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June 1, 2014

All-en the family

Allen siblings bound together by remarkable talent

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"I kind of helped them out because that's how I got my school paid for, playing baseball," he said. "That's something I knew. But they picked up on it and took off with it. They were born with the athleticism and it came easier to them than most people, but they put the time in and did what they needed to do."

Each of the Allen siblings said they fell in love with the sport in their own way. For Bethany, she said it was when she discovered she was good at it while playing select ball in middle school with many of the girls who eventually became her high school teammates.

Braxton said his love affair began the moment he first picked up a baseball and he's been playing ever since he could walk. Bryson's story is much the same.

"Going out and playing catch everyday with this guy, here," he said, placing his hands on his dad's shoulders. "Once you have somebody that you have that bond with, like me and him going out and playing catch and hitting every day, it's something you can't replace. It's something you will always cherish for the rest of your life. 

"There's not many kids that can say, 'I played catch with my dad. I hit with him every day and spent all my time with him playing the game that we both love and both are pretty good at. It's stuff like that you don't forget and always hold on to. The good Lord above gave us great talent and skill, he just helped us perfect it."

Garry gave his kids essentially a second coach at home, helping them always to perfect their game. But sometimes, the kids joked, having that second coach wasn't all it was cracked up to be.

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