Shattuck’s Makayla Hamaker – Character Counts Presented By Jess Wales Chevrolet

The Shattuck High School Booster Club may need to rethink their 401k investments if Makayla Hamaker and the rest of the softball team keep winning rings. 

So far Hamaker has three between slow pitch and fast pitch softball, but this year’s slow pitch season isn’t over, and she wants another. 

“We want to make it to the state final game for the fourth year in a row,” Hamaker said. “We definitely want to win all three games on championship day.” 

Hamaker said she loves softball because of her teammates, and knowing they always have her back. 

“I started playing in tee-ball,” she said. “What made me fall in love with the game was always being around such good people, and being to play for others.” 

When she’s not battering large green balls around the diamond, Hamaker said she enjoys being active in the school’s FFA program and showing cattle. 

“One of the main breeds I show is Simmental,” she said. “But I actually showed an Angus and Red Angus heifer this year. I have also show steers the past two years.” 

Hamaker and Co. may be looking for ring number four, but Hamaker said she’s mostly interested in doing things the right way, both on and off the field. 

“People need to be able to look up to you,” she said. “You need to be a leader on and off the field. I try to display character by leading my team to be its best, and even in life just to let people look up to me in everything I do. Attitude is important, and I try to have a good attitude in everything.”