Tuesday, December 16, 2008

PSSA Softball Finals

Last week our boys’ softball team traveled to Sydney to play in the finals of the PSSA State Knockout. Although the team didn’t win any games in Sydney, they still finished as the 4th best team in the state! How good is that? We are very proud of the boys’ achievements in making it to the state finals.

Daniel L, Matthew and Daniel O wrote this report.

On Wednesday morning we all traveled down to Sydney in our own car for the semi finals and finals of the PSSA Softball. Once we got there we checked in and got our room keys. We then had a swim downstairs in the heated pool, which was totally awesome. Even though it was raining we still had our training session. That night we all went down to the RSL club for dinner, we all enjoyed our meals and dessert and a good night sleep.

It was game day and we were all fired up for a good competition. We had breakfast in our rooms but some families went down to the food court at the shopping mall just down the road. We arrived at the grounds at 10.00am; we were all amazed by how good the grounds were. We started training hard and while we were training there was a couple of rabbits that joined in which was quite amusing. The two captains and vice captains had the coin toss. We won the toss and elected to field. We didn’t really play our best because we dropped a lot of balls because of nerves. We didn’t bat very well either but they did have the NSW pitcher, pitching faster than we can throw. Daniel Litzow hit a home run and Cameron King made it to home and a couple others. The end score was 16-4 but they were a very good team.

In the second game we were leading 6-2 but just in the last three innings our team fell apart and narrowly lost 10-13 against Narranga.

The winner of the 2008 PSSA Softball Knockout was Avalon Public School who were from east Sydney.

Once the official presentation was over, the team presented Ms Noble and Ms Dafter with gifts for their all their hard work, time and effort they had put into our softball team this year. There was a lot tears pouring out of both of them and a couple of parents even had watery eyes.

Overall it was a great experience and achievement for us, and a lot of the parents enjoyed watching us play softball.