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Allen mom coaches little league after daughter was kicked off

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ALLEN, Texas -

When a little girl was cut from a little league baseball team last year, her mom decided she need to do something about.

So, mom became a coach and started her own team.

Tami Kimball used to watch her kids from the bleachers. Now, she's coaching her 8-year-old daughter Anna and 7-year-old son Carson on the Bulldogs.

"I try to be as good as Carson at throwing because he's a really good thrower. He throws farther and harder and I throw really accurate," said Anna Kimball.

Anna and brother Carson used to play together on another team. But the coach kicked Anna off the team because he didn't want girls on the team. He wanted the team to be more competitive.

That's when Tami Kimball stepped up to the plate. She and her Bulldogs are preparing for their 3rd season. They don't win many games but they still played in a high level tournament. They lost the tournament, but walked away with a spirit award.

"They were excited to learn, to play. They just had more spirit than any team out there," said Eric Power with the Robbie Robertson Tournament.

After Anna lost her spot on the other team, the Allen Sports Association created select, recreational and instructional categories.

"There's a place for everybody. There's a place for girls who want to play baseball, maybe don't want to play softball yet," said Bulldogs coach Tami Kimball.

Not only is she teaching little kids how to play ball, she's inspiring her son.

"Because our family is in it. My mom and brother's helping out, my sister's playing," said Carson Kimball.

The Bulldogs open their season Saturday.

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