Wow, what a great game softball is! Our Year 6 and 7 girls and boys have been competing on Friday afternoons against all the other Glasshouse District schools over the past four weeks. They have had a great time but it sure has been hot!
To begin with, our teams were quite new to softball but now we all love the game and are quite good at it.
The Year 6 boys were sensational and won their B competition winning every game they played. Noah Woolston pitched fantastically to Rowan Gough as Catcher who was very brave at all times. On many occasions the boys fielded the batted ball and it was thrown directly to Damian on first base and the batter was out! When batting the boys hit some huge balls way out the back and scored spectacular home runs. This was a very talented team who played together well, encouraging each other and showing great sportsmanship.
The Year 6 girls’ team played six one hour games winning four games and losing only two. They finished the competition in 3rd place overall. The girls played so well and learned lots about softball. They learned that the pitcher is such an important position and Sophie and Laura did a great job in this position. The girls batted and ran between bases really well and also did some great fielding.
The Year 7 boys’ teams had some close fought matches but improved with every game. They had three wins and three losses over the three weeks. They played off for 3rd and 4th and placed 4th overall after being beaten by Glasshouse Mountains State School.
The Year 7 girls gained much experience from this competition and started winning games after a tough start in week 1. The girls won four consecutive games and finished with a win in against Glasshouse Mountains State School in the finals to finish well in 3rd place.
Our teams really displayed the GREAT values at this competition and we are very proud of them. Next term we will play Soccer and Netball.