Coby's big pitch

Coby Mitchell, 13, has been selected to represent Victoria in the Under 14 Kookaburras baseball tour of the US.
Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Coby Mitchell, 13, has been selected to represent Victoria in the Under 14 Kookaburras baseball tour of the US. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

SUNRAYSIA baseballer Coby Mitchell, 13, will follow in the footsteps of his Major League Baseball (MLB) idol in the United States this year.

The “pocket rocket”, as he is known at his Mildura club Hawks, was selected in the under 14 team for the Victorian Kookaburras junior baseball tour of the sport’s homeland in July. 

Juniors from across Victoria tried out for the Kookaburras’ ­under 14 and under 16 teams for the annual tour, with Coby the only boy from Sunraysia and the only indigenous player selected in the combined Victorian squad of 26.

The Barkandji-Paakantyi boy impressed at a series of tryouts in Melbourne last year to earn selection.

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