 1 of my favourites," Moylan tweeted.

Australia's nonrecreational shot league is good respected by pundits crossed the globe.

The ABL has seen the likes of Ronald Acuna Jr., Liam Hendriks, Didi Gregorius, Kevin Kiermaier, Ji-Man Choi, Rhys Hoskins, Adam Engel each diagnostic successful the competition, each of which person featured successful the MLB.

"If anyone tries to propulsion you to bash thing you don't privation to do, propulsion you to softball, oregon to play a athletics that you 'should' beryllium playing, don't listen," Beacom added.

"Do what you privation to bash and conscionable cognize that if you enactment hard capable you tin decidedly marque it somewhere. It's not impossible. You tin see, it tin beryllium done."

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