Oh, then there’s the fact that millions of people on the Internet have seen a single viral video of her blasting balls in batting practice. The strong-armed recruit from Orangefield, Texas, which sits about 100 miles from Houston, received interest from college coaches across the country.
That’s how impressive this one single video was.
Emma Humplik Viral Home Run Video
Remember the name Emma Humplik.
This mighty softball hitter from the Lone Star State posted a simple video of her batting practice on July 8, 2020. Pitcher after pitch, she crushes each one for a home run except for one miss-hit toward the end. I feel sorry for each of those balls.
I don’t know what’s more impressive: her bat speed or that one of those nukes flew halfway up the trees in centerfield. No wonder the clip has racked up more than 24,000 retweets and 250,000 likes on Twitter.
“I have several girls that will DM (direct message) me and say, ‘Hey, can I send you a couple of videos so you can help me out?’ So they’ll send me videos and I’ll give them feedback and they just really appreciate it,” Humplik told BVM Sports. “There are girls from China and Africa and I have to translate their direct messages which is kind of crazy because you don’t realize how big of an impact you can [have] just from a social media video.”Advertisement
Being her dad must have its pros and cons. On one hand, your daughter has a swing like Mike Trout and that would sure as heck make me one proud papa. On the other, batting practice looks extremely expensive considering all the balls lost in the forest. Softballs ain’t cheap!
For all the boys and baseball players saying this video isn’t impressive, please go sit back down on the bench. I played my baseball my entire life and never hit six home runs in a row in practice.
Plus, she can absolutely crush in a game as well:
DID THAT GO OVER THE LIGHT TOWER?
Emma Humplik Commits to NCAA School
Yeah, it’s no surprise that Emma was committed to Texas A&M since her freshman year. She had to decommit in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, which was tough considering she had family who attended the SEC school.
After a successful summer with the Texas Bombers 18U Gold National Team and a varsity softball career at Orangefield High School, she committed to the University of South Florida Bulls softball team in Tampa, Florida.
“I’ve never felt so like, wanted, like he [the USF softball head coach] was so excited,” Humplik told the USF Oracle. “That’s what makes me feel good is that a coach actually wants me and is excited for me to come.”
Judging from some Emma’s videos, I don’t blame him. Emma Humplik is about to go from Orangefield softball star to NCAA star.