Williamsville, N.Y. (WKBW) - Summer Clark's older sister was a pitcher and it's the reason she plays on the mound as well.
"She (my sister) just gives me a lot of advice about softball," Clark said. "She'll do something and then when I play, I'll do it."
As just a freshman, Clark has made a huge impact for the Williamsville East Flames. For example, in a game against Starpoint last week, seventy one of her ninety nine pitches thrown were for strikes.
It's just a small glimpse of what she can do because at the plate, she's just as dominant.
"It's something that when she's up there, she's not just a spot in the lineup, she's one of the better players in the lineup," said assistant coach Adam Meyer. "She can hit players from first to home. We know it's an asset having her."
Clark is a consistent top player who's future on the softball field is just getting started.
"It's been my dream since I was seven," she said.
That dream she's talking about? Playing softball at the Division-I level.
Clark is verbally committed to play at Missouri, an Southeastern Conference team that's played in the NCAA Tournament every year since 2007.
After watching her older sister not know her future until late in high school, Clark is happy to have her worries out of the way.
Clark said, "It just takes a lot of stress off because my sister was stressed and it's just great."
Take WKBW Everywhere, on all your devices. Download below!