ASK Lismore baseballer Lachlan Allen why he supports the Boston Red Sox in Major League Baseball in the United States and he has a simple answer.
"Because it's Boston," he says.
And it's the same no-nonsense attitude that helped the 13-year-old pick up the Most Valuable Player award for Queensland in the Under-14 National Youth Championships in Perth.
Lachlan is best known for his pitching but also did well with the bat in the eight-day competition that finished on Saturday.
The MVP award also won him a hot pink backpack that the entire team signed.
"It was a bit of a team joke. If you did something stupid during the week you got the pink bag," Lachlan said.
"It turns out whoever got the MVP was going to end up having to keep it."
Lachlan has already represented Australia in the Under-13s and played in the Cal Ripken international series in the United States last year.
"I just try to play my best and whatever happens, happens," Lachlan said.
"I hit the most runs and struck out at least 10 players."
He aims to play for Australia again this season and continue with Easts Redbirds on the Far North Coast.