To make things a bit more complicated my high school coach had been my coach my entire softball career. He knew how I thought, how i played, and really molded me into the player I am today. I soon graduated from my little league summer softball to the competitive nature of highschool ball. As a freshman I knew I was going to be overlooked. Too much of my surprise I was placed on varsity for my pitching abilities.
I attended my first Astros game at the age of nine. The popcorn scented air paired with the roaring of fans drove me to fall in love with the game of baseball. I learned of the bases, pitches and catches in minutes and immediately planned my own life to follow baseball trail. For months I begged my mother to place me in a little league. She was reluctant at first and impossible to convince when told the price of little league fees.
After that happened I realized that I didn’t want to just play third base and pitcher in order to play more in games. My coach had asked me if I wanted to learn how to be a catcher because my team only had one and she wasn’t going to be able to play next year due to her age. I agreed to try it and I instantly liked it because I felt in charge and in control of the ball. I finished playing summer softball as the main catcher for every
. “ sports do not build character they reveal it “. Once i was a little girl my sister played softball and i thought what the heck i should try it. Once I tried out softball after my first game I was hooked and i had to play until my softball career was over and started playing travel ball and play in college. “ ever since my sister played softball i wanted to because i wanted to be her and be as good as her and i did become just like her “.
The announcement came over the intercom during my P.E. class. “Any jr. high girl who tried out for softball needs to see Coach Cooper.” I was excited, nervous and scared all at the same time. I only tried out for fun. I didn't know anything about softball at the time.
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.
For ages people have long debated the difficulties of softball and baseball. They try to compare the two sports as the female and male respondents to each other. Softball is usually seen as seen as the sport young girls play that don’t want to dance. When people hear baseball, they automatically think of major league players who make millions and never make an error. Although softball and baseball are similar in style and play, softball is more of a challenge to succeed in.
More reasons I draw strength from the softball field is because we have to learn how to get along. We also have to learn to hustle without hassle we will be lackadaisical and we out of it, so we learn hustle and give it your all. We also learn to think best about something and not look on the bad side. If everything you do you look on the bad side you will get nowhere, so my querencia taught we a lot and I am proud to say my querencia. As we get older we fight less, we
If you would've told my ten year- old self that today I would be a cheerleader and love every single minute of it, she would’ve laughed and then probably thrown herself off of a cliff. When I was younger I played basketball, volleyball, and goofed around with ballet. I didn’t really love these sports and only joined teams because my mom wanted to get me involved. However, it was obvious by
The thing I liked so much about the eight run outburst last night was the manner in which they did it. They showcased some pop with a Fielder homer and a double in the gap by Choo. But that isn 't a surprise to anyone who watched the Rangers this year as they have always had the ability to hit the ball out of the ballpark. What I loved was the ability to go station to station, which is vital come late September and October. What is possibly better than winning an important game and gaining ground in the AL West?
We were warming up and the girl on third base threw it to me. I missed judged it and it hit my finger. I called timeout and coach came out there to see what was wrong. I told him what had happened and I told him i would be ok and kept playing.
One statement I continually hear is “Oh, fast pitch softball pitching is not that hard.” A lot of people I know do not seem to understand all the hard work that goes into pitching. If they did, they would understand that fast pitch pitching is not as easy as it seems. I have been pitching for six years, so pitching is my life. It really is thrilling for someone who has nerves of steel and knows that the game rests in their hands, literally.
I thought as I turned to catch the breeze on my face. “Play ball” shouted the Umpire, as I got into a comfortable stance to watch another boring inning of “infield baseball”. Our pitcher and infield were good, too good, and thus as an outfielder I never got any action. The thing was, our team was the best in the league that year, and that was because our coach