Bristol girl to get her shot at the Major Leagues

Fifth-grader Quinn Faria to take part in Trailblazer tournament for girls

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A Bristol girl is on her way to Los Angeles to compete for baseball glory.

Quinn Faria, of Bristol, a fifth-grader at Moses Brown School, has been selected to participate in Major League Baseball’s Trailblazer Series baseball tournament in Los Angeles this spring. The inaugural baseball tournament for girls, launched in partnership with USA Baseball and Major League Baseball, will take place in April.

About 100 girls from around the country will have the opportunity to be coached by some of the nation’s top female baseball players, including Team USA Women’s National Team alumni. Activities for athletes include the chance to compete with some of the best female baseball players in the country on a national stage, professional instruction, and a visit with the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.

Quinn reportedly learned about this opportunity through Deb Bettencourt, the player agent for the Pawtucket Slaterettes, an all-girls baseball league in Pawtucket. It is one of the few girls leagues in the country. Quinn played four seasons with the Slaterettes and now plays for King Philip Little League and the Rhode Island Nationals AAU team. In addition to baseball, she plays co-ed soccer and ice hockey. She loves to read and takes piano lessons.

Major League Baseball will fly Faria to Los Angeles for the event, which is to be held at Major League Baseball’s Youth Academy in Compton. Faria will also have the chance to attend the Jackie Robinson Day festivities and a game at Dodger Stadium.

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