LIGHTNING-FAST baseball pitcher Aaron Wilkins will have rival batters on their toes when he plays for NSW in the national under-16s title at Geelong which started on Friday.
The 15-year-old Mets Baseball Club player will proudly wear the NSW colours at the championships which continue until Sunday, January 20. He will saddle up against the best in his age group in the land.
And the Clancy College, West Hoxton, student said he's also thrilled not only to be named in the team but as one of the pitchers.
The boom pitcher has been timed at his best throwing a sizzling 140 kilometres per hour.
"I was timed at that speed, 140 kilometres, playing for City against Country," Aaron said.
Aaron has been with the Mets Baseball Club for six years, Catherine Field Baseball Field is the home ground.
He started in the sport eight years ago and originally played with Ingleburn Magpies at Kennett Park before switching to the Mets.
Aaron is also a consistent performer playing representative games for Macarthur Baseball League.
"I have played in the NSW under-14s team before but this will be my first time with the NSW under-16s team," he said.
Aaron has been a regular in Macarthur Baseball League playing in the under-12s, 14s and under-16s representative teams.
He also plays for the Mets under-17s team in Macarthur Baseball League competition on Monday nights at Gilchrist Park, Campbelltown.
Two years ago, he received a silver medal playing for Macarthur Baseball League and he received the Most Valuable Player Award in the State Cup.
He credits his pitching coaches Shane Benson and Matt Williams for his skills.
"They have helped me with my speed and I have learned new pitching skills and some curve balls."
His weeks are busy with three nights of state squad training and playing for the Mets in the Macarthur Baseball League on Monday nights.
But Aaron Wilkins wouldn't have it any other way.