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- A video of Bombers 18U Gold National Team star Emma Humplik hitting absolute blasts during batting practice has gone viral.
- In the clip, the 18-year-old catcher hits ball after ball to the moon and over the outfield fence.
- The coach of a team Humplik faced back in February said the "back-to-back home runs" she hit against her team "still haven't landed" and described the highly-ranked recruit as "the real deal."
Emma Humplik has the softball world on high alert, and she's just barely out of high school.
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The 18-year-old went viral this week after posting a video of herself blasting moonshots over the fence during batting practice. In the clip, Humplik — who has already made her mark as a member of the Bombers 18U Gold National Team — hits home run after home run with a beautiful, consistent swing.
—Emma Humplik (@emmahumplik12)
The clip, which was shared by ESPN, Sports Illustrated, and more, prompted the coach of one of Humplik's opposing teams to comment on the catcher's abilities. Alyssa Hollie, who coaches at Cleveland Independent School District in Cleveland, Texas, shared on Twitter that Humplik hit "back-to-back home runs" against her team back in February that "still haven't landed."
"She's the real deal," she added.
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6-foot-11 big man Makur Maker, ranked 16 among all college basketball prospects in his class by ESPN, is turning down offers to go to college basketball blueblood programs like Kentucky and UCLA to attend Howard University. Maker announced his decision on Twitter, and became the highest-ranked recruit to choose a historically black college or university (HBCU) in the modern era. © Provided by For The Win ESPN reported in April that the 19-year-old, who was born in Kenya and grew up in Australia before coming to the U.S., was entering the 2020 NBA Draft.
—Coach Hollie (@alyssahollie)
Humplik — a Texas native — initially committed to staying in-state to play college ball at Texas A&M, but the pandemic has complicated her scholarship offer. With college seniors earning the opportunity to play for an extra year after spring sports were canceled, Humplik was given little choice but to restructure her scholarship when she arrives in College Station.
"I was really devastated,". "I had many family members attend A&M and my grandparents live in College Station. I was looking forward to November 13 which is signing day."
Instead, she decided to reopen her recruitment. The viral video has helped momentously in that effort, attracting attention from more than 15 programs. Wherever Humplik lands, she's all but certain to make a huge impact when she steps to the plate.
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