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."

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