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Central's Kelley is Athlete of the Week

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PHENIX CITY, Ala. -

Phenix City-Central softball sophomore Allie Kelley posted a 7-1 record in the Gulf Shores Classic over spring break, leading the Red Devils to a fourth-place finish in the 68-team tournament.

For that, she is our WRBL Athlete of the Week.

Kelley also leads the team with six home runs and 27 runs driven in. But ask her about her stats, and she turns the attention to her teammates.

"I can't do it all by myself," Kelley said. "When you have a defense like them, you know when the ball's hit, they're going to catch it, and you know they're always going to have your back and they're always going to be there for you."

Kelley, who followed up the Gulf Shores Classic performance with a six-inning perfect game over Opelika on Tuesday, impresses not only with her skill, but her attitude as well.

"When you look at a 6-foot-1 tenth grader who's got the velocity, got the movement she has, it is absolutely just outstanding to watch," said head coach Bobby Cook. "But more importantly, she brings the mental. She is a complete team player: selfless, humble, energetic, wants to win; at the same time, more focused at being there for her teammates more than anything else. Just a joy and a pleasure to be around."

The Red Devils' season continues next Tuesday, April 9, against Prattville on the road.

Jonathan Huskey

Jonathan comes to News 3 from Fort Smith/Fayetteville, Ark., where he anchored weekends and reported during the week on some of the best high school sports in the state. More>>

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