Locals picked for baseball's Junior Girls Friendship series

GIRL power is alive and well in FNC Baseball - as one talented group is proving.

Deosha Berry, Sam Dransfield, Maggie Prentice, Claire Evans, Jess Connellan and Talarra Berry have been chosen to play in the upcoming Junior Girls Friendship Series 2013.

Richmond River High School student Sam has only been playing baseball for a year, but is making great strides with her game.

The 14-year-old said she was particularly enjoying showing some of the boys a thing or two on the mound as well.

"Sometimes you might get boys saying you cannot play as well as them," she said.

"It feels really good to show them that girls can play.

Looking forward to representing FNC Baseballl at the forthcoming Friendship tournament are keen players (from left): Deosha Berry, Sam Dransfield, Maggie Prentice, Claire Evans, Talarra Berry and Jess Connellan. Photo Stuart Turner / The Northern Star
Looking forward to representing FNC Baseballl at the forthcoming Friendship tournament are keen players (from left): Deosha Berry, Sam Dransfield, Maggie Prentice, Claire Evans, Talarra Berry and Jess Connellan. Photo Stuart Turner / The Northern Star Stuart Turner

"I would probably say to any girl, 'try it'."

Female players from across the eastern states will take part in the Sydney tournament.

The six FNC representatives will represent Baseball Queensland in the competition, which will feature matches for teams in the under-13, under-15 and under-17 age groups.

FNC Girls Baseball regional co-ordinator Melinda Clark said she was delighted baseball was a popular activity among the region's fairer sex.

"To have six girls from a small regional area in a team of 26 is pretty good," she said.

"I think it is a sport that suits girls who have good hand/eye skills and who are athletic.

"I think girls respond well to the rules of baseball and it is a friendly game as well.

"It is very rewarding to see the girls playing in a tournament like this.

"I think they will do well."



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