Great results on US softball tour
WHITSUNDAYS softball player Jacinta Win has just returned from a 31-day tour of the USA with a team of seven girls from Queensland and two from Canberra.
The Proserpine State High School student earned selection in the team after impressing during her time playing in the A Grade competition in Brisbane.
Arriving with the team in Los Angeles, Jacinta toured and trained for the first two weeks before spending a week at the Freedom tournament in Denver, Colorado with 50 other teams.
The Aussie team won only a couple of games but it was a huge learning experience as the Americans were all exceptionally talented.
They then travelled to Omaha, Nebraska and stayed at the Hall of Fame's softball village for a week with 16 other teams from around America. After receiving coaching from two former US Olympians, the Aussies made a huge impact over the week and won the championship with a convincing win 9-0 win in the grand final.
Jacinta's played catcher for the team and she had some amazing outs to second and third bases to go with her great left-handed hitting.
"I learnt a lot from the US coaches and to come home with the champion's trophy was the icing on the cake," she said.
Jacinta's focus now returns to the Wynnum under-17 and under-19 representative teams, which she secured selection for while in the USA.
Jacinta currently plays for Springwood softball club, flying to Brisbane fortnightly for her games and training and hopes to continue rising up the softball ranks.