Player Profile – Georgia Hood

Position: 1st Base, Pitcher
Uniform Number: 8
Debut: Yet to debut
Cap Number: N/A
Club Team: Hills Heat
Association Team: Mt Gambier
State Team: SA Starz
Date of Birth: 18 November 2000
Height: 157cm

Georgia was surrounded by diamond sports growing up, with her father playing baseball and older sister Amber playing softball. Growing up in Mount Gambier, she first stepped out on to the diamond at seven years of age.

Making her debut in a South Australian team at the U17 Girls’ Nationals in 2015, it wasn’t long before Georgia displayed her talent, in the following year winning the Best Batter award at the same event.

In 2017, at just 16 years of age, Georgia was selected into the U19 Australian team for the Junior Women’s World Championship, representing her country alongside sister Amber.

The following year, Georgia won the MVP award at the U19 Nationals, and in 2019, she made her debut in the SA Starz team, winning the Rookie of the Year award. Two weeks after the Open Women’s Nationals, she played at the U19 Nationals, winning the Best Batter award and a week after that tournament, was selected in the Australia A team for the Asia Pacific Cup.

Following those events, Georgia was again selected in the junior Australian team for the 2019 World Cup. She performed exceptionally, by the end of the tournament becoming Australia’s go-to pitcher in crucial games.

 

World Championships:
2019: XII Jnr Women’s Softball World Championship, Irvine, USA
2017: XI Jnr Women’s Softball World Championship, Clearwater, USA
National Awards:
2019: Rookie of the Year, Open Women’s National Softball Championship
2019: Best Batter, U19 Women’s National Softball Championship
2018: Most Valuable Player, U19 Women’s National Softball Championship
2016: Best Batter, U17 Girls’ National Softball Championship