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Rising Stars

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  1. Rising Star: For 2023 Kayden Henry, Mediocrity Is Not An Option

    Rising Star: For 2023 Kayden Henry, Mediocrity Is Not An Option

    Oct 12, 2020

    One of the first things you’ll notice when scrolling through Kayden Henry’s Twitter feed is the post pinned to the top. It’s a quote from Bob Shipley, a former Texas high school coach and...

  2. Rising Star: 2022 IF Avery Weisbrook Isn't Afraid To Take Chances

    Rising Star: 2022 IF Avery Weisbrook Isn't Afraid To Take Chances

    Oct 6, 2020

    During the 2019 CIF Southern Section semifinals, South Torrance (California) High freshman infielder Avery Weisbrook came to bat in the sixth inning against Roosevelt. The game was scorel...

  3. Rising Star: 2023 Shortstop Tallen Edwards Lives For The Big Moments

    Rising Star: 2023 Shortstop Tallen Edwards Lives For The Big Moments

    Sep 28, 2020

    At 15, Birmingham Thunderbolts shortstop Tallen Edwards already knows as much about running a business as many adults. She didn’t have to look far for a successful blueprint. Her father L...

  4. Rising Star: Nadia Barbary, 2022 Shortstop Bound For Mississippi State

    Rising Star: Nadia Barbary, 2022 Shortstop Bound For Mississippi State

    Sep 21, 2020

    Every once in a while, a coach’s dream comes true. For Atlanta Premier Gold coach Steven Locke, it happened in a remarkable way.

  5. Rising Star: 2022 Outfielder Dakota Kennedy Chooses Arizona

    Rising Star: 2022 Outfielder Dakota Kennedy Chooses Arizona

    Sep 14, 2020

    Before the recruiting rules changed in 2018, the temptation to commit early was overpowering, especially for a player as highly sought after as Dakota Kennedy.

  6. Rising Star: How 2022 Shortstop Avery Fantucci Adjusts To New Normal

    Rising Star: How 2022 Shortstop Avery Fantucci Adjusts To New Normal

    Aug 25, 2020

    Living life to the fullest is more than a catchphrase for EC Bullets-Schnute 18U infielder Avery Fantucci. In a year filled with uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic, having fun...