Young Athlete Banned from Running Bases

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PAMONA, Kan. — A 7-year-old girl was banned from running the bases in her softball tournament after some say she was breaking the rules.

Gracie Ferguson has Spina Bifida and uses a wheelchair.  Once she hits the ball, she relies on a coach to push her.

According to WDAF, the system worked until the last game of the season, when a member of the league said Ferguson needed a pinch runner.

Her mother calls it discrimination.  The league said this is the first time it has had to accommodate a child with special needs and will need to reexamine its policies.

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