Munro rising in softball ranks

By Kirra Livingstone

16-YEAR-OLD Indy Munro is a rising star in softball and baseball, playing in multiple representative teams across both sports, having only starting six years ago.

Her inspiration to start playing softball when she was 10, which she said was based on her brother starting to play, but has fallen in love with the sport herself. “I started playing because my older brother signed up to play and I wanted to play with him,” she said.

“I like playing in a team sport and the high intensity of playing in the older age groups.”

The pitcher and short stop started out strong in softball, making the Queensland representative team after her first year.

“In 2016 I played my first Queensland tournament, we went through undefeated and we won that, so it was good,” the Beerwah State High student said.

“I didn’t expect to get picked, I was the first 10-year-old girl to make that team, and I didn’t think much of it because I had just started a year before.”

Unfortunately for Indy, she is at a halt in softball and baseball now, after sustaining a serious injury which will stop her from playing for another nine months.

“I was at the Queensland baseball training and then I was just running and snapped my ACL.”

However, this won’t stop Indy’s aspirations as she hopes to go to an international representative event in America early next year to play softball at the highest level.