Far North Coast baseballer Clare Evans pitching at the 2017 Australian Women's Baseball Championships in Canberra.
Far North Coast baseballer Clare Evans pitching at the 2017 Australian Women's Baseball Championships in Canberra. contributed

FNC baseballers awarded bronze at national titles

TWO Far North Coast baseballers have returned from representing Queensland at the 2017 Australian Women's Baseball Championships in Canberra.

Clare Evans and Molly Donald both suited up for Queensland - Clare in the seniors and Molly in the youth team.

After a hard-fought four days of competition, both returned home carrying bronze medals.

Both play in the local FNC competition against their male counterparts. This was Clare's second year in the senior Queensland team while Molly saw her first appearance in the juniors.

Two FNC Little League teams also took part in the Queensland state titles held recently at Redcliffe.

Neither team secured a spot in the National Little League tournament but all the players put in an outstanding performance.

The coaches were highly impressed with their performance, not only on the field, but how they represented FNC off the field.

In an effort to improve the standard of Little League on the FNC there will be two training days conducted by a number of FNC senior coaches.

The sessions will be held on May 21 and 28, starting at 9am at Albert Park, Lismore.

It days will cover throwing, fielding, hitting and conditioning. Further information can be found on the FNC Baseball Facebook page.

Meanwhile, the local competition started on Saturday after the destructive flood at the beginning of the month.

Of the four fields, three were operational while work was continuing on Albert Park 4.

FNC Baseball thanked Lismore City Council, the SES, Rural Fire Service and the sport organisation's own volunteers for putting in more than 1000 hours to restoring the fields to their former glory.



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