Sport Stacy Piagno, Sonoma Stompers pitcher, makes history

08:20  17 july  2017
08:20  17 july  2017 Source:   Larry Brown Sports

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(1 of ) Sonoma Stompers pitcher Stacy Piagno waits for the start of Friday night's game where she and Kelsie Whitmore made history as the first women to play for a minor league team.

The Sonoma Stompers , a team in the independent Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs, are making history this week. Kelsie Whitmore, 17, and Stacy Piagno , 25, are the two that the Stompers scouted.

Stacy Piagno (12) won a gold medal at the 2015 Pan American Games. She continues to make an impact on the diamond. © Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports Stacy Piagno (12) won a gold medal at the 2015 Pan American Games. She continues to make an impact on the diamond.

Twenty years ago, Ila Borders made history when she became the first woman to win a men’s professional baseball game.

Saturday night in Sonoma, California…history was made again.

With seven innings of one-run ball, Stacy Piagno led her Stompers to a 16-1 victory over the Pittsburg Diamonds and, in the process, joined Borders as one of only three women to get a “W” against men.

“It’s always a thought in your mind, especially in our situation coming in here as a female, can I really be successful? Can I go deep in the game?” Piagno said after the game. “I’m not just out here for a hoax. It proves to myself that yes, all the hard work can pay off and yes, I can be successful out here.”

Piagno and outfielder Kelsie Whitmore became the first female teammates to play on a co-ed men’s professional baseball team since the Eisenhower administration when they suited up for the Pacific Association team last July.

Oh, and “girl pitcher”? Step out of the 50s, Argus Courier.

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