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January 12, 2014

BB signs with WC

All-state SS Allen to play at Weatherford College


“WC likes everything about Bethany,” Tarver said. “She is the complete package, a five-tool player.

“She has speed, has a great arm and is an outstanding hitter who can hit for average and with power.

“She is a tough kid, and she does whatever it takes.

“When you see her play, her uniform will always be dirty because she dives for balls, and over the years I have seen her come up with plays you think she can’t make.

“She is smart, she understands the game and understands situations.”

Tarver said he knew Allen would be special at an early age.

“When she was nine years old we had her playing with us in a 12 (years old)-under tournament, and when she was 12 she was playing with us in an 18-under tournament, and she batted in the leadoff spot,” he said. “But she also comes from a super athletic family, so I pretty much knew all along she would be special.

“WC is a young program but they established themselves very quickly. They are well coached, and this is a good choice to also be close to home.

She can make a name for herself and move on from there to bigger things.”

Bethany’s father, Garry Allen, is happy his only daughter is staying close to home for the time being.

“I am very happy for Bethany,” Garry Allen said.”She has done everything she has set out to do. She was born a special athlete, and her ability is a gift from God.

“Bethany could have gone anywhere she wanted, but I asked her to stay a little closer.

“I don’t want my kids spread out all over the country.”

Allen’s oldest son, Bryson, plays college baseball in Kansas.

“I think,” Garry Allen continued, “she chose Weatherford College for me. “

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