Over the years I have been able to create a face for myself in Plymouth Canton Little League, throwing a perfect game, 18 batters up and 18 batters down, becoming the only girl in the city to do that. It was a blessing to show younger girls that we can do anything. Currently, I play on two all girls baseball teams. Both are based out of Chicago, Illinois. My love for these teams is like no other before, and I am honored to be a part of them.
At three years old, I fell in love, and it's a love affair that has continued to this day. All I remember is wanting to hit with my dad every second of every day. Now if you go ask him, he will probably take credit for how good I've become as a player. But that's another story on its own. Baseball has had my heart ever since my little hands were big enough to pick up a bat. Recently, I experienced the most important moment in my baseball career to date on one sunny weekend at a baseball field in Cartersville, just northwest of Atlanta.
Do you know how to help a girl overcome her shyness and build confidence? Suggest she tries out for a travel team of her sport of choice that she excels at while doing. This is what helped me when I became a player many travel softball teams I have became a part of; becoming a member of the teams made tremendous impacts on my life.
High school baseball was the real deal to me! Everyday after school I would have practice for 3 hours, I would come home exhausted! I felt like all of this work was for nothing. Game after game of being benched and not able to show off my talent was getting to my head. My whole life of being the all star slowly vanished away.
Softball is a sport I have been playing since I was eight. Running the bases is something I have enjoyed about playing the game. With my experience with softball, it led me to question which size ball would travel the farthest. Thus, my experiment question is “Which size ball would travel the longest distance when thrown?”.
A field shaped like a diamond followed by a meadow of grass. Sixty foot base paths that surrounds the infield in a counterclockwise direction. A batting count of three balls and two strikes. Three outs total in all seven innings of pure determined, back and forth softball between two teams. This place has been my home for years. I play softball because of the love I have for the game, and because of the feeling that takes my breath away every time I step onto the field. The softball field at Glendale Community College is now my new home for the next two years.
+ How Softball Helped Me I started playing softball when I was in eighth grade in an outside league team in Arvin made, I always found baseball interesting and wanted to play, but my parents would not let me because it was a boys sport, and I would cry a river every time they said no because I really wanted to play .When I heard there were going to have softball conditioning and tryouts and a new team named Arvin which was, where I lived. I was so happy and wanted to join right away I told my parents and they agreed to let me try out it was like a dream come and the best day of my life and I told my parents I was going to try so hard to make the team.
Growing up playing a sport, that sport becomes a part of you. It not only becomes a part of your everyday life, but it also becomes a contribution to your personality. “Friday Night Lights” or as I knew it: Monday, and Thursday night lights, became what I looked forward to most as a child. I started playing softball at the age of four, and my team played every Monday and Thursday night from the month of March to around the middle of June, for six years. When I turned ten years old, softball became a year-round sport because of it being more competitive.
My mother and other parents and coaches know that it's good for them to have fun playing the game they love, but they also know that it's good for them to compete and try their best to get what they want. The coaches and parents know what the real world is like, there's all kinds of competition in it. These sports can help these kids prepare for their soon to be future.
There was one girl who for some unknown reason didn’t it like and always talked about me. Instead of standing up for myself I would just pretend I didn’t hear her and talk about her to my friends that wasn’t on the team. I realized I should have done something about it but once I talked to my friends I didn’t care anymore. Being on the team gave me the confidence to be myself and step out of my comfort zone so that I would be able to achieve
With the herbaceous smell of freshly cut grass and the salty taste of sunflower seeds, a baseball field strikes me as a place where I feel perfectly content. The wonderful home of the sport I have loved as long as I can remember brings a sense of calmness. Baseball fields remind me of great memories, give me a strong sense of confidence, and cause me to strive for a greater future.
Sadly, I never got chosen because “I was a girl and knew nothing about sports”. Although this upset me, I didn’t take it to heart. I started practicing at home with kids in my neighborhood. After weeks or maybe even months of practice, my older brother then noticed how good I was getting at the sport.
Softball. My favorite sport. It’s not a contact sport so, the chances of me injuring another player are slim to none. Or so i thought….. I was in Traverse City last year with my team for a softball tournament. It was the fifth inning of our morning game, we were down by a few runs and I was on deck. “There is one out,” I thought to myself “I have to get on base.”
Baseball is considered by many to be America’s favorite pastime. Softball in many aspects is similar to baseball but in reality it is harder to play. This can be shown in all aspects of the game from hitting to pitching to fielding to catching.
The hard part was to find one that would give me a tryout. I ended up making a team called the Spanish town football club they weren’t the best but they taught me a lot about the game I spent a year there. My next task was to get on my prep school team who were ranked #7 in the whole nation at the time. I remember the night before open tryouts because all I was thinking about was me not making it. I was an only child