For a young baseball player one of the highest goals to achieve is hitting a homerun -for me that was all I wanted. I already achieved most of what I wanted in baseball, and one of my proudest was a no-hitter, but it was no home run. When I first realized how bad I wanted this feat was one night after a practice where all we did was just hit. The majority of my teammates hit at least one homerun that practice, but me I hit the fence but never was able to send one over. The car ride home after the practice was horrible, I was a mess.
Pierzynski vs. Michael Barrett, 2006 After a fly ball out, White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski tagged up and tried to score from third base. Pierzynski bowled over Cubs catcher Mike Barrett on his way to the plate and emphatically slapped home to score. Pierzynski’s theatrics didn’t sit well with Barrett, who upon getting up from the collision, grabbed Pierzynski and punched him in the face. The benches cleared as a result, and four players, including Barrett and Pierzynski, were ejected from the game.
I am a pitcher, 2nd baseman, 3rd baseman, outfielder, and also a short stop. I am a catcher that never catches because; I hate the dirt flying up in my face. Next thing I know, the ball came straight at me then… WHAM it hit me, “ouch!” I yelped. I am playing third base, and then the ball got hit hard off the bat and came right towards me. I got hit on my arm, it was right below the inside of my right elbow and it hurt really badly.
I turned on my TV to find a classic Angels baseball game on. The first event that was shown was Pete Rose up to bat. I closed my eyes and then opened them to the ball gliding out of the pitcher's hand like a stealth bomber. Pete crushed the ball and the crowd screamed. I whispered to myself, "One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, and nine."
We had to whatever it took to win this game. With one single crack of the bat, I was off! The ball made it right over the head of the third basemen and the left fielder completely misjudged it, he gave me 10 extra feet! The crowd was boisterous! Screaming my name and cheering me on.
We went into the playoffs ranked 4th in AA so we hosted 13th seeded Weir. Everyone expected us to win and host 5th seed Fairmont Senior. At first, it seemed like that would happen without a doubt as we headed into halftime, but we blew the lead and lost 29-27. I sat and cried in that locker room crying for 45 minutes telling myself that it would not happen again next year. Well, here we are.
We ran to the dug out the score was ten to two it was Jared 's turn to bat so he got up to bat and tapped the plate indicating that he was ready for the pitch strike one strike two ball one strike three as jeret finished his swing. it was Jack 's at bat he got hit in the leg now it was my turn to hit strike one strike two ball ball two ball three the pitch was write down the middle I swung as hard as I could but I didn 't feel contact I looked back and the catcher the ball was in his glove I thought in my head no I should of waited on it nothing really happened after that I realised that I was sitting the bench nobody scored three batters came up three batters got out I waited to bat again finally it was my turn to bat I was so ready I stepped up to the plate there was sweat on my face and I didn 't know what to do if I should swing I have to the ball came write down the middle bang I swung I felt contact I ran as fast as I could then i realized it was a home run I jogged around the bases and saw my whole baseball team waiting for me to touch home I touched the plate and every one dog piled on top of me the ball traveled 256 ft it was the best
We didn’t give up and go home though. Instead after every tournament game, we would practice pitching and hitting. I was working harder than everybody else, and would go to the hotel room exhausted. The night before the last game, my father and one of the player’s parent had a argument about me, which affected my confidence about playing. I thought that I shouldn't be there and that the only reason that
A Normal Day of Softball, Not About three years ago we had a softball tournament in Central, Florence. We were about to finish our last game when it began to sprinkle. The light rain was nice and refreshing because it had been so hot that day. As we played a little while longer dark black clouds began to roll in with streaks of lightening. Luckily we did finish the game before the weather got bad.
The first pitch crack of the ball off the bat a triple. The next 3 kids hit doubles. The first Batter was up to the plate. He had hit the ball right to our third basemen,but he fielded it too quick and bobbled it.The batter had made it to first base. It was something we could not have.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va.--A game that started as a pitcher 's duel turned ugly for the West Virginia University baseball team in the latter innings as Furman defeated the Mountaineers in in the series-opener on Friday evening at Monongalia County Ballpark. Junior Chad Donato (1-3) was cruising during the first fine innings before things got shaky in the sixth. Matt Towarnicky 's one-out base hit into right field started the six hit, five run barrage. Carter Grote doubled and Sims Griffith was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Cameron Whitehead 's RBI single gave the Paladins (12-17) a 1-0 lead.
With two outs, Luken Baker singled through the left side, knocking in Cam Warner. WVU responded in the bottom half on Darius Hill’s single to left-center drove home Jackson Cramer Evan Skoug 's solo shot to left center pulled TCU within two. In the eighth inning, senior righty Jackson Sigman entered the game with the bases loaded and forced Baker to hit the ball back to the mound for the double play. Head coach Randy Mazey dipped back into the bullpen and freshman Cody Wood gave up a two-run base hit to Nolan Brown, cutting the Horned Frogs deficit to 4-2. A wild pitch made it a one run game and Ryan McDonald issued a two-run double to Connor Wanhannen to give TCU a 7-6 lead.
After allowing two hits and one walk in the seventh inning, with one out, Austin Glorious (St. Thomas) relieved him out of the bullpen. The first batter walked to score the tying run, before Glorious uncorked a wild pitch, which allowed the second run to come in. The River Rats tallied one run in the top of the eighth to saddle Hardy with the loss.
Outstandingly enough, he walked off that mound not conceding one run to the Phillies, which gave the crowd something to cheer about and he picked up the win, in just one inning that he pitched. Especially with the weather being as bad as it was with rain, which is a baseball player’s worst nightmare while playing. He needed to take other precautions while pitching. New York moved only 6 games back of the Wild Card leader and DiPolo’s E.R.A was reduced to a 4.06. With this win it gave the Mets players a positive look for winning the series after what they had accomplished in this game and taking a 1-0 series lead even though it is just the regular season.