On a day when baseball diamonds are soaked with rain, little leaguers tend to sulk. But rain or shine, Peyton Schuldt will usually find a way to practice her pitching.
Schuldt said, "I just feel the most powerful when I'm pitching."
When life threw Schuldt the biggest curveball of all, she still kept playing. Even cancer couldn't stop her. Schuldt found the strength to pitch during her chemotherapy treatments.
"That was her goal and her focus. As she was going through all of her treatments, she wanted to be better so she could play ball the next year," said Peyton's mom, Kimberley Young.
Schuldt's perseverance is paying off. A national pitching coach selected her to play for an elite, all-girls baseball team bound for Cooperstown, NY—the site of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
Schuldt told Fox 9, "I was really excited. I was hand selected to do this. Not just like a pity thing, because I hate it when people take pity on me."
Schuldt said she's not looking for any hand-outs. Her cancer is now in remission and she's playing harder than ever.
Coach Ryan Fixell said, "It's heart -- she doesn't give up no matter what."
Schuldt has already gone to bat and beaten the odds. Hitting it out of the park at Cooperstown would be another dream come true.
"Inside I'm just really excited to get out there and play," said Schuldt.
Schuldt will join the team, called the Sparks, and play during a tournament at Dreams Park from July 20- 27.