Few pitchers command the center circle more than Ocala, Florida’s Emma Wyman. The class of 2022 ace struck out 213 batters in 103 innings last season with a 0.91 ERA. Her fastball velocity reaches up to 65mph in addition to the nasty break she has on her curve, knuckle, and screw. Wyman is a currently a star pitcher for the national travel team Jersey Intensity KOD 14U. Those that have seen her pitch say she lives up the team name as Wyman prides herself in being one of the most intense players on the field each game. Wyman has been named to the USA All American Junior Olympic team, Faster2First All Star team, and the FloSoftball Watch List. She was also a recipient of the 2018 LSU Tigers Hustle Award. After making the Junior Olympic team, Wyman has set her sights on making the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles. While still a few years away from being eligible to compete for the women’s junior national team, she has all the talent and work ethic needed to represent America as one of the elite softball players in the country.
She’s currently practicing softball six days a week in preparation for the competitive national schedule she’ll face this summer. “Our national schedule is super competitive”, explained Wyman. “If you miss your spots against this level of competition, they’re going to hit you hard”. Wyman competes against the best 14U competition in tournaments around the country.
Wyman pitched nine dominant innings with 15 strikeouts this past weekend in a tune-up at the Premier Girls Fastpitch qualifier in Tampa Bay. After taking an eight week break off pitching, Wyman felt great to be back inside the circle. Coaches love the combination of velocity and movement on her pitches. Wyman’s ability to locate all of her pitches for strikes keeps hitters off balance each at bat.
“I want to continue to improve my hitting, I’d like to become more of a home run hitter”, Wyman added with a laugh. Wyman hit .475 with 18 doubles, 5 triples, and 25 RBIs last season. Wyman is all around player that’s dominating both offensively and pitching at this level. When asked if she wanted to hit in high school and college or just focus on pitching, she replied, “both, I want to be a pitcher and hitter”.
Wyman has already been on unofficial visits to a few of her her favorite college teams such as the University of Florida and the University of Washington.
“My goal is for our team to win the PGF National Championship in California this year”, said Wyman. “We’ve qualified after an early invite, so our focus is on winning that event and playing the best we can”, she added.
Wyman will kick off the national season with Jersey Intensity KOD 14U June 7th at the Disney Wide World of Sports. The PGF National Championships get underway August 4th in Irvine, California