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Softball Pitcher's Cat-Like Reflexes Made Her an Internet Sensation

Softball is a sport of reactions and reflexes. Hitting alone is one of the hardest things to do in all of sports considering it takes less than the blink of an eye to decide if a pitch is a strike or a ball.

Fielding is no cakewalk, either. Even the swiftest of shortstops have zero room for error and need cannon arms to nab the speedy slappers these days. It's even harder to field your position if you're a pitcher standing just 43 feet away.

One high schooler went viral because of her cat-like reflexes in a game that made her look like a human spider web.

HS Softball Player's Viral Reflexes


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? original sound - Mackenzie Hofmann

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That's Mackenzie Hofmann gobbling up anything and everything that came her way while playing in a game for Village Christian High School in Los Angeles, California.

These all came in the same game. Yeah, imagine how opposing hitters felt.

First, Hofmann snags a line drive that was heading right for her. You could argue that was more self defense than anything. She didn't stop there. The softball star then stole a hit away on a chopper that was heading over her head.

To finish it off, Mackenzie made a diving catch AND doubled off the runner at first base.

"The one game I pitched," she wrote on TikTok.

Hofmann posted the video of her plays to her TikTok account and it blew up. It's been viewed more than 10 million times and has more than two million likes. Hofmann routinely posts videos of herself playing and now has more than 120,000 followers on the social media app.

This girl has some serious skills.

It's no surprise that she got an offer to play at Vanguard University and accepted it. What's interesting is she isn't even a pitcher. She's an infielder, which would explain those ridiculous reactions.

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