FINE FIELDING: Far North Coast’s Wes Lampard in action.
FINE FIELDING: Far North Coast’s Wes Lampard in action. Marc Stapelberg

Tom and Wes the standouts for FNC

LISMORE players Tom Connellan and Wes Lampard were the standouts when Far North Coast finished sixth at the NSW Under-15 boys softball championships at Albert Park, Lismore, on Sunday.

The team played five games at the two-day carnival, highlighted by a hard-fought 13-12 win over Central Coast.

Connellan picked up the Most Valuable Player award from his team while Lampard was impressive in the outfield.

"They did well. Overall some of them really stepped up and exceeded our expectations," coach Kayleen Shailes said.

Tom played really well with the bat and in the field. He is a bit of an all-rounder and Wes really stood out.

The boys competition had 11 teams and was split into two pools.

FNC came up against Orange and lost 14-5 after each team finished third in their pool.

"We didn't have the strike power that some of the other teams had with their pitching," Shailes said.

"I just hope the boys got a bit more knowledge of the game and enjoyed themselves.

"I hope they all stick with it and a lot of them will go into Under-17s next year."

Shailes has sent names of players from the FNC side that she hopes will be invited to the NSW Talent Identification Camp next year.

The FNC team comprised Zac Bailey, Shane Groth, Connor Johnston, Connor Northfield, Flynn Northfield, Taliesin O'Meara, Daniel Prentice, Will Riley, Jackson Robinson, Luke Dransfield, Connellan and Lampard.

Macarthur won the state championship for the second year in a row, beating Campbell-town 7-0 in the final.



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