NSW dominated on their way to claiming the 2016 Esther Deason Shield

NSW dominated on their way to claiming the 2016 Esther Deason Shield

NSW finished the rain-shortened round robin portion of the U17 Girls’ National Softball Championship with a perfect 5-0 record while outscoring their opponents 43-3.

On the final day, NSW edged Qld 2-1 to earn direct entry into the Grand Final. WA defeated ACT to finish 5th while SA edged out Vic in dramatic fashion 7-6 in 8 innings. SA went on to the Preliminary Final but was shut out 5-0 by Qld.

The state of origin final saw NSW score 2 in the 1st inning on their way to a 3-1 Championship victory. Tournament MVP, Best Pitcher and Player of the Final, Tarni Stepto went 2-2 at the plate with RBIs, and also struck out 12 giving up only 4 hits to get the win.

 

Esther Deason Award winners

Most Valuable Player Tarni Stepto (NSW)
Best Batter Georgia Hood (SA)
Best Pitcher Tarni Stepto (NSW)
Player of the Grand Final Tarni Stepto (NSW)

 

All Tournament Team

Pitcher Tarni Stepto (NSW)
Catcher Brianna McLeod (Qld)
1st Base Emily Hopkins (SA)
2nd Base Jessica Woolbank (NSW)
3rd Base Georgia O’Donovan (Vic)
Shortstop Jenna Trim (NSW)
Outfield Rhiannon Kemp (Qld)
Chelsea Radin (Vic)
Anneliese Brenner (NSW)
DP Georgia Hood (SA)

 

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