Krafts a preteen baseball phenom who did all her own stunts in the Billy Bob Thornton comedy opening Friday (Jul. 22).
Thornton figures she throws 75 miles an hours which, he points out ...is not bad for a 12-year-old girl.
So far, Kraft hasnt been able to use her craft on the mound as much as shed like. Although shes thrown no- hitters, she says coaches often bench her because, as she puts it, they didnt want me to outshine their sons.
If Krafts budding film career doesnt prevent her from pitching more, her Bad News Bears experience has given her some dangerous ammo: Thornton a former high school pitcher himself taught her to throw a knuckle curve.
Not everything about the duos relationship was perfect. Kraft says she and Thornton still argue over who is better: the New York Yankees or the St. Louis Cardinals.
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