Four childhood friends, all members of a small baseball club in Curl Curl, have been selected to play for New South Wales at the Australian Youth Championships in Redcliffe on Monday.
The boys – Zac Morris, Dan Miller and James Lander, all 16, and 15-year-old Luke Donaghey – are part of the Manly Seasiders Baseball Club.
From a playing base of 140 juniors the club fielded three U/16 teams in the Manly Warringah District Junior Baseball competition. The Seasiders teams ran first, second and third.
The club subsequently had 10 players of 14 selected in the Manly team – that won the state Senior League Championships.
Then they won bronze in the National League Championships.
Today four of them are off to play for the state.
This is the little club that could.