Kami Grammerstorf is the center fielder on the Mountain Vista softball team.
She is also the daughter of head coach Bret Grammerstorf, but that hasn't created any problems at home or on the softball diamond.
“I wouldn't say it is difficult,” said Kami. “It's more of a balance of him being supportive as a father and him as a coach having to be disciplined. There's a lot of one-on-one time at home, too, where we can talk about a game. There is a lot of softball involved in everyday life.
“On the rides home after games there is a lot of talk of what we could have done differently. I don't make too many suggestions. I just go along. I haven't really made any goals for myself this season except to work harder than I have in the past and just try to be better for my teammates."
After eight games, Kami Grammerstorf was hitting .423 with six runs batted in. She has been credited with a sacrifice fly and two sacrifice bunts. She had two assists from center field and is errorless in the outfield.
"She was hurt (hip) last year and didn't get a chance to play most of the season. We're hoping this year will be a fun year with her being a senior and a leader. I'm kind of biased but she works hard and does everything she can. It has been fun."
Bret Grammerstorf, Mountain Vista head softball coach
Q&A with Grammerstorf
Who is your favorite athlete and why?
Mallory Pugh. She went to Vista and she kinda showed it really doesn't matter how old you are, you can compete with whoever you want to.
What would be a perfect performance in softball?
Not make any errors in the field and even if you do, try to recover and get in the right mindset. And coming to hit, try as hard as you can, and getting on base a lot would be nice.
What is your favorite class in school and why?
Besides PE, probably social studies. It is really interesting to learn about the past and how it relates to now.
What are your plans after high school?
I am thinking of going to Colorado Mesa. I want to study athletic training.
What is the biggest challenge as a center fielder?
As a center fielder you are always told to go get the ball even if it is in the right fielder's area. So it is kind of hard to judge whether it should be your ball or if you are taking away their ball.
Do you welcome the chance to throw a runner out with a throw from the outfield?
I get excited when the ball comes to me and I get a chance to come through and just throw as hard as I can. If it gets there, great, if it doesn't, oh well.
Probably anything by Elvis. I don't know if I could narrow it down from Elvis.
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