"Even if you thought you had a terrible game, she would always say, 'Honey, you did so great,'" Bryson said with a laugh. "Some things you'd struggle in, but when you came home to mom, she was always there to help. She was always there to pick you up, get you up off the ground and say, 'Everything's going to be OK. We're going to get through this.'"
"My mom was always the one to give you a hug after the game, even if you didn't want one," Braxton said with a smile. "It was always a fun car ride home, because you're talking to mom, but then [dad's] all mad and just driving, pointing out everything else, and mom's just like, 'You did fine.'"
The kids said it was their mother who instilled in them the importance of teamwork and putting others before themselves. To this day, no matter how good of a game an Allen has, the first people they give credit to are their teammates.
"She told us to never be negative in a game, always have your head up and pick everyone else up," Braxton said. "It's not all about you, it's about everybody else. You can't win a baseball game by yourself."
Since their mother's death, the Allens said they have been driven to perform at their best in her honor. Perhaps it's a major reason why their 2014 stats were so jaw-dropping.
"It's pushed us," Bethany said of the tragedy. "I play for her, because what she loved to do was watch us. It makes me play better and I obviously had a pretty good season, so I know she was there watching."