Pitch for World Cup
Fast-ball queen in line for Oz honour
MOSSMAN’S Jacinda Barclay is fast-balling her way to Australia baseball championships with another selection for the national team in her sights.
As with all good pitchers, Jacinda has her eyes locked into the target and is gearing towards the nationals to be held in April.
“If I am selected I will travel to Edmonton, Canada to represent Australia in the 2012 World Cup,” Jacinda said.
This will follow her success in the 2010 women’s baseball World Cup held in Venezuela, where the Australian team won a silver medal.
Earning selection for the Australian squad at 15, Jacinda subsequently made her World Cup debut in 2008 at the tender age of 16.
“I play for the love of the game, the many adventures that it brings and the friend- ships I make along the way,” she said.
After throwing a blinder at the 2010 national championships held on the Gold Coast, Jacinda also took home the coveted trophy for best pitcher.
Originally from Western Australia, Jacinda is currently living in the Mossman region on a six-month placement, and has been playing and training with local Cairns team the Cairns Heat while working as a nanny for a local family as well as at the Daintree Eco Lodge.
Jacinda has enjoyed her time in Mossman and is excited to return to the area after she had competed in the nationals.
“I love the tropical feel of the area and the lovely, friendly people,” she said.
“I also look forward to coming back to the Daintree Eco Lodge - it’s been a fabulous experience and a lovely environment to work in.”
Curve ball: Jacinda Barclay is chasing another
World Cup berth