Cumberland Nepean performed well at under-15s State Softball Championships

Cumberland Nepean Softball Association is proud of the performances of its boys and girls squads at their respective under-15s state championships.

In the girls’ competition last weekend, Cumberland Nepean Softball Association was knocked out by eventual champions North Shore in the semi-finals.

​CNSA president Krissi Travers said it was a great performance from the girls, a week after entering their first under-15s boys team in several years, which finished fifth.

“As president of Cumberland, it is always great to be able to enter both male and female teams into state championships,” she said. 

“CNSA has not been able to enter a male team in the under-15s championship for a number of years. 

“The girls played in the weekend gone by and finished up equal third. They came second in their pool with only one loss going into the final series.”

Despite the one loss to Penrith, Cumberland Nepean hit a remarkable 75 runs to 16 in the five pool games.

Amy Mann also hit a home run over the fence on the main diamond, which Travers said it was a definite highlight of the weekend.

“That fence is a long way for an under-15s girl to hit over, some grown men can't hit that far,” she said. 

“It was awesome to hear that she could do this. I saw a picture after the game and the smile on her face told the story.”

Amy was also proud of the achievement.

“I am so proud of our team and how much we have improved over four months - everyone had had their time to shine,” she said.

“But what made it so special for me was my home run over the fence and then my team all surrounding home plate cheering me in. That's why it's a team sport."