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James Clemens softball twin sisters Elizabeth Brooks, left, and Emma Brooks have talent galore for the Lady Jets and having a close-knit type family helps each take to the softball field. Photo- Joshua Berry- Everlong Photography

Brooks Twins Set Pace For Lady Jets Softball

MADISON- Elizabeth and Emma Brooks are seniors at James Clemens High and are both outstanding players for the Jets’ softball team where Elizabeth pitches and plays first base and Emma is a third baseman. Elizabeth will continue her athletic prowess in college has she has signed a scholarship to play at Huntingdon College while Emma will end her softball play and concentrate on her studies at the University of Alabama to become an attorney.

Not identical twins, Elizabeth (5-foot-11, 170-pounds), older by one minute, and Emma (5-6, 160) are two of the team leaders for the Lady Jets. The elder twin is more of a serious personality and little more reserved in her actions and many find her intimidating. Emma is constantly moving and goes each moment giving 110-percent effort. She said she’s selfless and not selfish and does her part for the team.

Softball has been a way of life for the sisters since age four while their father was their coach until age 10 with their mother always alongside as their biggest supporter and motivator. “We always played on the same team at Palmer Park. There was very little separation,” said Elizabeth, while Emma added, “Growing up we always got along as she’s my best friend. We had most classes together as I have helped her with English and history while she assists me in math. She’s a math wiz.”

The competitive drive is a family tradition. Their father, Bob Brooks, played soccer. Their mother, Kellie Brooks, played field hockey. Siblings of the twins have also dealt into the world of athletics. “Yeah, it runs in the family,” added Elizabeth. “We are very competitive during family game nights where we gather to play card games and other types of hands-on games. Personally, I’m always out to win.”

On the softball field Elizabeth and Emma are different style of players. Away from the softball diamond they are separate personalities, but they are always twins to the core as Emma said, “At the end of every day we talk about our days and we genuinely care about what type of day we each experienced.”

“We can’t really find that being twins is negative,” said Elizabeth. “We really like being together.”

“For me, being a twin is great as I feel I always have my best friend in Elizabeth,” added Emma. “She’s my go to person.”

The entire story of the Brooks twins will be available in the upcoming May issue of the Madison Living Magazine.

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