Every time Kelsie Whitmore takes the next step toward a career in baseball — feeling uncomfortable, nervous or scared — she asks herself, “Do I really want this?”
The 18-year-old outfielder/pitcher was always the only girl on her Little League, all-star and high school teams — often discouraged from playing and invariably the odd-one-out. But the answer to her question is always a confident yes.
“There’s never no,” said Whitmore, who’s been playing since she was 6. “Baseball chose me.”