Swan Hills baseball team off to USA

 Swan Hills Little League Charter players in Lismore.
Swan Hills Little League Charter players in Lismore.

SWAN Hills Little League Charter players are the number two-seeded team in the nation after a run of hard-earned success.

The team recently won the State crown for the first time in the WA Little League Baseball State Championships.

Players progressed to the Australian Little League Baseball Championships in Lismore, NSW this month and won every pool game to finish as the number-one seeded team.

The team defeated the Southern Mariners (VIC) 4-0 in the quarterfinals, then the Ryde North (NSW) in the semi finals 6-1 to earn a place in the championship game and face number-two seeded team Cronulla (NSW).

Following a hard fought game, Swan Hills lost to Cronulla 7-3 and finished the tournament as the number two seed in the nation.

The achievement earned the players the right to represent Australia at the Babe Ruth League World Series in Maryland and they fly to the US on July 20.

Head coach Arnie Noel said the team had worked extremely hard, and the results achieved in the State and national championships reflected that.

“It is a great honour to represent Australia against the best teams from the US and around the world, and we are looking forward to the challenge,” he said.

The team are in urgent need of financial support for their US trip.

Individuals and businesses interested in helping finance the trip should contact Bianca Brown on 0438 112 865.