Zali Adams selected for United States softball squad tour

EXCITEMENT: Zali Adams will take a step to fulfilling her dream of playing American college softball when she tours the United States this year.

EXCITEMENT: Zali Adams will take a step to fulfilling her dream of playing American college softball when she tours the United States this year.

Port Pirie softball prodigy Zali Adams is set to show the United States what she’s made of after being selected in the SportsLink softball squad.

The team will tour the United States in June and July, playing against some of the best softball teams in America while also showing off her talents to American college coaches and talent scouts.

Zali is one of only three South Australian players to make the 14-strong squad.

Her selection in the team stemmed from her recent strong performances as a part of South Australia’s third placing at the National Under-15 Girls’ Regional Softball Championships in Western Australia in January.

With the bright lights of softball’s founding country firmly in her sights, Zali’s excitement was hard to contain.

“I’m excited and very happy,” Zali said.

Despite talk of a few days off during the tour to go and see the sights – including a trip to the Grand Canyon – Zali remained focused, saying she was definitely more excited for the softball.

The opportunity to perform in front of industry professionals offers the Cougars’ pitcher the chance to turn her dream of playing college softball in America into a reality.

The SportsLink tour is endorsed by Softball Australia and provides a pathway for promising young players.

Zali thanked her parents and the Port Pirie community for their support.

She also thanked her uncle, Jeff Adams, who is donating a cow for Zali to sell in a unique offer of support to help cover the costs of the trip.

Zali’s father Justin also thanked all local businesses, Nyrstar and the Port Pirie Sporting Association for their support of Zali’s achievements.