SOFTBALL CLOUT: NSW representatives from left, Jon Hudson, Emily Gooding, Michael Munro and Garon Clough
SOFTBALL CLOUT: NSW representatives from left, Jon Hudson, Emily Gooding, Michael Munro and Garon Clough

Trio?s national role

By STEVE SPINKS

MICHAEL Munro was considering quitting softball this season.

He's lucky he didn't.

The teenager is one of three Lismore boys selected to play for the Australian Under-19 men's softball team at the World Championships in Canada in June.

Munro, a handy rugby player with the Lismore City Under-19s, was going to quit softball to concentrate on his football this season.

But a last-minute plea by his friends and the lure of a world title in Canada was too much.

The short-stop relented and was one of the stars for NSW at the National Titles at Perth in January.

NSW were runners-up in the week-long carnival, but Munro did well enough to be selected for the second time in the Australian Under-19s.

For Hudson, a second baseman, it will be the third time he has represented Australia, while it will also be Clough's second time.

All three play for Dodgers in the Far North Coast competition.

Clough, a third baseman, and Munro, are both former Kadina High students.

They completed their school requirements last year.

Clough has deferred a university entry and is working, while Hudson, a Trinity student, has accepted an offer to Southern Cross University.

As for Munro ... he just wants to play rugby, plus a little bit of softball.



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