HIT MAN: Oakley McMahon, the only North Coast player selected in the NSW CHS team, in the batter’s box.
HIT MAN: Oakley McMahon, the only North Coast player selected in the NSW CHS team, in the batter’s box.

Young baseballers know state of play

FOUR Far North Coast junior baseballers shined at the Combined High Schools (CHS) and Catholic Combined High Schools (CCHS) baseball tournaments last week.

After trials were held in February, the North Coast CHS team was selected and coached by FNC Major League player Jason Caught.

North Coast battled it out with Sydney North, Sydney South West, Sydney West, Sydney East, Hunter and South Coast, with Sydney South West the eventual winners, going through the tournament undefeated.

North Coast finished sixth.

 

TEAM EFFORT: Catholic Combined High Schools North Coast representatives, from left, Taliesin O’Meara, Kodey Wilford, Noah Worgan and Will Riley.
TEAM EFFORT: Catholic Combined High Schools North Coast representatives, from left, Taliesin O’Meara, Kodey Wilford, Noah Worgan and Will Riley.

Oakley McMahon was the only North Coast player selected in the CHS state team.

Mark Crawford, who has managed the North Coast team for the past 20 years, retired at the end of the tournament.

Meanwhile, local players Taliesin O'Meara (pitcher), Kodey Wilford (utility) and Will Riley (infielder) gained selection in the CCHS state team.

It is the second consecutive year the three have been selected.

Noah Worgan was unlucky to not gain selection after some strong pitching performances.

These four players will travel to Sydney to play at the Blacktown International Sports Park on April 6 in a round-robin competition involving CHS, CCHS and CIS (Combined Independent Schools) for a spot in the NSW All Schools Team to compete at the national tournament in Perth in May.

All players have a good chance of selection in the NSW team because all have been state representatives and are regulars in the FNC Major League.



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