Sarah’s a queen of diamonds

TOUCHDOWN: Lockyer Valley teenager Sarah Hoger has been selected in the 2015 U19 Queensland softball team.
TOUCHDOWN: Lockyer Valley teenager Sarah Hoger has been selected in the 2015 U19 Queensland softball team. Contributed

LOCKYER Valley softball player Sarah Hoger is continuing to prove herself a shining talent on the representative diamond.

Running on the back of a successful representative trail this year, which included playing for Australia, Hoger has landed herself a place in the 2015 under-19 Queensland Softball Team.

It's the second time Hoger has been selected in the U19 Queensland side.

Hoger achieved the feat following a solid a hit-out during the 2014 U19 Queensland Softball Championships, which were held in Brisbane on October 4-6.

It'll be more than state pride on the line for Hoger come the 2015 Australian U19 Championships in January however, with another spot in the Australian team and a place on the world stage up for grabs.

Following the Australian championships in January 2015, the Australian U19 squad of 30 will be selected, from which the Australian U19 women's team 'Aussie Pride' will then be selected to compete at the 2015 ISF XI Junior Women's World Championships in Oklahoma USA in August 2015.

Held every two years, Hoger said she has her sights fixed firmly on wearing the Australian colours for the world championships.

"It would be a pretty big achievement and it would open up some more doors," she said.

Normally lining up at first base or the outfield, Hoger said she would have to put in the hard yards in maroon colours to make the dream a reality.

"I'm hoping to do a bit more training and see how I go," she said.

"I want to work a bit more on my batting too."

Crawling through mud is even on the training agenda for Hoger.

"We (U19 Queensland side) are going to Emu Gully later this month and we are going to do a heap of challenges that are for team building," she said.

"It'll push us to the breaking point and see how we work in a team - it's always pretty fun."

Topics:  gatton softball

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Get to know local pastor Curtis Rothemund

PASTOR: Curtis Rothemund of the Gatton Bible Baptist Church.

Curtis Rothemund on the passion that drives him.

Upgrades on track for Brisbane Valley Rail Trail

UPGRADES IN SIGHT: A full mobile assessment of the condition of the rail trail surface will be conducted by Somerset Regional Council.

The rail trail's completion is on the horizon.

Duncan's long love affair with Toranas rekindled

PRIDE AND JOY: Duncan Lewis beside his 1974 Holden LJ Torana.

Duncan Lewis tells all about his 1974 Holden LJ Torana.

Local Partners

Fresh faces: NCIS gets a shake up with new cast members

The new cast of NCIS, from left, Rocky Carroll, Pauley Perrette, Sean Murray, David McCallum, Brian Dietzen, Wilmer Valderrama, Emily Wickersham, Mark Harmon, Duane Henry and Jennifer Esposito.

THREE new characters join naval drama for season 14.

First the Onesie, now an Xbox One S inflatable controller

Fancy an inflatable Xbox One S controller?

Inflatable controller 'perfect sidekick' for Australia Day party

Sarah Harris: Here’s what Amber Sherlock should’ve done

Studio 10 and Shark Tank presenter Sarah Harris.

STUDIO 10 host says Sherlock could’ve avoided the subsequent uproar.

Amber Heard 'smitten' with Elon Musk

Amber Heard

ACTRESS is reportedly excited about going public with new boyfriend

New doco argues ‘OJ Simpson is innocent, and I can prove it’

O.J. Simpson

NEW documentary series claims to have found “missing evidence".

REVIEW: Undressed is more than titilating entertainment

Nathan and Tahlia meet for the first time on the TV series Undressed.

'DIVERSE' dating show goes more than skin deep.

Historical home leaves family's hands after 75 years

SALE CONFIRMED: The Gympie Regional   Realty team which sold the Ramsey property are (back) Mel Gastigar, Dorothy Palmer and Margaret Cochrane, with (front) home seller Terri-Jayne Ramsey.

Ramsey family played a huge role in Gympie's growth.

What a year 2016 proved to be

Entrance Island, Birtinya

Get the inside info from the agents themselves

REVEALED: What Coast wants in an international airport

Sunshine Coast business people share their views on what's needed

Time for a cool change

43 Eckersley Ave, Buderim.

Family home goes to the auction floor

Designer home set in lush tropical gardens

This home has it all and more

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!