U17 Softball Championships
5th – 11th January 2019
The boys team won the National Softball Championship in a thrilling encounter over NSW, after losing all 4 previous round games against NSW. The Queenslanders pulled out an epic play in the bottom of the 6th inning, Byron Humble scored on a wild pitch to even up the score, and as the New South Wales boys scrambled to recover, Josh Routledge ran to third and then home giving the Maroon boys a 6-5 lead. Caleb Vandegriendt’s pitching was strong enough to close out the top of the 7th inning with no runs from NSW, giving Queensland the championship.
Individual Award Winners
Player of the Grand Final – Riley James
To watch the U17 Boys’ National Softball Championship Final, visit Softball SA’s YouTube channel.