ORANGE’S Nathan Byrne has become a regular in the NSW Combined Catholic Colleges open boys’ softball team.
The James Sheahan Catholic High School student was selected in the open team for the third consecutive year following a recent tournament at Blacktown.
In each of those three years Byrne has been part of the Convenor’s Team, which is made up of players from across NSW whose diocese cannot enter its own team.
The Convenor’s Team does not get to train before the tournament but has finished on top for the last three years.
“It is really good to be part of the Convenor’s Team. We seem to get along really well and play some quality softball as a result,” Byrne said.
“My batting has improved this year and I still enjoy playing second base. I’ve started to also get some results with my pitching but at this stage it is more of a hobby than anything else.”
The year 12 student will play with the CCC side in their exchange versus the NSW Combined High Schools in September.
“I am so pleased to have been selected three years in a row and looking forward to the challenges of playing the very strong NSW Combined High Schools team later in the year,” Byrne said.
His selection continues a great season for the teenager after he was part of the Just Us team that took out the Orange and District Softball Association open grand final.
“Winning an opens grand final was a great way to finish the regular season, especially playing in a team with my family and friends,” Byrne said.
“Monique Faul is a wonderful pitcher who keeps the team together and the rest of us get an opportunity to back her up in the field and in the batter’s box.”
NSW CCC will take on NSW CHS on September 13 and 14.