Toowomba's Lincoln Walk has been named in the U17 and U18 Queensland Softball teams.
Toowomba's Lincoln Walk has been named in the U17 and U18 Queensland Softball teams. Nev Madsen

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SOFTBALL: At just 15 years old, Toowoomba's Lincoln Walk has been selected in two Queensland teams.

Lincoln has been playing softball for about 10 years and first represented the state in 2013 playing for an U12s schoolboys team.

He has continued to represent his state since then, playing in about eight Queensland teams.

The talented softballer adds two more notches to his resume after being named in the U17 and U19 boys state teams.

"I thought I had a good chance at U17s but the U19s team was a bit of a shock, a good shock,” Lincoln laughed.

"I was trying to make it this year and was lucky enough to make two so that's awesome.”

Lincoln believed his pitching was what caught the eye of selectors.

"I've always pitched and I've had plenty of coaches help me out with it,” he said.

"I actually worked a lot this year with Logan Softball.

"They have some really great coaches down there helping me with my pitching.”

During the winter season, Lincoln played in the Logan City competition and plays for the Devils in the Toowoomba summer competition.

The U17s National Championships will be held from January 6-12 with the U19s tournament a week later from January 22-28, both held in Blacktown, Sydney.

"They're a week apart so I should have just enough time to recover and get going for the next one,” Lincoln said.

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Lincoln looks up to Australian pitcher Adam Folkard.

"He's someone I would like to be like, he's probably one of the best pitchers in the world,” Lincoln said.



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