"She hated it," her mother, Tammy Duley, said. "She said it was so slow. She didn't have any interest in it."
A few years after that softball season, a family friend caught Duley throwing the baseball with her father. His suggestion --sign her up for baseball.
The Duleys did just that, and their only daughter was a star in baseball leagues where she was the lone girl. She was an all-star her first three baseball seasons and played travel ball against boys from the start of fifth grade up until her ninth-grade year at Wesleyan.