The NSW U19 Men’s Team are once again the Nox Bailey Shield Champions after defeating Queensland 3 – 1 in a close final.
The Blue Bloods went through the Championship undefeated and went into the Grand Final as favourites but the strong Queensland lineup refused to lay down and foought back after NSW put 2 runs on the board after a Henry Groth 2 run home run. NSW managed to sneak another run to make it 3 – 1 when the game came to an end.
This win was the 12th time NSW has won the Nox Bailey Shield since its inception in 1989 and the third year in a row.
Player of the Final – Henry Groth (NSW)
Best Pitcher – Chris Gillies (NSW)
Best Batter – Mitchell Woodworth (Qld)
MVP – Blake Bell (NSW)
The U15 Boys Regional Tournament was also held at the same time as the U19 Men’s Championship with NSW entering 3 teams.
Metro Orange finished second after the rounds defeated the strong Qld Storm team in the major semi before facng them in the Grand Final only to go down 7 – 2.
Final Placings were
1st Qld Storm
2nd Metro Orange
3rd Qld Thunder
4th Country Gold
5th Metro Green