It's as easy as one, two, three for the Glaeser triplets
At Woodbury High School's baseball stadium, there seems to be an echo ringing in the dugouts of Royals baseball.
As the Woodbury VFW team prepared for its last home game on Wednesday, July 25, there seemed to be a repeating name placed on the lineup card for the Royals.
After the first three batters went up to bat for Woodbury, Nick Glaeser's name was called on the speakers. After his at-bat, the speakers echoed with the name of Alex Glaeser. Finally, the sixth batter in the lineup, Trent Glaeser, was called.
It's not a coincidence that all three of these players' names have the same last name. They are brothers, but not just brothers. They're triplets.
"I'm the oldest out of the three," Alex said.
"He makes sure to tell us about him being the oldest pretty much every day," Trent said jokingly.
Alex was the first triplet to be born. Nick was the second triplet to be born two minutes after Alex. Trent came four minutes after Alex.
These three brothers enjoy having each other by their sides. They agree that they're never bored and share everything together including their love and passion for the game of baseball.
The triplets started playing baseball in second grade and became naturals of the sport. They enjoyed how the game was played and the success they were able to have on each of their teams.
The Glaeser brothers have been on the same team since, and it's led to team chemistry being higher, and their group of friends being pretty similar.
They agreed that they don't mind having the same friends because they share the same interests in sports and in high school.
The three of them played football, while Trent and Nick played basketball and Alex played hockey during the winter season. Alex has a small friend group with the hockey players, but it seems like everyone respects everyone regardless of what sport they're playing at the time.
The three of them played these sports throughout their childhood, but once they came into high school the focus was on baseball. They knew how dominant the baseball program became under coach Kevin McDermott and they wanted to be a part of those teams.
"The great part of this program is that you learn while you grow," Nick said. "Coach McDermott teaches you the aspects of baseball and life to build you into a better player and a better person. It's a great program to be a part of for my high school career."
The triplets also have an older brother that's four years older and an older sister that's six years older. Those two siblings have helped the triplets learn more about life and have become role models to guide the boys through high school and the future.
Even though all three of these brothers enjoy different positions on the field, they enjoy being around each other each day. During the VFW season, most fans saw the triplets around the infield at the corner positions, first and third, and a little bit of second.
The perfect moment was when two of them were at the corners and the other was on the mound pitching. On that Wednesday that concluded Woodbury's VFW season, Alex was at third and Trent was at first, while Nick was pitching.
Nick looked at Alex, then glanced behind him at Trent. There was a small smile across his face knowing he was playing with his brothers.
"It's been so much fun playing next to these two guys," Nick said. "I can't wait to continue to keep playing with them in high school as Royals."