Crocker is in rare air

Sydnie Crocker stands in the batter’s box for the Daytona Dodgers during Thunder Bay senior baseball action on Tuesday against the Red Zone Lakers at Baseball Central. Crocker became just the second female player to take part in a game during the league’s long history. Kathy Story was the first women to break into the ranks, about 20 years ago, according to Ken Story, who was umpiring at first base. Crocker went 0-for-3 at the plate, but made two outs in right field as the Dodgers blanked the Lakers 8-0. Crocker’s father, Brad, picked up the win thanks to three innings of hitless work on the mound. Brad Crocker, Dave Maunula and Kyler Miron combined on a two-hitter for the Dodgers. Alex Gauthier took the loss for the Lakers. Chris Nicol was 3-for-3 for the Dodgers to go with teammate Adam Josefchak’s 2-for-4, three-run performance. Kody Anton and Taylor MacAskill added two RBIs each. The regular season is set to end next week.