Heavy hitting helps Jaycob lead Storm to victory
SOFTBALL: FROM seven-years-old, Jaycob Singleton had a killer swing out on the softball pitch.
The Maryborough teen's training has paid off after leading the Queensland Storm Under-15s Boys squad to victory.
The regional team marched home with the title over Victoria by one point at Saturday's match.
Victoria were down 9-4 heading into the sixth inning but fought back with five runs, while Queensland scored one run in the bottom of the inning.
But the Storm held on and clinched the one run needed to secure the title in the seventh and final inning.
Jaycob, who was named part of the regional squad earlier this month, has become renowned as one of the best softball players to hit the Maryborough pitch in recent years.
Softball coach Wendy Mathiesen said Jaycob's backing in school teams and Wide Bay representative teams over the last few years made him a strong player.
"He's been playing for about seven years and started when he was a small child,” Mathiesen said.
"We're really hopeful he'll make those representative teams.”
Mathiesen said she was proud to see what he had accomplished over the years and said his next step would be focussing on making the Wide Bay Secondary Schools team.
"The Nationals have whet his appetite for things to come,” she said.