22 August, 2019

Local star receives MVP at National Softball Championships

Charisma Kerr

Caboolture Sports Softball Association member Charisma Kerr has received the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award at the recent Under 23s Australian Softball Championships.

The championships held from 8th to 13th July in Redlands, saw the local born and bred Queenslander compete in the week-long national tournament, whilst juggling being a new mum.

Charisma put her body on the line, competing as a slap hitter, a position that is integral to helping other players get around the bases.

The Queensland Women’s Under 23 team remained undefeated throughout the entire tournament, going on to win the grand final against New South Wales 3 to 1.

Charisma’s tournament statistics were the best in Australia for a player under 23 years of age which also helped earn her the acclaimed accolade.

Her fielding stats of 1000 were the highest score obtainable, batting at 600, achieving an on-base average of 862 and runs batted-in of 6.

CSC Group Sports & Community Manager Tony Clarke said it was fantastic to see local players being recognised for their efforts and having outstanding success on a national level.

“We’d like to congratulate Charisma on her achievements and look forward to seeing her succeed in the sport of softball for the years to come,” Mr Clarke said.

Charisma Kerr’s sights are now set on selection for the Open Women’s Queensland Heat squad and pursuing the opportunity to be on the 2020 team which will compete in Western Australia.

Pictured (above left): Charisma Kerr with her daughter after the tournament. (Above right) Local Caboolture players Owen Thompson and Cameron White winners of the Men’s Under 23s, with Charisma Kerr (middle).

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