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Alexis Yates

Nov 30, 2008 04:00PM ● By Super Admin

Alexis Yates is one nine-year-old who likes to run. Fast. Last June, she was the champion of the Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit, and Run Super Regional Competition in Roseville, earning her an all-expense paid trip to New York for the Nationals. Although she didn’t win the championship, she came in a close second for girls in her age group. “I think I did good on the running, but I didn’t score any points in the hitting,” Alexis explains. She did however, win the title of the “fastest base runner” in her age group! She vows to try again next year, after working on her pitching and hitting skills. “I hit ground balls, and in the contest, [the ball] has to be up in the air.”

Her father, Garrett couldn’t be more proud of his athletic daughter. He attributes her success to her talent in athleticism and speed. “We always knew she was fast, but we didn’t know how fast,” he says. Alexis is also an avid soccer player, and while her parents often find it challenging managing both their daughters’ busy practice schedules, they agree that sports are a crucial part of their children’s education. “It builds character, teamwork, strong will, and the desire to succeed,” he states. “[Alexis will] continue playing sports, continue to grow, so that she can possibly get a scholarship, [and] further her education. Ultimately, education is the most important thing to achieve in all of this.”

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