Paloma Benach, 12, pitching for DC Force, an all-girls baseball team.

Paloma Benach, 12, pitching for DC Force, an all-girls baseball team.

Local girls who want to play baseball have long been able to participate in D.C.’s little league teams. But while many young girls have signed up to play on co-ed teams, many of them don’t stick with the sport the way boys do in puberty and through high school. A new team just for girls provides a safe space for them to work on their skills, beat the boys and envision a future as players. Kojo sits down with the coach of DC Force and two players from the team.


  • Ava Benach Coach, DC Force
  • Paloma Benach Team member, DC Force
  • Alice Stillerman Team member, DC Force

Photos: DC Force

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