IL Athlete of the Week (Week of January 13, 2020)


Lee Allen, Jr., Lincoln Blue Tigers

Congratulations to Lee Allen, Jr. of Lincoln baseball. The Blue Tiger is one of only 80 high school athletes invited to MLB’s Dream Series in Arizona January 16-20. The event will include baseball workouts with MLB scouts, as well as colĀ­lege and university coaches in attendance.

Allen, Jr., a junior at Lincoln pitches and plays shortstop for the Blue Tigers. He was named IL Baseball Player of the Year for the 2019 season, as well as 2nd Team All-District. On the year, Allen, Jr. batted .559 with 29 RBI and 36 stolen bases. He also went 7-1 on the mound with a 1.96 ERA and 72 strikeouts in just 41 1/3 innings. (Photo by Carmen Gudino)

To learn more about Lee Allen, Jr., please read Ray Weikal’s feature article on him here: