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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