Rachel Kraak has her eyes on the ball during the President’s Cup.
Rachel Kraak has her eyes on the ball during the President’s Cup. Supplied

Rachel's home after gutsy fight

WARWICK’S Rachel Kraak has been training weekly with the under 15s Toowoomba Softball Association representative team since November last year.

The Toowoomba representative side started well defeating Rockhampton then Ipswich, Logan City and drawing with Noosa making it into the play-offs for the President’s Cup against the top Brisbane team on Monday morning.

Rachel’s team started well scoring the first run of the game and kept Brisbane to only two runs in the first innings.

A heavy downpour at the end of the second innings saw Brisbane jump to a lead of 1-9 and things were looking grim for the Diamondbacks.

Three more runs were caught up in the fourth innings by Toowoomba bringing the score to 4-9 and Brisbane were held scoreless.

The rain returning in the fifth which slowed the Brisbane’s fast pitching and allowed Toowoomba to catch up on the score.

But with two outs and three runs still needed with 10 minutes to go things were getting tense.

The scores were locked up at 10-10 when Rachel was given a walk to first base and managed to sneak home, her run winning the game for the Diamondbacks 11-10 in the gutsiest fightback of the tournament.

The Diamondbacks were named winners of the President’s Cup after the grand final was rained out later in the day.



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