TSP Walkdown 1B/RHP Courtney Allen continues high school success, notches four hit, five RBI performance

By: Luke White

Courtney Allen, a first baseman and right-handed pitcher for TSP Walkdown, carries the same approach at the plate in every at-bat.

“I’m swinging for the fences every time.”

This mindset has paid dividends for the 2023 graduate of South Oak Cliff High School (TX). Fittingly nicknamed “Diesel,” Allen was named the District 12-5A offensive player of the year in 2021 while earning first team all-district honors. Additionally, he finished the season with a .642 batting average, the highest across the state within the 5A classification.

Allen’s performance on Wednesday, June 8, at the AABC Connie Mack World Series Qualifier was yet another example of his offensive success. The six-foot, 231-pounder went a perfect 4-for-4 with two triples and five RBIs in an 11-6 win over the WF Buffs.

“I went into the game knowing I had to produce for my team,” Allen said. “It wasn’t a one-player thing, it was a team thing.”

Allen’s productive performance comes a week after a strong showing at the Dallas ISD Showcase. Allen displayed an 83 mph infield velocity while hitting batting practice home runs into the wind at the showcase.

While his team finished the tournament with a 1-3 record, Allen still took positives away from the week while looking forward to the rest of the summer.

“A win means we’re getting better as a team,” Allen said. “We take that into practice and work harder. My goal is to keep smacking the baseball like I’ve been smacking the baseball, while our team goal is to keep working as a team and keep winning while staying strong throughout the season.”

When asked about his goals for playing baseball at the next level, Allen kept his response short and sweet.

“I just want to get to the MLB.”

With the way he’s playing, nothing is out of the picture.

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