By SALLY HEPPLESTON
IT WAS lucky quadruplet Brooke Dimech was wearing her grey tracksuit pants when she went to watch her three siblings play baseball a few weeks ago.
Normally a netballer, Brooke was asked to fill in when the Diamond Creek Devils under 17 team was short a few players. Her sister Emily and brothers Clayton and Jack are regulars in the team.
“I’ve had a hit before but I’ve not played. The coach asked me if I wanted to fill in, so I thought I’d give it a go,” Brooke said.
The 16-year-olds from Hurstbridge attend Diamond Valley College.
Mum Rachel Dimech said the grey tracksuit pants were the Saturday morning “go to outfit” for staying warm watching her siblings, and that luckily grey pants were part of the club uniform. Her husband Simon sent her a text message from the ground to say Brooke had been asked to fill in. She said she was disappointed to miss the game, the first time in the season she wasn’t able to get there.
“I think they had a lot of fun, it was pretty cool,” Mrs Dimech said.
“My husband and my dad were there to watch, he goes every week.
“The coach seemed to be pretty happy with them all, and that’s the main thing.”
Emily said it was a buzz for all four of them to be on the field at the same time and that they were able to get a 14-5 win over Essendon.
“It is something that’s never happened before, it was pretty exciting,” she said.
Clayton, who has played baseball along with brother Jack for three years, said it was a memorable day. He said Brooke did really well considering she’d never played before and even managed to get a hit to get on base a couple of times.
Jack said he looked forward to having another opportunity for all four of them to take the field again.
Brooke said for the time being, she’d stick with netball but that she liked the experience of playing with her siblings.
“It was really fun and I’d do it again,” she said.