Robert Green from Incas I team hits out while playing in the Maryborough Softball Association men’s Gala Day at Fairfield Park.
Robert Green from Incas I team hits out while playing in the Maryborough Softball Association men’s Gala Day at Fairfield Park. KARLEILA THOMSEN

U19s softball team have a ball

PLENTY of men came out swinging in Maryborough on Sunday and a few of them proved to be a big hit ... playing softball.

Hervey Bay’s Jono Thomas was certainly one of them.

The Queensland under 19 representative starred with his bat during the second Maryborough Softball Association men’s Gala Day for the season at Fairfield Park.

Thomas smashed two home runs out of the ball park on the way to helping his Hervey Bay line-up beat Maryborough’s Sparx 18-8 in the final.

While Thomas shone with the bat, his team-mates, Lyam McKay (two) Shaun Mitchell and Brad Mitchell, did likewise in the outfield taking catches.

Billy Connel (two), Alister Brooks and Wal Harvey gloved catches for Sparx.

Seven teams contested the day and Maryborough Softball Association official Wendy Mathiesen said all the players had a ball.

“Not even the rain put a dampener on the day,” she said.

“It was a huge success and we’ve certainly generated a lot of interest.

“We’ll do our best to hold another one in the near future.”



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