Spurring each other on to make the state softball team
SOFTBALL: Using each other as an inspiration, Chelsea Zunker and Hannah Leggett are getting noticed in Queensland softball.
After representing both Bundaberg and Wide Bay this year, the Brothers United and Bargara players respectively have now been selected for Queensland for the U12 national championships in Melbourne.
Training up to three times a week , they are currently in Brisbane at a camp getting ready for the event in November.
Both admitted they were excited when they received the news.
"I was standing in a line and I was shaking (when I found out),” Chelsea said.
"I was speechless,” Hannah added.
Both girls are passionate about the sport, Hannah saying she got involved because of her father.
"Seeing my father play baseball, I wanted to beat him and be better than him one day,” she said.
With the trip now close, Chelsea said she couldn't wait to travel interstate.
"I'll be going on a plane for the first time, so I'm excited to do that,” she said.
"I can't wait to do some shopping as well.”
Meanwhile, Hannah said she couldn't wait for excursion day, where they will visit the national wildlife park on their day off.
Proud parent Helen Leggett said with both being in softball teams for the past few years, they have helped each other improve.
"They react well to each other,” she said.
"When one of them either drops the bundle or their batting hasn't been good, the other one always tees in and give them a pat on the back.”
"They think they are pretty awesome at the moment.”
Helen said the girls have improved considerably over the past year.
"Hannah's worked really hard with her catching and Chelsea has worked hard with her pitching,” she said.
"They are both excited about it and all of us are really proud of their achievements.”
The girls will compete from November 13-18 in the Melbourne suburb of Werribee.