Three Provo Bulldog Softball-ers–Taylor, Emily, and Kacie Allman–were recently recognized by The Daily Herald in an article written by Jared Lloyd.
Provo assistant softball coach Shane Allman loves watching his daughter get a big hit at the plate or make a big play in the field, then either start around the bases or head to the dugout with a big grin on her face.
“I love seeing them run past me,” he said. “It’s great to see the joy they get from succeeding.”
It’s an experience he gets to enjoy frequently — since he has three daughters currently playing on the varsity team for the Bulldogs.
The Allman sisters — senior Taylor, sophomore Emily and freshman Kacie — have helped Provo to bounce back from a tough preseason to start 4-0 in Region 8 play.
“This year we have finally put all of the pieces to the puzzle together,” said Taylor, who has been the ace in the circle for the Bulldogs. “This year we shine like we’ve always wanted to. I give a lot of credit to my teammates and my sisters, because without them I wouldn’t be the pitcher I am today.”
Provo head coach Jose Ventura said each of the trio brings something different to his lineup.
“They are totally different people, all three of them,” he explained. “Taylor has a little more fire and she has a no-lose attitude. She’s a great pitcher and a good hitter as well.
“Then you have Emily and she is like the goofball of the family. I need her to be in a happy mood, joking around, and then she’s more productive. She has so much power, she can change the game at any time. The freshman is more serious and is very competitive. She doesn’t have the experience but she’s very good and is only going to get better.”
All three are excellent softball players, as evidenced by a recent stat line from a league win:
- Taylor: 3-for-4 at the plate, pitched a no-hitter shutout with nine strikeouts.
- Emily: One home run, one triple, one single, nine RBI.
- Kacie: Played second base, 3-for-4 at the plate with three RBI.
See photos and read Lloyd’s entire article by clicking here.