Love of baseball unites brothers

Two brothers from St Patrick’s College Sutherland have recently returned from the US after representing Australia at international baseball tournaments.

Lachlan Regan, Year 9, and Brendan Regan, Year 7, played at the Senior League Baseball World Series in South Carolina and the U13 Cal Ripken Major/70 World Series in Missouri respectively during July and August.

Lachlan attended with his Cronulla representative team after winning the Australian National Youth Championships, while Brendan was chosen to join the Australian squad.

Their results at the tournaments were mixed, with Brendan’s team placing 6th and Lachlan’s losing all three games – but both brothers were full of praise for what they called an “experience of a lifetime”.

The brothers were introduced to baseball by their father, an American, and often train together.

“We hit off the tee together a lot, and sometimes we throw and pitch,” said Lachlan.

They hope they can both attend the Senior League Baseball World Series in 2019.

I like baseball because there’s always a chance to redeem yourself

– Brendan Regan

“I like baseball because there’s always a chance to redeem yourself – if you miss a fielding play you can go out and hit the ball and improve the team’s performance by scoring a run or getting on base,” said Brendan.

“Lachlan and I always practice together but this year I think we’ll play together – it’ll be a good bit of competition.”

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