Another school in the Arizona Charter Athletic Association baseball league, catholic school Our Lady of Sorrows, decided to forfeit the game between their respective teams rather than play a team with a female player on it. Their reasoning was that they try to teach their male students to respect women and that it would be harmful to this effort to place boys in athletic competition against their female classmates. It is following this rationale that Our Lady of Sorrows has banned all co-ed sports. In previous games between the two schools, Paige's coach had decided to bench her for the game, but finally stood his ground, stating that disbarring her from playing second base at the championship game would be unfair. In response, Our Lady of Sorrows forfeited the game to Mesa, which left the team severely disappointed that they didn't get to earn the win fair and square.
In many sports, such as Ultimate, there are are Women's teams, Mixed teams and Open teams, the latter of which is a traditionally Men's, but women can play. The general rationale of separating men's and women's teams is that men compete at a higher athletic level than women, so it would unfair to force them to compete against each other. Following that logic, it would be fair to let any woman that feels she can compete at the level of physicality of the men's team to participate.