Kirsty Lester, 12, trying out for the 13-19 years Port Curtis School Softball trials yesterday.
Kirsty Lester, 12, trying out for the 13-19 years Port Curtis School Softball trials yesterday. Mike Richards GLA130217SOFTBALL

Softballers put to the test in trial games

SOFTBALL: Players from four regions played several games in sultry conditions yesterday in an attempt to make the 13-19 years boys and girls Capricornia teams.

One of those was Kirsty Lester who was impressive as pitcher for the Port Curtis girl's team. The 12-year-old showed maturity as regular pitcher Chyanne Downing took a break.

"I think I just needed to warm up and then I started to pitch well," Kirsty said.

 

 

She believes her experience with the undefeated under-12 state team last year will stand her in good stead for a spot in the Capricornia girl's team at the 13-19 state titles in Cairns next month.

Kirsty said she will add more strings to her bow once she gets stronger including a curve ball.

Lachlan Martin, 15, has two reasons to aim high as he is a level two umpire who hopes to officiate for the girls in Cairns. He has also successfully trialled for the Capricornia boys team that will play in the 13-19 Boy's State Titles from April 27-30 in Brisbane.

"I have made the team before and think that I went alright," Lachlan said.

That's not bad from someone who has played the sport for just three years. Lachlan said decision making was a crucial part of being an umpire and player.

"You need to be performing at your best and there are eight levelsto get to level four which will take a while," Lachlan said.



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