Stepping up to the plate

BENDIGO teen Madeline Davis is currently taking to the field at the National Women’s Baseball Championships.

The 15-year-old is the youngest member of the Victorian White team, to contest the titles.

Davis will be up against the best female players from across Australia.

She said it was the first time she had been selected in the open team after she had represented the state at the under-15 level.

“It has been a goal of mine to make this team for a while,” Davis said.

“My aim is to just play the best I can and try and get some good experience.”

Davis, who plays at second base, said she underwent a three week trial period before being selected in the final team of 16.

She said she has had to travel to train with the team in Melbourne on Saturday’s and Monday’s leading up to the tournament.

The Eaglehawk Secondary College student plays with the Falcons Baseball Club.

She said she also plays in Melbourne.

 “I have been playing baseball for the past 10 years,” Davis said.

“I started playing T-Ball first and then continued on.”

The championships began on Saturday and will finish on April 26.

The event is being held between two venues in New South Wales.

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