Baseball: Frederick Irwin student pitches into WA squad


Mandurah student Caitlin Eynon has been selected to represent WA.
Mandurah student Caitlin Eynon has been selected to represent WA.

FREDERICK Irwin Anglican School student Caitlin Eynon has been selected to represent WA at the open women’s National Baseball Championships in April.

The Year 9 student has also been accepted into the Emeralds Futures program, from which players are selected to represent Australia.

Caitlin is a pitcher and can hurl baseballs at about 104km/h, an impressive delivery for a 13-year-old.

She can play every position on the field, but will specialise as a middle infielder for the WA team.

Caitlin said it was a huge honour to be selected to represent WA.

“My ultimate goal is to play for Australia at a World Cup or at the Olympics,” she said.

She trains three times a week at Baseball Park in Gosnells and also plays up to four, two-hour games on weekends. During her days off, she likes to practise pitching and batting at home.