Success comes as Bailey loves his summer softball
BAILEY Stone began his softball career at school and before he knew it he was in the Queensland Schoolboys team.
Making the journey through Port Curtis and then Capricornia, it was an early move into a top side for Bailey, who said he loved his first couple of years in the sport.
Now into his third year, Bailey plays for the Crocs in the local competition but his biggest success was being in a team which tied with New South Wales last year.
Travelling down to Canberra for the national tournament in the middle of winter would be a negative for most, not for Bailey.
"I like the cold," he said with a smile.
"We tied with New South Wales, even though we beat them once and drew once."
Since then Bailey has improved his game and taken a leadership role in his home-ground matches, playing as pitcher or shortstop for the Crocs rather than in the outfield when he played in maroon.
The 13-year-old fancies himself more as a batter though.
"Some people say I am good. I just like doing it," he said.
While softball takes up most of his summer time, the Trinity College student switches codes during the winter to his favourite sport, rugby league.