During the middle of last Term, Archie Carter (Year 7) and his representative baseball team, the Ryde Hawks travelled to Mildura, VIC to compete at the Australian Baseball Intermediate League Championships. Archie’s team were the NSW Champions after having won the state tournament undefeated, and had spent the term training hard to take on the best teams from all around Australia.
In non COVID years the winner of the Australian Championships wins through to the World Series, where they play teams from all over the planet.
After a long bus trip and some torrid weather playing in cold and wet conditions, Archie and the Hawks were poised for a top placed finish after three days of pool play. They had locked in top seed semi-final position after winning three games against West Australian and Victorian champion teams, dropping only one game by a single run.
Sadly, on the day of the semi-final, Victoria’s snap lockdown due to COVID cancelled the tournament, but it was still a great experience for Archie, taking on the best baseballers in Australia and showing that he could match it with the best.
Archie is a versatile player, featuring in a range of positions at both the State and National tournaments and was lauded by coaches for his energy, teamwork and aggressive hitting and base running.
Well done Archie!