Laura Malesh

Laura started her catching career with the Assiniboia Belles and the Regina Govins. In 1954, she played with the Regina Legion at the nationals and won All-American honours with a batting average of .368.

Laura played in Vancouver (1956 through 1961), before being recruited in 1962 by the Orange Lionettes of Southern California, which won the national championship. She moved to the Raybertos Breakettes team in Connecticut from 1963 to 1965, again winning the national championship.

Back in California in 1966, Laura managed, coached and played for the Hayward Laurels in Santa Clara. Ten years later, she turned pro with the San Jose Sunbirds.