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June 1, 2014

All-en the family

Allen siblings bound together by remarkable talent

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"Not many people can go out and play with their brother and sister and have them be competitive with everything you do."

As the only girl in the equation, Bethany – affectionately called "BB" by her friends and family – said the competition has not only helped them all to be better, but also has helped her to hold her own, in particular.

"It made me tough," she said. "It helps me a lot. They're guys, so they're obviously tougher anyway, and they just push me to be better."

"Plus, she gets her way," Garry quipped, prompting a laugh from his kids. 

For Braxton, life has been a mission to try and be as good as his two older siblings.

"I've got a guy who's played all-state high school baseball, all-conference in college, BB's all-state in softball and now they're both playing in college," he said. "They're doing all these big things and I've got some really big shoes to fill. It's what I've been trying to do ever since I've been growing up. It's thanks to Bryson and BB that I am who I am today, and especially my parents. I wouldn't be anything if it wasn't for everyone in my family."

All three of the Allen kids came by baseball and softball quite naturally. 

Garry played baseball at Midwestern State and Ranger Junior College, even earning a tryout from the Chicago Cubs in Paris, Texas, before he decided to hang up his cleats and pursue a career in law enforcement. 

When his kids took a liking to the sport, Garry said he was more than happy to help them along.

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