Female pitchers make it a special day

High school baseball matchup between Sementelli and Sailors shows what's possible

Updated: March 6, 2011, 1:31 AM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

VAN NUYS, Calif. -- The moment wasn't bigger than Marti Sementelli, but the catcher certainly was.

The two of them stood on the pale dirt of the Birmingham High pitching mound Saturday morning in crisp home white uniforms. Their team was about to face San Marcos of Santa Barbara in what was believed to be the first U.S. high school baseball game in which two girl pitchers started.

The catcher, Luke Jupp, was a head and a neck taller than the 5-foot-2 right-hander, whose black ponytail ...

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