Lincoln Middle School seventh grader Rex
Evans is Baseball Central's Allstar for
the month of November.

The versatile thirteen year old, who is most often found
behind the plate as a catcher or guarding second
base, credits Baseball Central's Alex Anguiano with helping him
to develop his hitting prowess over the past three years.

Currently playing his baseball with the local club team, Easton Arsenal, Evans had an amazing experience this past summer as a member of the Santa Monica Pony All-Star team that went all the way to the Bronco League World Series.  

"It felt like a regular tournament, except for the fact that there were international teams there," he said.  "It was crazy seeing teams like Puerto Rico and Chinese Taipei."

Representing the United States in the four-day tourney against squads from Asia, the Caribbean and Mexico, Evans' All-Star team made the World Series Championship Game, but ultimately lost to Puerto Rico.

Evans' middle school achievements are equally impressive; he is a member of the National Junior Honor Society with a 4.0 GPA; he quarterbacks the school flag football team; and he plays percussion in the Wind Symphony Band.  On top of that the teen plays piano and participates in the Certificate of Merit State Competition. His goal in the coming year is to become more consistent and deal with adversity better both on the diamond and in school.

And he looks to role models like MLB Allstar Derek Jeter for the path.  Evans has read Jeter's book, The Life You Imagine, twice and found the biography inspired him to work hard and be a better person on and off the field.  Jeter also found strength in the support of great parents.

"Although he is an amazing player, his personality and humility is what I really admire in him."