Plant City’s Chelsea Baker Continues To Shine


Chelsea Baker keeps proving that gender is no barrier on the baseball diamond.

This season, the 17-year-old became the first female in Hillsborough County history to pitch for a high school varsity team. Her coach at Durant High School loved her play so much that he wants her back on the mound for her senior year.

She first attracted the national spotlight for pitching two perfect games in less than a year as a 12-year-old Little Leaguer, and has also had her Brandon Farms’ jersey displayed in the Diamond Dreams: Women in Baseball exhibit in The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York.

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