"Braxton's still young," Garry said. "He's got two more years to get better and improve. There's no doubt he could play at the next level. Whether he wants to or not, that's up to him."
Regardless of what the future holds, there is little doubt of the sheer impact that the games of baseball and softball have had on the Allen family's lives. Besides giving them a fun pass time that they've excelled at to the point of earning college scholarships, they said the game has also taught them a great deal about life.
"It's not just about the game, it's about life, too," Bryson said. "Sometimes in the game you'll have a good day, sometimes you'll have a bad day. It's the same way with life. Things might be going good or they might not. It's about how you respond to it.
"To know you played the great game of baseball, you know how much of an effect it has on your life."
"It's a game of highs and lows," Garry said. "It's probably one of the hardest games, because you don't try to be great, you try to be consistent."
And as far as this part of Texas goes, the Allen kids are among the most consistent you'll find anywhere. Perhaps Bethany put it best:
"We're just blessed," she said.
Blessed to excel at the game they love and blessed to impact the lives of others around them. The Allen family is truly one of a kind.