My name is Sarah Walker and I dream of playing college softball. That is something I will keep working hard to do. I know I’m not there yet and look for ways to improve and grow however I can. I’m a coachable person; always willing to learn from my instructors. I’ve been playing softball since I was 5 years old and pitching since I was 7. We travel 4 hours to Roanoke, VA to work with my pitching instructor, Denny Tincher on a regular basis. You will find that I show up early and prepared for anything I do. You will see that I am very hard working, and I have a good attitude.
I live with my parents in Mills River, NC. I attend Rugby Middle School in Hendersonville, NC and will graduate from West Henderson High School in 2025. I’m currently 5’7” and 140 lbs! I’m a right-handed pitcher and play first base for my travel team, Georgia Power 07 Thacker 14U. I have a quick glove and throw in the low 60s from the mound. My ball has movement and speed. I throw a change-up, screwball and curve ball, and rise ball. I also have a strong bat and am known as a power hitter on my team.
My time is spent on homework, working out, and practicing softball. I work pitching, hitting, fielding and throwing on a regular schedule. My workouts are daily; pitching four days per week, pitching drills everyday, and hitting every day. I do strength and agility training every day. Fielding and throwing work is also part of every afternoon. I set goals and work hard to achieve them, and then move forward to new goals.
My work ethic is very important to me and I not only apply it with softball, but with my academics as well. I’m proud of my A-Honor Roll status at school and work very hard to keep my grades in all my classes in the mid to upper 90s. I take Honors Math and Honors English Language Arts. I also enjoy being in the Strings class playing the viola and participating in the special Ensemble Orchestra group. I’ve been identified by Duke University’s TIP program as academically gifted and participate in their extra-curricular academic events and online classes on a regular basis. I took the 8/9 PSAT in 6th grade and earned a score of 800.
Thank you for reading a little about me, and I look forward to hearing from you. I appreciate your consideration as a player in your program. If you have any advice for me in order to realize my goal of playing top level college softball, I would appreciate hearing that as well.