“Out!” the umpire yelled to the crowd. My team cheered and ran into the dugout after that third out. I was the second person up to bat. The score was 0-2 we were down but we are to hyped up and ready to win this game. The championship.
As a team, we have been playing with one another for most of our lives. We have built a bond that can never be broken, that bond can only help with our future success. The goal for every high school baseball team is to win the state championship. North Pocono has not won a state title, at least not in the 16 years that I have been alive. If any team deserves the title, it is this year’s team.
The only positives to take away from last year was the offense limited its turnovers to 16 while the entire team only committed 51 penalties for 490 yards. At least they didn 't beat themselves with mental mistakes. As Coach Rhoads heads into the new season needing to turn this team around, he has to find a way
The twins had jumped out to a lead early on, and the fans were especially excited. The place was never quiet as the fans were all having a great time. As one of the more hated players in all of baseball, Alex Rodriguez, came up to bat the fans kept booing him. As they did this every time he came up to bat. Unfortunately for the Twins he hit three home runs in the same game, and lead the yankees to a 9th inning comeback win.
Jeter was called up from the triple-a affiliate after that injury making him the starting shortstop for the New York Yankees. Jeter’s Major league debut was on May 29, 1995 in a game against the Seattle Mariners. After this season the world knew Derek Jeter was going to be one of “the greats”. The year after his MLB debut he batted an amazing .314 with 10 home runs. With Jeter leading the Yankees they went on to win the World Series against the Atlanta Braves.
“Congratulations, this is the 2013-2014 Mission Vista Men’s Varsity Soccer team.” I still remember the words coming out of my high school coach’s mouth as he spoke to the new varsity team after tryouts. I was the shortest and one of the youngest players on the team, but my passion for the game was not any less than anyone on the team. I was one of the only three sophomores on the team with a team dominated by juniors and seniors. A sense of jubilation ran across my body while having a stomach full of butterflies was with me as we did our team cheer for the first time before our first game. The coach gave the starting line-up, I was not in the starting eleven.
The increase of the most popular injury to pitchers is called Tommy John surgery. There are many theories to Tommy John Surgery. One of the many is the theories are, “is that all of these injuries have come from ball players throwing to much or too little in the little league and high school baseball. Some players have career ending injuries and retire at a very young age. Others a lucky enough to come back but sometimes those injuries hold them back, but have a shortened career in the MLB because of the injuries.
Our catcher called a pitch that she knew the batter could not refuse, when she missed, the runner on second attempted to steal. The catcher threw the ball to me, our third baseman for our last out of the game. In that moment, nothing else mattered. We won!
The braves and giants batted again and again three more times waiting for one of them to hit a home run .We felt like the game was never going to end , it was still tied seven to seven . After being there for three hours we decided it was finally time to leave without watching the rest of the game, otherwise we would be there all night.
"And next up is little Alexander Stroble", the speakers blare. He wobbles up to the plate, the helmet on his head making him unbalanced with each step. With the bat in his hand and the ball in his eyesight, he was ready to hit the best homerun of his life. His coach throws him a level pitch and he swings, and misses. "Strike one" ,the umpire yells, but that doesn’t phase him; he knows he has two more tries.On the next one, he swings and hits, but it wasn’t the exact home run he was looking for.
I was extremely excited to be captain because of my love for the sport and for my amazing team, especially because it was going to be my last year competing. My school has still not won a City Championship, but my team and I wanted to change that this year. We all pushed ourselves to the limit, and we worked harder than ever before. On the day of our City Championship meet, we cheered each other on and we put on our best performance. We were all worried that the team that had been disqualified during my freshman year was going to win.
It was a showdown, us against Minnetonka. Our team scarlet colored jerseys, and they wore their royal colored jerseys. I was pitching the championship game and I got plenty of run support early as we took a six to nothing lead. I pitched five shutout innings and gave the ball to Brandon Gill to get the last six outs. We lost our mojo a little bit when they scored four runs heading into the last inning.
Chill had rushed through my spine and throughout my body. I had got out onto the field feeling good. I felt like this was going to be a good game. Our starting pitcher had gotten two strikeouts to start the game. Then, the next batter had hit a homerun.