An exciting weekend of Softball saw Penrith City take out a double in winning the Boys and Girls U15 State Championship at Manly.
The Penrith City Boys dominated the U15 Boys competition going through undefeated and scoring an amazing 91 runs for and only against all weekend. In the final it was the Penrith City hitters who shone piling on 10 runs against a strong Macarthur Pitching line up, this was backed up by an outstanding pitching performance. This was Penrith City’s 4th title in 4 years in this age division with a total of 6 titles after winning in 1999 and 2010 as well.
The girls final was an exciting game with teams locked up at one all until Penrith City scored 3 runs to go ahead but defending champions Manly Warringah were not going down without a fight pegging back one run before Penrith City scored another to win 5 – 2. It is only the 2nd title in the age division for Penrith City.
MVPs were awarded by each team and the recipients were
Campbelltown – Liam Kelly
Central Coast – Ryan Baker
Georges River – Elliott Kirgan
Macarthur – Connor Rochester
Newcastle – Brent Iredale
Orange – Caden Keed
Penrith City – Xander Ruggeri
Southern Districts – Andy Dinapoli
Sutherland – Cullen Whetu
Campbelltown – Jessica Whelan
Central Coast – Sarah Penfold
Cumberland Nepean – Numi Chambers
Hornsby – Libby Fitzhenry
Macarthur – Madison Baker
Manly Warringah – Mackenzie Walker
Newcastle – Emily Gordon
North Shore – Sarah Turner
Orange – Ali Henry
Penrith City – Bridie Murphy
Southern Districts – Amber Gunn
Sutherland – Keeley Lennon
Thank you to the Manly Warringah Softball Association for hosting a great U15 State Championship. The Chill Out Zone was a great initiative and appreciated by the kids.