Interschool softball kicks off

The Year 5 and 6 students have been learning and practising softball during PE lessons and at break time and our GCC teams tested out their ability against other Glasshouse District Schools on Friday. Seven schools met at Beegees Sports Grounds to compete against each other in A and B divisions.

 There are quite a few experienced players in our boys teams but most of the girls are new to softball this year.

The A boys played at a fast pace with clever moves often getting two players out at once. Eli Hardy-Abdy and Carl Besalo combined very well as the pitching/catching duo and the fielders kept the opposition’s runs to a minimum. The boys beat Maleny and Glasshouse very comfortably but blew a 4 all draw with Elimbah in the last few plays of the game to lose the game 8 – 4 when one batter brought 4 runners home with his enormous home run.

The A Girls improved with every game and worked well together as a team. They experienced many different positions as they found the positions they preferred and were best at. The girls won their first game against Maleny and lost their second two games.

The B Boys had some very close games and played some great softball. They were unlucky not to get the win over St Michaels after playing a superb game finishing up with a 9 – 10 run loss. They then went on to draw with Beerwah 3 – 3 in a game that both teams struggle to get runners home in. They finished the day with a very convincing 20 – 3 thumping off Maleny to end the day on a high.

The B Girls team were all very new to softball and all learned much from watching the teams they were playing against. Jorja Palmer and Saskia Hallink did well pitching and the team were very excited to get a draw with Maleny in the last of their four games. The girls really started to click in this game so they look forward to the next competition day.

All students represented GCC proudly and played with great attitudes. They are all looking forward to practising the areas of the game they now see they need and can improve in. It was great to have the support of several parents during the day of competition. The next and final day of games is Friday 29 March.

Wendy Stott

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