After becoming 1st girl to pitch in CIF-SS baseball title game, teen throws out 1st pitch at Big A

Jillian Albayati made history last week as the first girl to pitch in a CIF Southern Section title game.

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Sunday, May 29, 2022
OC high school student honored by The Angels to throw first pitch
The Angels invited a high school student who broke glass ceilings to throw out the first pitch before the game at Angel Stadium.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (KABC) -- The Angels on Thursday honored a local sports star who is breaking glass ceilings.

Last week, Anaheim High School's Jillian Albayati became the first girl to pitch in a California Interscholastic Federation -- Southern Section baseball title game.

On Thursday night, the Angels invited Albayati to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before their game against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Big A in Anaheim.

Predictably, Jillian threw a strike right down the middle.

With her 11-0 record and 1.68 era, she could match some of the Halos pitchers.