State's best put on show at Noosa
SOFTBALL: With the state's finest softball talents on scene, the U19 softball championships in Noosa were always poised to be hotly contested.
And it certainly didn't disappoint, with eight teams embroiled in a range of thrilling encounters across three days of competition.
In the end it was Logan that surged to take out the men's U19 State championship title after defeating Caboolture 4-2 in the final on Sunday afternoon.
Meanwhile, Rockhampton defeated Redlands in the President's Cup 6-5.
Although disappointed not to see the local side in the finals mix, Noosa District Softball Association treasurer Paul Tickner said it had still been an entertaining competition.
"They were all very competitive and those who won were teams that finished on top of their table,” Tickner said.
"The local boys put up a great fight and had some good, hard hits but didn't do so well and placed last.
"But we're hoping for a much bigger and better year next year.”
Noosa brothers Will and Dylan Todd were selected in the Queensland U19 team after the event.
Tickner hoped the event would have lasting impact on the region.
"It was a really inspiring competition and it was great to see some of the community come down and watch it,” he said.
"Hopefully, it inspired some of the younger locals to get involved in the sport.”