Monday, August 19, 2013

The Baseball Train Wreck

We had an early baseball game yesterday. I hadn’t played in a few weeks, and was feeling rusty. I had to leave early as well for volleyball tryouts, so I was slightly stressed. I needn’t be, as we had 12, so it wasn’t a big deal.

We warmed up, and my arm was slightly sore, which had me worried. However I took my spot at short to see what happened. In the first inning, we got 2 quick outs, then a walk. Then a grounder to third that jumped up and was bobbled. Two runners on. A hit, and then another, and we were down runs and people on base. A short grounder to me that I messed up, bobbling it as well. The left side of the infield didn’t look good.

It got worse. Second messed up a play, and we were down 5 or 6 when we got through with the first half inning. We went down 1-2-3 and headed back out into the sun. The second inning wasn’t better. A blooper over my head, which I think I’d have gotten if I hadn’t shaded to second. Then another one, and another bobble on my part. I’m not sure why I couldn’t field, but I struggled to cleanly pick up balls.

I batted in the 3rd, with people on base and decided to go left handed. The elbow hurt, but I was tired of grounders to third. One pitch, one swing, and a decent hit to the outfield, but too high and it was caught.

I messed up another grounder later, and never ended up making a play at short in 5 innings when I had to leave.

We were down over 15 and it was a wreck of a game. Hopefully next week will be better.

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