Mundubbera man pitches to victory
ADRIAN Taylor returned home this week after playing in the winning Queensland under-19 softball team.
The Mundubbera man went with the team as defending champions, and emerged once again as champions of the Nox Bailey Shield inWestern Australia.
Queensland and New South Wales established themselves as the top two teams throughout the week and they faced each other in the final at the weekend.
While mention must be made of the strong performances of the Australian Capital Terrirtory, who finished third, it was Queensland and NSW who set the standard.
In their progress to the final, Queensland only lost one game and in the final defeated NSW2–0.
Taylor, 17, pitched in four of the games this year.
Next year he will take the place of number one pitcher in the team as Marshall Kronk moves up a division.
Taylor will continue to train while starting his first year at Griffith University where he will study physiotherapy.
“I don’t really get a break from training,” he said.
“The first half of the year we train for the Aussie squad and in the second half training is for the nationals.
“I’ve checked my timetable and I have free time after 6pm every day so I’m hoping to get some part-time work as well as training.”
Taylor said he was looking forward to the next phase of his life, which would be a healthy mix of study, sport, work and fun.
VICTORY TO QUEENSLAND: Mundubbera’s Adrian Taylor (left) and his Queensland U19 men’s softball team are national champions for the second year in a row. Taylor is pictured with Bundaberg’s Colton Wayne Brockhurst, Tyrell Priestly and Sam Field.