(Potosi) For the second consecutive year, Potosi‘s Sami Huck was named the Dream Team Player of the Year for softball. Huck excelled in the circle again with a 0.67 ERA and improved some of her batting numbers from last year but it was the first time Potosi failed to make it to Springfield in her three seasons (the 2020 season was cancelled due to COVID). Huck thought that may have affected her chances at earning Player of the Year.
Huck’s batting average increased each year. She hit .556 as a freshman, .579 as a junior and .611 this season. She thinks her improvements in the circle have aided her decision-making at the plate.
Huck has seen the same improvements from a pitching standpoint. Her ERA freshman year was 1.49, last year it was 0.72 and she lowered it this season to go along with 229 strikeouts against 15 walks in 105 innings pitched. Huck tells us what she’s worked on the most since her high school debut.
Huck tells us why her rise ball is so hard to hit.
Huck will continue her softball career at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Mizzou head coach Larissa Anderson has Sami developing a new pitch.
Sami tells us what the journey has been like going from a lesser-known freshman to having other teams circle Potosi on their schedules.
Along with back-to-back selections as Dream Team Player of the Year, Huck was also named to the Dream Team after her freshman season and was named 1st Team All-State three times.