Emma Kuhrt has had seven home runs her entire high school career playing softball as a Wichita Falls Lady Coyote… Over half of those home runs she has scored her senior season.. Kuhrt has smacked 5 home runs out of the park.. and the season is not over yet…
“I go to a hitting coach actually in Waco. I know.. a long drive. Yes.. but I started going to him probably last year. He really helped me out. His name is Marty Rubenoff. I also work out alot at Endunamoo. I go twice a week there and I do the strength class, and I started lifting a lot more and just trusting myself whenever I get up to the plate so.. Its something that took a lot of time.. It took 13 years but we’re there now,” said Emma Kuhrt.
Kuhrt is not only a leader on the field in home runs.. She is currently second in the record book for best batting average.. right behind Rebecca Cluly who had a .475 record set back in 2009.. Kuhrt leads the lady coyotes this season with a .421 batting average.
“She’s such a great leader on and off the field. She has her head on right. She knows where she wants to go in life. She works hard. Shes a great leader for the rest of the team. She’s ready to take us where we need to go,” said Elizabeth Kimbell.
Freshman Ciara Bazile has already made a name for herself on the team. She’s right behind Emma with 4 home runs this season.. and 18 total in her high school career. Bazile also plays travel ball for the North Texas Coyotes during the off season to keep her skills in check for Varsity ball in the spring.
“I think its prepared me because during tournaments you face off with like different types of pitchers and your prepared going into the highschool season knowing that you can hit any speed thats coming at you. Its been crazy just coming in my freshman year and just knocking them over. Its been fun,” said Ciara Bazile.
“Knowing that she was going to come in and be a big impact to the team as Freshman… and ah man.. We found our four hole hitter you know as soon as she stepped in the box. So shes going to be.. She’s making a big impact this year. She’s obviously a leader on the field and is going to continue to be a leader the next four years,” said Elizabeth Kimbell.
The second round of district has now started… And you can bet Emma, Ciara, and the rest of the Lady Coyotes will do their best to continue knocking it out of the park.