The baseball career of an eight-year-old girl is going viral, demonstrating that girls can play ball as well as boys.
Ashlynn Therien, a Toronto native, loves baseball, but when she was told that "girls shouldn't be playing baseball," she decided to introduce her critics.
Therien was only seven years old when he won the most valuable player award in a regional finals game. Despite that award, a father of a player on his own team told him that he should simply "stick to softball."
To add insult to the injury, Ashlynn was cut by her coach during the tests next season. It was then that he decided to publish the video that shows his incredible field skills.
An organization known as "Baseball for all" took note and even invited Ashlynn to its annual tournament in Rockford, IL, later this month.
He will join 350 other girls from around the world to play in the largest women's baseball tournament in the county later this month.