Redland Rays junior players are making their mark in national and international baseball with four players being selected in state and national teams in recent weeks.
Senior league player, Soraya Hamson was recently selected in the Queensland Youth Women’s Baseball Team and fellow teammate, Paris Bastow, was named as a shadow player in the team.
Both girls competed in Baseball Queensland’s inaugural Youth Women State Titles held at Bannister Park at Hendra in December which led to their selection in the squad.
The Women’s and Youth Women’s National Championships will be held at Narrabundah Ballpark in Canberra from April 15-20.
Rays U20’s players, Liam Macdonald (Australia) and Beckham Crooks (New Zealand) have recently returned from competing in the U18’s Oceania Baseball Championship in Guam where Australia was victorious, taking the title after a perfect tournament, winning seven games from seven played.
The Australian team will now advance to the U18 Baseball World Cup 2019 to be held in Gijang, Korea from August 30 to September 8 2019.
Redlands Junior teams are performing well this season with both Little League and Junior League Rams in second place, and Rays Senior League Rams currently in first place on their ladder.
Each season, Redlands Baseball Club strives to provide opportunities for players to improve their skills through the annual Bayside Baseball Academy, training clinics and camps held by ex-Major League Baseballers and from American imported players who come to Australia to play ball in Rays Div 1 team and to coach junior players, allowing them to benefit from their wealth of experience.
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