Can freshman girls tryout for the 2017 freshman boys baseball team?

Written by on March 8, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  The answer would be no based on the fact that under the Commissioner of Education regulations for Mixed Competition, softball and baseball are considered a singular sport.  See NYSPHSAA language below:  http://www.p12.nysed.gov/ciai/pe/documents/mixed_competition.pdf

(1) Equal opportunity to participate in interschool competition, either on separate teams or in mixed competition on the same team, shall be provided to male and female students, except as hereinafter provided. In schools that do not provide separate competition for male and female students in a specific sport, no student shall be excluded from such competition solely by reason of sex except in accordance with the provisions of subclauses (2) and (4) of this clause. For the purpose of this clause, baseball and softball shall be considered to constitute a single sport.

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