Tayla hits way into rep duty

TAYLA Barron is a big hit with a bat in her hands.

Not in one sport either.

The West State School student is a pretty handy softballer and cricketer.

The 12-year-old represented Wide Bay in the Queensland Primary Schools Championships in Toowoomba.

Wide Bay finished third behind eventual winners South Coast and Metropolitan East.

Twelve teams contested the titles.

Barron, who plays her club softball for the Incas club, something she has done for the past seven years, impressed those in the know while playing for Wide Bay.

Queensland selectors picked her to play for one of the two Queensland teams that will contest the nationals in Brisbane next month.

But it won't only be the national softball titles that Barron, whose mother Susan is the president of the Maryborough Softball Association, is hoping to be a hit in.

She'll pad up for Wide Bay in the Queensland Primary School Cricket Championships in Rockhampton next week.

But wait, there is more to Barron's sporting ability than softball and cricket.

She represented Maryborough Zone School Sport this year in basketball and hockey.

Her Incas coach, Wendy Mathiesen, said there was no doubt that Barron was a great all-rounder.

“She has got plenty of talent in all sports,” she said.

“To play for Wide Bay in two sports is a great effort.”



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