BATTER UP: Burnett State College's Travis Larner is selected in the Queensland team for under 12 softball.
BATTER UP: Burnett State College's Travis Larner is selected in the Queensland team for under 12 softball.

Burnett student to bat for Queensland

HIS mother and grandmother played when they were younger and now the passion for softball has been passed onto the North Burnett's Travis Larner.

And he is undoubtedly skilled at the game.

The Burnett State College student has been selected to play for Queensland at the School Sport Australia Championship in Canberra in November.

For Larner, who will play in the Under 12s division, the best thing about playing isn't the competition.

"I thought it would be fun... the best thing about softball is hitting the ball," he said.

Larner first made the Wide Bay after he tried out at school and from there he was selected to represent his entire state.

For his Wide Bay team he usually travels to Maryborough to train but he is yet to bond with his new state team.

"I havent trained with QLD yet, there will be a few during the holidays."

Larner plays outfield and is normally fourth batter as well.

He will compete in Canberra from November 11 to November 16.

Burnett State College said they were wishing him all the best.

Sport runs in the family with Larner's older sister Chelsey set to represent Wide bay at state athletics next month in the100m, Discus and Shot Put events.  


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