Australian Under 14 Boys win Gold in NZ

‘Team Frost’ – Tyler Bald (5th from left, back row) and Tyler Ingold (6th from left, back row).  Photos supplied.

Penrith Softball Association junior representatives Tyler Ingold (Blue Mountains Baseball & Softball Club) and Tylar Bald (Glenmore Park Phantoms) have both returned home with gold medals from the 2023 Easter Classic, which was held in Auckland, NZ from 7th-10th April.

The Classic focuses on the development of softball talent in the Northern Region of New Zealand, providing a chance for aspiring players to play alongside and against unfamiliar faces, whilst developing key skills and game knowledge.

The inclusion of teams located outside Auckland, including international teams such as Australia, strengthens the competition and enables players to experience a unique opportunity.​​​​​

Tyler Ingold & Tylar Bald with the team trophy.

The primary location of the Easter Classic was the Colin Lawrie Fields, Pukekohe, Auckland, NZ.

The Australian Under-14 teams swept the event, winning both the Boys and Girls competitions.

For the boys, Team Frost (containing Tyler Ingold and Tylar Bald) won its Final against Northcote, NZ by 3-2, whilst Team Chill went down to Franklin, NZ 7-5 in the third-place playoff.

For the girls, it was an all-Australian Final, with Team Fierce coming out on top with a 4-3 win over Team Blaze.