Born one minute apart, Nick and Ryan Deckert have never spent too much time away from each other. That relationship grew on the baseball diamond.
Nick Deckert says,
"We've been playing together for ever now."
And the duo will head to college together as Eagles.
"I'm just thankful that, I mean, it's the sport I love and I get to play for at least two more years and then ready to see what's next," Nick adds.
Ryan Deckert says,
"I've been waiting for this moment since I was about, since I started. I'm just ready to play some college baseball."
Both accepted scholarships to TCC but until then, the brothers make up two thirds of the Lions pitching rotation. For opposing hitters it's hard to tell the difference between the two. Both are left handed with very similar styles.
"They mix us up a lot because we came in back to back a little bit and a couple of guys had a different time adjusting to us because we both throw the same kind of stuff, only mine's a little bit better."
The southpaw brothers were offered scholarships together to other schools but the main reason for staying in town was for them to be close to their family.