Inside the Story: 'Triple threat' plays on Herriman High's varsity baseball team

Inside the Story: 'Triple threat' plays on Herriman High's varsity baseball team (Photo: KUTV)

(KUTV) Every team that faces Herriman High School's varsity baseball team is coming up against a triple threat--three brothers who play on the team.

Ashton, Baylor, and Cole Rich aren't just brothers. They're triplets.

"To say the least, it's been fun," said Cole. "Our whole life, we kind of had someone to hang out with and have fun with."

The so-called "Richlets" were born minutes apart on April 30, 1999.

Cole and Baylor are identical, and Ashton is fraternal.

"I'm the better-looking one out of the three of them," joked Ashton.

The fact that they were triplets came as a surprise to their parents. Their mother initially was told she was having twins, and then a couple of weeks later, the doctors told her she was having the third baby.

"We were pretty crazy, just running around everywhere," said Ashton.

The brothers are very competitive in everything they do, especially when it comes to sports.

"We always try to see who's better. It always seems to push us a little further," Ashton said.

But that competitive spirit has paid off. All the boys were able to make the baseball team at Herriman High when they were freshman.

"We were always kind of afraid of that, 'What if Ashton makes it and me and Cole don't make it?'" said Baylor.

Now all three are starting on the varsity team, with Cole on short stop, Baylor in outfield, and Ashton on second base.

They are now seniors and will soon be leaving the nest. They are all planning to leave on LDS missions this summer.

When they return, they hope to try and play baseball at a college level.