BIG HITTER: Joshua Wilson has recently returned from under-12 Softball Nationals in Canberra winning silver.
BIG HITTER: Joshua Wilson has recently returned from under-12 Softball Nationals in Canberra winning silver. Glen Porteous

Gladstone junior a big hit for softball

SOFTBALL: Joshua Wilson has proven to be a big hit in softball, earning state selection in only his second year of playing.

Recently Wilson went down to Canberra to play in the under-12 Nationals up against the best in the country for his age group.

Playing in a round robin format, Queensland came second to rivals New South Wales, who won the competition.

Despite being disappointed about losing to the Blues, Wilson was happy with how he played during the tournament.

"They (NSW) were a good side with some really good players," Wilson said.

Wilson played in several positions, with outfield being his favourite.

Being quick on his feet and good at catching, Wilson covered the ground well and caught several batsmen out.

Coming up to bat went well for the budding player who was able to get more safe hits than he did getting out.

"I batted pretty well during the tournament and led it for Queensland," Wilson said.

Being humble about his selection success, Wilson said it didn't hit home he was playing for Queensland until he had left for Canberra.

"We were boarding the plane and getting ready to leave the airport at Brisbane and I got a bit nervous because I going to play for Queensland," Wilson said.

Wilson will be lining up for Indians in the local competition and wants to build on his Nationals success.

"I got selected for Capricornia softball in my first season and now Queensland in my second," Wilson said.

"I just want to keep playing and having fun with my game."



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