United States starting pitcher Kelsie Whitmore delivers a pitch in the first inning against Cuba in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Jul 22, 2015
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By NBC News
July 4, 2016

Whatever the final score Friday night, it’ll be a win for women everywhere.

Minor league baseball’s independent Sonoma Stompers will make history when two women take the field against the San Rafael Pacifics.

The team’s starting line-up will include Kelsie Whitmore, a 17-year-old outfielder and pitcher, and 25-year-old pitcher and infielder Stacy Piagno. Both are set to play for Team USA in September’s Women’s Baseball World Cup.

That’ll make the Stompers the first co-ed professional baseball team since the 1950s to feature more than one female player at the same time…

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