GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — Kelsie Whitmore played left field and batted ninth for the Staten Island FerryHawks on Sunday, becoming the first woman to start a game in the Atlantic League and one of the first to do so in a league connected to Major League Baseball. The 23-year-old Whitmore cracked manager Edgardo Alfonzo’s lineup for the FerryHawks’ game at the Gastonia Honey Hunters in North Carolina. Whitmore, a right-handed hitter, went 0 for 2 and was hit by a pitch. She was flawless in the field, catching a couple of flyballs hit her way.
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