Daniel ‘Radio’ Fenton, 16, is on the team for the second time, and has played softball since he was nine.
He is a catcher in his local softball club, the Thornlie Hawkes, and is a catcher for the state team.
Daniel set aside baseball this year to play softball year round and focus on his State opportunity.
He started out playing teeball at five years and plays softball and baseball each year as they run on opposite seasons.
Mum Gayna Phillips said all her children – four boys and a girl – have played softball.
‘Daniel chose softball and Brodie followed while the two older boys no longer play sport,’ she said.
‘Brodie also plays Aussie Rules in the winter.’
Brodie Phillips, 14, is a second baseman for the State team.
He will travel with Daniel to play in the Arthur Allsopp Shield for nine days at the Hawker International Softball Complex from January 5 to 11.
Local business support is being requested to help fund the boys’ ambitions as the travel costs are expected to total $6000.