Softball’s most improved
BIGGENDEN’S Aaron Kelly was a member of the Maryborough Club team to be awarded the most improved team of the tournament award at the State Under-15 Boys’ Representative Softball Championships in Ipswich.
Games were played in a round robin competition and from these results, the playoff was worked out.
There were 10 teams from all over Queensland – Bundaberg, Caboolture/Logan, Gladstone, Ipswich, Maryborough, Mount Isa, Noosa, Redcliffe, Redlands and Toowoomba.
Over the three days, Maryborough played nine games for five wins and four loses.
Maryborough finished fifth after a 19-0 win over Mt Isa, but were one point off knocking Bundaberg out of fourth and a place in the President's Cup Final.
Kelly said there was a great team of players and officials, coached by Wendy Mathieson, managed by Fiona James and scorer Barbara Morris.
Maryborough had the fourth best runs for and against behind Toowoomba, Redlands and Gladstone – the three top teams.
Gladstone beat Bundaberg 11-1 in the President’s Cup and Redlands beat Toowoomba in the grand final 7-5.
Kelly’s mum, Andrea, said there was “a great bunch of pa- rents out there to support the boys and we were very impressed with their coming together as a team over the three days of competition”.
MOST IMPROVED TEAM: Aaron Kelly of Biggenden was part of Maryborough club team to play in the State U15 Boys’ Representative Softball Championships in Ipswich.