After playing softball for the best part of the past decade, Roleystone resident Tammy Bosman decided it was time to broaden her horizons and try her hand at another sport.
She picked up the bat and ball for her local club, Kelmscott Bulldogs Baseball Club, and soon fell in love with the different ball game.
With only one season’s experience under her belt, Bosman was also recently selected to represent her state and play for WA Heat in Canberra at this year’s Australian Women’s Baseball Championships.
Her team played a total of 10 games from April 14 to 21 against teams from across the country including New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and two teams from Victoria and ended up returning home with silver medals around their necks.
Bosman said the experience well and truly exceeded her expectations.
“We had a good mixture of girls from north and south of the river, as well as a friendship player from Canberra and two players from Japan,” she said.
“I learnt a lot not only from my coaches but also my teammates and have made heaps of new friends through the competition.
“Even though we finished with silver, I definitely have the hunger and will come out fighting even harder next year for gold.”