After training seven days a week, the hard work paid off for 12-year-old Adam and 15-year-old Travis when they were both selected to represent Perth at this week’s South East Asian Youth Baseball and Softball Tournament in Singapore.
‘They are really committed to playing professionally one day,’ mum Tina said.
Adam and Travis will compete in the U13 Minors and U19 Seniors teams, respectively, against the top Bangkok, Jakarta, Singapore and Manila teams until April 1.
Perth Allstars director Caron Nichols said the tournament started more than 20 years ago to give young players the opportunity to experience the challenge of international competition.
‘Our Perth teams have a good reputation as being fair, friendly and competitive,’ Nichols said.
Nichols said the tournament was also a chance for players to impress talent scouts and attend college in the US.
‘Even though I’d play anywhere given the chance, I’m really hoping to one day play professionally in America,’ Travis said.
Over the past three years Adam and Travis have competed in the West Coast Charter, All-Stars Competition and Diamond Academy teams.
Both brothers said they were keen to bring home gold from Singapore.