National Girls & Women in Sports Day feted

February 3rd, 2021

It's National Girls and Women in Sports Day, and MLB has a star-studded group of Instagram Live interviews lined up on @MLB and @MLBCut4.

Yankees Minor League hitting coach Rachel Balkovec -- one of the first women to be a full-time hitting coach for a big league organization -- will join MLB's Instagram live at 6:30 p.m. ET.

MLB's Instagram will also feature National Women's Soccer League star Mallory Pugh (with boyfriend Dansby Swanson), Red Sox Minor League coach Bianca Smith and Giants assistant coach Alyssa Nakken on Wednesday.

Cut4 will also host a series of Instagram Live interviews starting at 2 p.m.

Diamond DeShields, an All-Star guard for the Chicago Sky of the WNBA and sister of Rangers center fielder Delino DeShields, went live on Cut4's Instagram at 2 p.m.

Lauren Chamberlain, college softball's all-time home run leader, went live at 4 p.m. And Jessica Adell, All-American multi-sport athlete and sister of Angels outfielder Jo Adell, will go live at 5:15 p.m.

Chamberlain will actually be the one doing the interviewing for the other three IG Live segments. For her own portion, she'll be doing an audience Q&A.