Over the weekend, the Queensland Little Girls State Titles captivated baseball enthusiasts as the Brisbane combined team, comprising players from the Brisbane North, SouthWest charter and Brisbane Metro regions, clashed with Gold Coast at the Ipswich Musketeers baseball club.
Scheduled as a three-game tournament brimming with anticipation, the showdown faced an unexpected challenge as the third game was washed out due to persistent rain.  As Brisbane had won the first two games, they were already deemed tournament champions and awarded the series.  The Brisbane team will head to Lismore in May to compete at the first ever Little League Girls’ Championships. 
Adding an extra layer of prestige to the event, the trophy and medal presentation was conducted by representatives from the Queensland Women’s Team, Lyndsey Campbell, Britany Wyllie, Molly Paddison (Qld Maroon), and Tiffanie Morris (Qld White). Their inspiring presence and words resonated with the aspiring players, highlighting their recent journey to the Nationals in Melbourne where Queensland Maroon brought home bronze.
Curiosity may arise as to why this championship was held, especially considering the previous Girls’ State Titles were hosted in December 2023. The explanation lies in the timing of the announcement regarding the Australian Little League Girls Championship in Lismore. Discussions ensued with BQ and regions to navigate the swift turnaround effectively. With four months separating the December event and the Nationals announcement, concerns regarding age eligibility for teams and players necessitated this adjustment.
It’s essential to note that this deviation from the usual schedule will be a one-time occurrence. From the Girls’ State Titles tournament in December this year, the winning team will represent Queensland at the National tournament in 2025. This decision ensures fairness and equal opportunity for all aspiring athletes while upholding the spirit of competition and sportsmanship.