For Allie DeBerry, sports has been all in the family.
Best known for playing Paisley Houndstooth for more than two years on Disney Channel’s “A.N.T. Farm” series, DeBerry will go to bat with a pen for autographs and photo poses 7-9 p.m. Saturday for a meet-and-greet session at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark as the Myrtle Beach Pelicans continue a four-game weekend homestand against the Carolina Mudcats.
The TV roles for the Texas native, who splits time between her hometown Houston and Los Angeles, also include appearances on Nickelodeon’s “True Jackson, VP,” Disney’s “Shake it Up!” and The CW’s “Hart of Dixie.”
Calling Thursday from home in the Lone Star State, DeBerry also shared how sandlots continue scoring runs in her household.
When I got the role, I remember after the very first episode aired, the next day, I went down to the river ... and I got recognized by a whole group of kids. I was just shocked that they all recognized me. ... It’s been really fun, and a great experience.
When my dad heard I would be throwing ceremonial first pitch at the Pelicans game – and he’ll be coming to the game, too – one of the first things he said was, “We need to work on your pitch, so you don’t embarrass me.”
Sports are so big in Texas, especially with football every Friday night in the fall. ... The baseball team my dad coaches is in the playoffs, so I’m going to a game tonight.