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Madison Bumgarner
Entering baseball season, Kolby Allard is at the top of his game
Entering baseball season, Kolby Allard is at the top of his game

Kolby Allard exudes San Clemente cool. You detect it in his vocabulary by losing count how many times he says "awesome" in a five-minute conversation. You see it in the way he holds his surfboard leaving his garage. You feel it by how friendly his dog, Splitter, greets strangers. Most of all, his coolness screams out when he's on a pitching mound hurling 95-mph fastballs left-handed wearing his San Clemente High baseball hat. At 17, Allard enters the 2015 season as Southern California's top pro prospect. There has been so much fuss lately that his mother, Kristi, asks, "Is that really Kolby?" He's still the fun-loving, loyal neighborhood kid who...

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