16 June, 2024

Caboolture duo shines

Caboolture State High School students Billy Fainges and Jules McAllister were part of the Sunshine Coast team which placed fourth at this year’s Queensland Representative School Sport (QRSS) 13-19 years Soft ball State Championship.

Jules McAllister in action.
Jules McAllister in action.

The tournament was memorable for Billy from a personal viewpoint, as he earned the coach’s award for the Sunshine Coast team.

It was the second successive year that Billy took part while it was the third consecutive year for Jules, as this year’s championship took place at the Logan-based Meakin Park late last month.

The Sunshine Coast boys team placed runner-up two years ago and fifth the following year, before coming equal-third this year but finishing slightly lower-placed after a count back on defensive plays.

Metropolitan East was the eventual winner while Sunshine Coast’s other opponents were Metropolitan North, South Coast, Darling Downs, Capricornia and Wide Bay.

The itinerary was reduced due to one washed out day, with Sunshine Coast recording two victories, two draws and two defeats.

A year 10 scholar, Billy made some useful contributions with the bat and also held an outstanding individual catch at second base. He also pitched against the title-winning team.

A year 11 scholar, Jules held a few catches as his fielding positions were first base and third base, and he also produced a couple of good hits with the bat.

Two of Billy’s and Jules’s teammates - Connor Buxton and Logan Green - were subsequently chosen in the Queensland side.

Billy and Jules said they enjoyed their time at the tournament, and hoped to help the team move into finals contention next time.

Jules thanked Caboolture Sports Club for providing Rising Star sponsorship.


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