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Westfields Sports Girls Open Softball team win the 2009 NSWCHS State Knockout

The Westfields Sports Girls Open Softball team won the NSWCHS State Knockout at Blacktown Olympic Park defeating 2008 champions Northern Beaches Secondary College.

The girls who were runners up to NBSC in 2008 took revenge with a nail biting 8-7 victory after clawing back from a 1-7 deficit at the top of the 2nd Innings.

Truly embodying the school motto of “Fortitudo”, the girls showed great strength and perseverance throughout the game.

It was a true team effort with girls from year 7-11 all participating in the tournament both in the early and latter rounds. However, we must make mention of the efforts of 3 outstanding individual efforts the final in particular.

Bianca Abrahams of Year 10, batted in 7 of the 8 runs scored in the final with monstrous hits to left and centre field. The only run she did not bat in was her own! Bianca was truly our Most Valuable Player.

Karla Davidson of Year 9, whose fast and accurate pitching shut down the NBSC batters in the last 3 innings, thus enabling our batters to catch up the run deficit Ashlea Abbott of Year 11, who scored 3 valuable runs and put constant pressure on the opposition fielding with her strategic bunting and base running.

A big thanks to the parents of all our girls, especially those who attended the matches during the tournament. We appreciate your support of your daughters and the softball program. We would also like to extend my personal appreciation to Mrs Miller and Mrs Cecchetelli for scoring during the tournament.
Lastly, we would like to extend a personal congratulations to each of our girls. We are very proud of you. Your efforts throughout the tournament and at training are a testament to your passion and commitment to the game. Your behaviour off-field is always exemplary and each of you thoroughly deserves your gold CHS medal! Enjoy your victory!

Ms L.Solomons (WSHS Softball Convenor) & Mr C.Brownlow (WSHS Softball Coach)

Posted 20th August 2009

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