The Ryde Hawks Senior League World Series campaign could only be classed as a success by their supporters back home here in Australia!
Australia was proudly represented by NSW based Ryde Hawks Senior League team, at this year’s Senior League World Series. They stunned many at the prestigious competition, which was held in Easley, South Carolina in the USA.
In their first game against Mexico, Ryde held off a late charge to win 3-1 and advanced to the tournament quarterfinals, where they fell to Latin America. The Hawks represented their country with everything they had and left it all out on the diamonds. They were a team that went undefeated through NSW State Titles, a club that didn’t lose a game at the National titles, and a side that found all the way to the World Series quarterfinal.
A highlight of this tournament is their very own Isobel Lambert, who is not only a Ryde Junior but has been selected in this year’s BNSW Women’s Development program. Lambert became the first Australian female to participate in a Senior League World Series. She was excellent on the mound as a pitcher, and in an interview with Isobel prior to attending the World Series, she was eager to “show that girls can still play at a high level” and she really went out there and proved that!
The Ryde Hawks team made the most of their trip, also visiting fellow Hawk Todd Van Steensel at his Atlantic League game one of their nights! Congratulations Ryde and we hope you made memories to last a lifetime.