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Ward Twins 'Fighting Together' for Fluvanna County Baseball

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Andrew and Kevin Ward are identical twins Andrew and Kevin Ward are identical twins
Kevin Ward pitched a perfect game as a freshman Kevin Ward pitched a perfect game as a freshman
Andrew Ward expects to pitch this Friday after undergoing Tommy John surgery back in January of 2017 Andrew Ward expects to pitch this Friday after undergoing Tommy John surgery back in January of 2017
FLUVANNA COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) -

The odds of birthing identical twins are 1-in-250. 

Head coach Joel Gray says, "They had a set the year before I joined the staff, and they were outstanding baseball players from what I was told."

Fluvanna County sophomores Andrew and Kevin Ward are identical twins. 

Kevin was born just seven minutes after his older brother Andrew and the duo has been playing baseball together for a long time.

"We were working with the middle school and I was showing them how to throw a change up," says Gray. "I couldn't keep which one was straight for anything in the world."

Andrew Ward says, "I just turn around and say, 'I'm not Kevin."

Reporter: How often does that still happen?

"A lot, a lot," says Ward. "In school too."

Both are great baseball players but the twins have their differences.

"One throws harder than the other," says junior catcher Jacob Critzer. "That's the only way I can tell them apart."

Reporter: Who throws harder?

"Andrew has him by quite a bit," says Critzer. 

"Yeah, he actually does," says Kevin Ward. "He uses a lot more lower half but I'm more accurate than him."

Kevin has thrown two perfect games during his pitching career.

On the other hand, Andrew has been recovering from Tommy John elbow surgery since January of 2017.

"Its going to take about two years for me to fully recover,"says Andrew Ward. "Right now I'm doing pretty well. I can throw 83 miles per hour."

After nearly a year-and-a-half of recovery, Andrew is expected to pitch on Friday of this week.

"I could tell he'd been wanting to get out and pitch every time I pitched," says Kevin Ward. "He's always wishing he was out there pitching, but other than that I tell him to do his things and make sure he stays healthy with his arm."

Despite Andrew's absence from the mound, he's still fielding, hitting and competing.

Especially against his brother Kevin.

Kevin says, "If he hits one out, he tries to get me to hit one out or if I make good plays in the field, he gets mad about and he tries to do more than me."

"They're best friends," says Gray. "A lot of brother have their ins and outs but those two get along great."

Andrew says, "At home we fight a lot but when it comes to baseball we're together, and we fight together."

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