HEATHCOTE’S Deakan Jung played a starring role in Bendigo Baseball’s championship victory earlier this month.
Jung, 12, belted one out of the park at the U12 championships to guide Bendigo to victory. He also picked up the most valuable player award for his performance.
Jung said that he started seriously playing baseball when he fell in love with the game after stepping on the field for the Traralgon Red Sox for the first time.
He began playing baseball for Bendigo in April and has also represented the La Trobe Valley.