Softballers Pitch for the Top
Written on the 3 June 2019 by SWSASSouth West Sydney Academy of Sport girls softball team has triumphed in the grand final of the 2019 Your Local Club Academy Games in the Hunter Valley.
But while the girls team were crowned champions, the boys softball team from South West Sydney Academy of Sport also went close but not close enough.
Playing a standard 7 innings game, the teams could not be split, and it wasn't until the tie-breaking 9th inning that Hunter got one extra player home to take out the title.
"But our boys took it to them and were fiercely competitive until the very end.''
The girls had won the knock-out final against Northern Metropolitan for the right to play Western Sydney for the title.
Coaches Peter Doherty, Fiona Ioannou, Brayden Schouten and Dale Smith said they were proud of every South West Sydney softballer taking part in the 2019 games.
They said the games was a wonderful learning experience for both teams as well as perfect preparation for the Australian Invitational Youth Games in July.
"Being a part of a highly regarded sports academy is great and being able to play in the Academy Games is something that will always be treasured,'' Ms Scholte said.
"It is an experience that will live with our athletes forever and the friends and memories made on weekends away such as this are very special indeed.''