GAWLER Rangers baseballer Sarah-Jane Jameson will travel to Geelong for the 2018 Women’s National Championships this Easter, as part of the South Australian side.
The 30-year-old has previously represented the state in cricket, and has spent the past weekend in Geraldton with the SA Outbacks team.
However, Jameson has only been playing baseball for three months, since the formation of the Rangers’ women’s side.
“It’s good fun, I’ve only done it for something different and, obviously, the guys down town saw something in me,” she said.
“The coach pulled me aside after training down in town and he asked how long had I been playing for, and I told him.
“They said I look like someone who can pitch who hasn’t been taught how to, and I said it’s because of 15 years of cricket.
“I’ve still got a lot to learn, but I’m looking forward to the challenge; anything I do I want to put 100 per cent energy into it.”
Despite the differences in the sports, Jameson said she’s found the transition from cricket to baseball easy.
“I can, actually, hit a baseball better than a cricket ball,” she said.
“Being a ‘lower-order hack’ in cricket means my favourite shot is over cow corner.
“So, coming to a baseball plate, that’s my only shot.”
Despite only spending three months at the club so far, Jameson couldn’t speak any higher of the Rangers.
“It’s a really good club out here, the main family, the Skewes family, I’ve known them through footy, and it was Brooke that put the flier out for the come and try day,” she said.
“It’s a great family club.”