ONE day she'd like to write teenage fantasy novels, but Toowoomba schoolgirl Jess Larkin was happy to launch her career with a "cool" children's book, Finnley's Great Escape. The colourful book was officially launched at the Empire Theatre Church in Toowoomba yesterday. The Harristown High School teen and her co-writers worked with Toowoomba author Emma Mactaggart during a three-day intensive creative writing and illustration workshop to produce the book. Condamine Alliance principal project officer for science Nina Woods said the young writers and illustrators had used the project to showcase their talents and raise awareness about the threat of the pest fish tilapia. Condamine Alliance and the Rural Weekly have 10 copies of the book to give away to readers. To win, readers need to SMS the answer to "What pest fish is a big threat to our local rivers and native fish?

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Garson allowed two hits and two runs in his five innings to record his second win of the season. Garson lowered his ERA to 3. Hillsdale , coached by former Major Leaguer Paul Noce, grabbed a lead off Garson without a hit in the seventh. The Chargers had back-to-back walks and used a sacrifice bunt with one out to put runners on second and third. Garson's wild pitch put the first run of the game on the board. The Wolverines exploded with six consecutive hits after two outs in the bottom of the seventh for the winning rally against Ryan Anderson, the third of four Charger pitchers.

Harris, after making the nice defensive play, led off the eighth with a double, only the second hit of the game for the Chargers. Hillsdale put two on after two out in the ninth as 1B Kevin Gilchrist singled and losing pitcher Anderson, who moved to rightfield during the seventh-inning pitching change, walked.

Lollio paced the Wolverines as he reached base four times, going 2-for-2 with a pair of walks, and he also had a sacrifice bunt. Wright, wearing jersey No.

Jominy and Rutkowski had doubles, the lone extra-base hits for the Wolverines. Michigan hosts Purdue in a four-game Big Ten series to close out the regular season starting with a single nine-inning game on Friday May 17, 3 p.

Korecky is with 4. The twinbill starts at 1 p. Contact: Jim Schneider Search Button. Share Tweet E-mail Print. More Baseball. You Might Also Like. All Rights Reserved.


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A bunch of kids, a baseball diamond, and some bats. McKay coaches a team called the Baby Bees that includes his son, Sam, Sam and a group of his teammates joined Miracle League of Ottawa players who have special needs for a game at the Navan Road baseball diamond. Story continues below.


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