U23 Men and Women Nationals and International Friendship Series Wrap Up

U23 Men and Women Nationals and International Friendship Series Wrap Up

Queensland has continued a great 2018 representative season with both the 23 men and women playing in the respective national championship grand finals on Saturday 14th July at Redlands.

The QLD Under 23 Men were victorious in the grand final defeating ACT 12 v 6, claiming victory and retaining the Laing Harrow Shield for a second year.

The QLD under 23 Women had a close grand final against NSW narrowly going down 4-2. with NSW claiming the Joyce Lester Shield.  The women had a great tournament with only the one loss.

Congratulations to all of the players and officials on great tournament with fantastic results.  Congratulations to Redlands Softball Association on hosting the combined tournament.

 

Under 23 Men

Individual Awards

MVP and Best Batter – Brandon Goffer

Best Pitcher – Jarrod Russell

Player of the Grand Final – Jourdyn Hollands

All Tournament Team

Pitcher – Jarrod Russell

1st Base – Brandon Goffer

Outfield – Isaac Caliero-Smith

Designated Player – Brandon Goffer

Under 23 Women

Individual Awards

MVP – Moe Kurihara

All Tournament Team

Moe Kurihara

Outfield – Rhiannon Kemp

1st Base – Paige Delacour

 

International Friendship Series 2018

The International Friendship Series commenced on the 9th July for a week long tournament at Redlands Softball Association. Queensland had a boys and girls development team in the tournament. These teams had the opportunity to play against the Australian Squads,  International team from Port Moresby plus state and club teams from across the country.

The Queensland teams had a great tournament with the boys finishing 5th overall and the girls finishing 3rd. Congratulations to all of the players and officials.