"This year has been a lot of fun because we've come together as a family."
With Diane Runge being the older sister.
Runge is one of two seniors on the Fresno State softball team so she's one of the team leaders.
She's also the older sister to her brother, Shota, who plays on the Fresno State baseball team.
"I know that he's having a lot of fun and made some good friends on the team so I try to get out there as much as I can but it doesn't happen too often," she says. "But I'm definitely excited when I go see him."
Shota Runge is two years younger than Diane. He's a redshirt freshman and a reserve player for the Bulldogs, who's only appeared in five games.
"We know how hard it is just to get here, how hard it is just to be able to go through this and school at the same time," he says.
Diane went through the same thing.
In her first three seasons on the softball team, she started a total of 22 games, used mostly as a pinch runner. This season, she's started all 30 of Fresno State's games and has the fourth-best batting average on the team.
"It's awesome, I like it," says Shota in response to being asked what it's like to watch his sister play across Cedar Avenue. "I used to watch her when I was at Buchanan...it's fun, the atmosphere over there is fun."
Says Diane, "I've always come in and done what I could for the team and that's what the team needed from me.
"But it's nice to be on the field now and to live up to the hard work that I've put in."
And she's doing it in her hometown...while living at home.
Diane and Shota are both from Clovis. They were both standouts at Buchanan High School, who both won valley championships, and, in Shota's case, a high school national championship.
"Yeah I believe it makes us closer," says Shota. "We help each other out."
"He definitely shows off his rings, he has this whole ring collection in his room," smiles Diane. "We both have taken the achievements that we've had and supported one another."