Girl, 7, gives boys run for their money on baseball diamond

HOUSTON

Emma Poirot loves sports. She's just as comfortable wearing a leotard for ballet or gymnastics as she is wearing a helmet on the diamond.

Emma's big brother played baseball, so she started playing, too. She quickly earned the respect of the boys on team.

"She plays great. She hits the ball good," said teammate Chad Russo.

"Her own teammate stole her hat one time. She chased him down and tackled him to get it back," said Emma's mother, Marla. "There haven't been any issues since then."

Emma also plays soccer and basketball. The only sport she doesn't have any interest in is football.

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