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DCGB President on Why Girls Baseball Matters

The USA Women’s National Soccer Team’s fourth World Cup victory reflects both the dominance of these American athletes and the fruits of legal and social policy, rooted in Title IX, to get girls into soccer. When Title IX was passed in 1972, only 700 girls played high school soccer; today, there are over 400,000. Basketball shows a similar jump and the success of the USA Women’s Hockey team is creating more opportunities for girls in hockey.  

But what about America’s pastime? Girls’ baseball programs flourish abroad, but women’s baseball struggles in its American birthplace. Why is baseball the exception?

Congressional Baseball Game

DCGB is excited to be attending this year’s Congressional Baseball Game as a guest of Congresswoman Barragan.

Only two women are playing in the Congressional Baseball Game this year, but the dynamic duo of Linda T. Sánchez and Nanette Barragán see themselves as proof that it’s not a bad thing at all to play like a girl (sorry ‘Ham’ Porter).

More information here.

Congratulations to DCGB’s Breakthrough Players!

Four DCGB members - Paloma Benach, Tori Bravo, Lexi Pittelkau and Gabi Yulo - have been selected by Major League Baseball and USA Baseball to participate in the Second Breakthrough Series for Girls to be held in Vero Beach, Florida from June 14 to June 18. This competitive program selected 64 of the nation's top teenage female baseball players to participate in a camp run by former major leaguers, USA Women's National Team Members and acclaimed coaches.  

For Paloma, Tori and Lexi, this is their second MLB/USA Baseball event this year as they participated in the inaugural MLB Grit event in Dallas, Texas in March. All three also attended the Breakthrough Series last year. This is Gabi's first year of eligibility.

Free Clinic for Girls Ages 6-8

DC Girls Baseball and Capitol City Little League are once again teaming up to offer a FREE baseball clinic for girls AGES 6-8. Back by popular demand, the clinic will be led by Coach Bonnie Hoffman from the Eastern Women’s Baseball Conference and players from DC Girls Baseball’s rosters. We’re planning a fun, low-key morning of skills-based games and drills. All skill levels welcome. Hoping to see lots of current and future players on the field!

When:  Saturday, October 6

Time:  9-10 a.m.

Place:  Lafayette Elementary (5701 Broad Branch Rd NW, Washington, DC 20015)

Who:  Any girl who plays or is curious about baseball! All skill levels welcome. No prior experience required. The clinic is limited to girls ages 6-8.

What to bring:  Please bring a water bottle and a glove, if you have one.   

Sign Up:  Register your player here.

Questions? Please contact Jen Stillerman.

DCGB Teams Head to National Tournament

The game schedules for our 11U, 13U and 14U teams are below:


  • Thursday August 2, 4PM: Force v. Monarchs (SportsCore 2/ Diamond 232)
  • Friday: August 3, 1130 AM: Oaks v. Force (SportsCore 2/ Diamond 232)
  • Friday: August 3, 1:30PM: Force v. Blast (SportsCore 2/ Diamond 232)
  • Saturday August 4: Playoffs can be at 9, 11, 1, or 3. (SportsCore 2/ Diamond 231)
  • Sunday August 5; Championships 8 AM or 10 AM (SportsCore 2/ Diamond 231/232)


  • Thursday August 2, 1:30PM: Force v. Monarchs (SportsCore 2/ Diamond 234)
  • Friday August 3, 3:30 PM: Force v. Cardinals (SportCore 2/ Diamond 234)
  • Saturday August 4 3:00 PM: Wonders v. Force (SportsCore2/ Diamond 232)
  • Saturday August 4, 5:00 PM: Force v. Pioneers (Sports Core 2/ Diamond 232)
  • Sunday August 5, 745 AM OR 10 AM; Championship Rounds


  • Thursday August 2, 1:30 PM: Force v. Oaks (Beyer Stadium)
  • Friday August 3, 9 AM: Riveters v. Force (SportsCore 2 Diamond 235)
  • Saturday August 4, 1130 AM: Force v. Baysox (SportsCore 2 Diamond 235)
  • Saturday August 4, 2PM OR 430 PM: Playoffs (SportsCore2 Diamond 235)
  • Sunday August 5, 745 AM OR 10AM: Championship Rounds (SportsCore2 Diamond 235)