This made me want to play softball, so I could be just like them. I wanted to play third base and pitcher because my mom played third base and my dad was the pitcher on their team. Once I started playing in a summer league I mainly played third base and sometimes shortstop, but I still really wanted to pitch. I was playing fast pitch, so it was a different style of a pitch than my dad did on his team. After about a year my pitching dreams came true and pitched a couple of innings in a game.
I have a pretty good throwing arm to be a girl. I’ve thrown a few strikeouts, my brothers were proud. Ever since then I started playing for Webber Middle School team it was amazing. My coach was my teacher so you know I couldn’t use an excuse to skip practice.
In the first game of the tournament I was playing left. A girl was up to bat and popped the ball up to me. I caught it and threw it to 2nd and got that girl out too. Throughout that year I recorded more double plays, and almost all of them were in the same style as the initial one. I feel very admirable when I make a good defensive play to help the team win.
Those two hours with the other girls make softball so much more enjoyable because they love the game as much as I do and it is truly amazing how sports brings people together. People think sports are just sports, but in reality to athletes it’s an escape from life, it’s our second family, and most important we feel like we belong there. Sports make you feel like your apart of something bigger than a team. Softball has been my second family and I have made so many amazing friendships that might last for the rest of life and even if they don’t, I will never forget all my friends or the memories that I have playing ball with
Softball has always been very important to me family. My mom played in college and both of my parents played when I was growing up. My sister and I both started around the age of twelve and played all throughout high school. I decided to go a step further like my mom and play in college. I was so excited to meet all kinds of new people and play the game we all love, but I never thought it would be as challenging as it has been for me this year.
For many many years I was always seen as the player the team called on to pull the team out of a rut. 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.
In fact they got me into baseball ! We also go to a family reunion every year, and I get to met my cousins that I have not seen in a while . They also urge me to eat new things , and go new places . For example they made me eat octopus , and forced me to go into a haunted house attraction . Altogether my family has showed me to try new things and have allowed me to see new places that I have never seen before .
I was shocked that I played an outstanding game and that I would be playing in the state tournament for the first time in school history. I started crying because of two very different reasons. I was happy to win the game and continue playing softball at the state tournament, but sad because my sister was the one who was suppose to be playing. My sister Ashlynn, taught me everything that I know about the game of softball. She taught me everything from tying the shoelaces on my cleats to hitting a curveball.
GAME CHANGER Boom,the ball went flying. All my life I have loved and will always love baseball.I started playing when I was two years old. Ever since I 've been playing I have always wanted to do two things, hit a grandslam and rop a home run hit. “Today is the day,” is what I keep saying to myself. Today I will do the two things I wanted to do my whole entire life.
Good evening parents. Gathered here today are the mothers and fathers of this youth sports club, discussing the possible change to competitive sports. I remember when I was 6 years old. My father and mother signed me up for pee-wee baseball that year, T-ball. I gained many friendships from that sport.
My partner is Cathryn Cusano, she has lived in Easton, Pennsylvania throughout her entire life. Cathryn has a love for softball and has played ever since she was a little girl. During Cathryn’s senior year of high school she had multiple offers to play softball for elite colleges in the area. She started out having an amazing season, the team was also thriving which eventually resulted in them making it to the playoffs. It was the first round of playoffs and Cathryn was on first base, one of her teammates was up to bat.
I started going to Bettendorf Schools when I moved from Rock Island, Illinois in sixth grade. I enjoy playing softball and tennis, I also participate in speech and debate at Bettendorf High School. I’ve played softball since I was seven years old and I just started playing tennis for the high school last year and I was number one on the junior varsity squad. My sister proceeded to get me interested in speech and debate, I started with Lincoln-Douglas debate and placed semi-finalist at one of the tournaments last year and traveled to Dallas, Texas for Nationals because I qualified in Eastern Iowa districts. This year I will be starting a new event called Original Oratory and I will also be continuing in Lincoln-Douglas.