At the age of twelve, I tried again to bat left-handed, but it was still a very difficult task. We were in the batting cage thirty minutes before our game having batting practice, and I was on the side with a teammate of mine doing soft toss. I was hitting right-handed at the moment, and all you kept hearing was "ping, ping, ping;" that was the sound of me repeatedly hitting the ball. You could tell I was doing an
I was catching when there was a runner on first in the first inning, and as the pitcher threw the next pitch to the batter the runner on first took off for second and I gunned him out at second to get the first out of the inning. The group of fans we had were pumped. As the same batter steps back into the plate he says, “Dang kid nice cannon." I replied “I appreciate it homie." He then stepped back into the box and proceeded to take his at bat.
I came to the game and helped the players with the batting order, and warmups. I had to show the team how to do the warm-up. So I was the one who would roll the ground balls to them. I also coached third base and participated in the coach pitch at times. This fun experience recently was moments I will never forget.
He takes the first two strikes so it 0-2 we are thinking we have the game in our hands Then he just took the hardest swing ever on a curve ball and hits a critical homerun and ties it up in the bottom of the ninth 6-6. Now we got kinda nervous and questioned have we gave the game up , but our 1,2,3 and 4 was up. Our number 2 got on base and number 1 and 3 struck out, I was the last batter. That's when i really just kind of blacked out and thought of my dad playing with a grown ups team and was in the same exact situation and comes out with a base hit to win the game with two outs and a runner on second. Then the pitcher gives me a fastball down the middle and i absolutely destroy it back up the middle over the pitcher's head.
I played a little softball when I was younger with my brothers. You can say I looked up to them, I pretty much had too. I’m the youngest and the only girl in the family. We started playing softball with are cousin’s at the park. They tried to teach me how to catch and throw the ball.
On the very first pitch I swung as hard as I could and the ball hit the bottom of my bat and went straight down to my foot. I immediately collapsed onto the ground and was in agonizing pain. This happens a lot to baseball players and it is one of the worst pains that you can experience playing the game. It’s happened to me many times before so I figured it would be just fine. I stood up and started walking and it hurt really bad to put pressure on it.
The breakfast before the game was was plain because as I ate I did not really tastes the food, I just put it in my mouth and chewed it. I was getting nervous for the games coming up that I didn’t say one word at all when we were eating. When we got to the fields, I was anxious to go out there and play. My dad started talking to the team about everything he taught us over the season and how proud he was of us. He told our team that he didn’t care if we won this or not, all that matters is if we have fun.
Let’s see, I don’t really remember my t-ball years but coach pitch I do. When I was in coach pitch it was really hard for me to adapt to someone throwing me the ball instead of it being on a t for me to hit. There was this one game, I was going up to bat and was super nervous. I set my feet like my dad showed me, and put my bat up and coach threw me the ball, and I actually hit it! Funny part is that once I hit it, I didn’t run to first base, I just stood there because I was sooo shocked!
Could this be my chance to prove myself? Its not. I leaped and snatched the ball but it falls out as I land back to the ground and it rolls out field. I’m disappointed and annoyed at myself but I get strait back up ready for another chance because I’m not going to let one slip of the ball defeat my debut game. The second innings commences and we’re not doing so well, I’m sitting away from the rest of the team, feeling like an outsider as usual.