While we might be in the middle of the MLB offseason in the United States and Canada, that’s not the case in Australia. Given it’s summer in the Southern Hemisphere, there is baseball going on and there is some historic baseball taking place.

Genevieve Beacom is a 17-year-old left handed pitcher for the Melbourne Aces. Showing off a fastball and a curve ball against the Adelaide Giants, Beacom made history by becoming the first woman to pitch in the Australian Baseball League.

Beacom signed with the team on New Year’s Day as a development player and stepped in as Melbourne was losing 4-0. Beacom allowed a hit and a walk but had a strikeout and pitched a scoreless inning in the 7-1 Aces loss.

Beacom’s future goal is to go to college in the United States and play on the baseball team starting in 2023. She’s already got a great start so she may very well be pitching in the States before we know it.

[MLB/Photo: @MelbourneAces]

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