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Allen Webster is impressing Red Sox

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Allen Webster knew he wanted to play baseball after he graduated from McMichael High School in 2008. But he assumed it would be for nearby Rockingham County Community College.

A shortstop and occasional pitcher, Webster was from Madison, N.C., a small town just a few miles from the Virginia border. His high school team had a tradition of success but rarely produced any prospects.

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