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With 15 homeruns in 2019, Kamryn Warman tied the Sparkman High softball record for most homers in a season on her way to be chosen Super All-State. The senior Senator has signed to play college softball at Boston College. Photo Contributed

Warman Led Sparkman Softball- Now Off To Boston College

HARVEST- The nickname “Bad Chick” is what Kamryn Warman has been given by her teammates as part of the Sparkman High softball team. The soon-to-be graduating senior Senator lived up to that moniker by being chosen as a two-time All-State selection, as well as, being named to the Super All-State team after her junior season.

The outstanding third baseman for the Senators committed early and signed with Boston College as she will soon enter her transformation from high school standout to collegiate player.

“I was going through a period when I suffered a right shoulder injury as my collarbone was out of place during the summer prior to my junior season and one night I received a call from Boston College and they presented me an offer I couldn’t turn down,” said Warman. “The coaching staff has told me as long as I maintain what I have in my talents, I could start as a freshman.”

The 18-year old athlete, like all other high school student-athletes, has struggled with the fact their seasons were cut short by the Covid-19 virus caused shutdown of high school sports. “It’s been soul crushing as our team was leading the area and we were looking at making our way back to the State Tournament,” added Warman of the Senators, who finished runner-up in the Class 7A State Finals a season ago. “To remain in top physical shape I’ve been following workout routines I’ve received from both my travel team coaches and those directed to me from my soon-to-be college coaches.”

Warman’s parents, Gerald and Melissa Warman, both are former athletes and continue to assist their daughter in her efforts to make the leap to the collegiate level of athletics. Melissa, who works as a software engineer for NASA, will play toss in the yard with her daughter and Gerald is a hitting coach at The Compound of Madison where he and his daughter take to the batting cages whenever possible. They also jump into the hitting cage that has been erected in the driveway of their home.

At 5-foot-6, 190-pounds Warman will carry a 4.0 grade point average to Boston College and will concentrate her studies on nursing.

Before becoming a four-year starter for Sparkman, Warman took to the softball diamond at age four in her native state of California. She was sort of “born” into the sport as her parents were part of a slo-pitch co-ed softball program and she accompanied her parents to games and practices. She was soon enveloped by the sport and was destined to be a star. In her second year of 8-under league play she finally found her place at third base where she felt comfortable and began to excel at that infield position and her offensive explosiveness at the plate.

Warman has fought off her shoulder injury before her junior season and the concussion she suffered after colliding with a teammate in an effort to catch a fly ball during the junior season. She was out of action for nearly a month of the 2019 schedule, but she still had the statistics to impress officials who named her to First Team All-State and the Super All-State Team. Her 15 homeruns tied a school record. Before the 2020 season was cut short, Warman already had three dingers in the scorebooks.

Her shoulder injury still causes pain on occasions, but she underwent treatment with both a physical therapist and chiropractor and today feels close to 100-percent healthy.

Away from softball, Warman likes to sing karaoke with her friends. She understands her choice to attend college more than 1,100 miles from home will present a big change to her and her family, not to mention friends. “I had additional schools to contact me about playing for them, but I was sold on Boston College and I’m looking forward to moving away from home,” said Warman. “I really like to be independent and I think I’ll like the challenge moving away from home will present me.”

Warman has already faced tough challenges in her 18 years and has proven the fact, when needed, she can be the “Bad Chick” that faces challenges head on without reservation.

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