Friday, June 05, 2009
So, we lost two out of three games, but we were still scheduled to play again. We got there and were told that we might not play until 7:15 (two hours later!). Luckily, the team that forfeited to us didn't show again so we took there spot in the brackets. Turns out, the brackets were just wrong! The team we played today also had two losses. We should have both been out of the tournament, no more games. But, since we were there, we played. About half way through the game, the director came over and let us know that win or lose, we were both done. Both teams were fine with that!
The girls played really well. They played as a team, they talked and they (mostly) made good throws. We lost by only 4 runs and the season ended on a positive note. Then, we all had to hurry home so the girls could get ready for the dance!!
So, I am done coaching for the season. Now, my team should be able to start practicing soon so I can play!! Yippee!!!
Thursday, June 04, 2009
We were scheduled to play today at 5:00 and we're playing one of the other teams from our home town. We got about 40 minutes into the game when we started seeing lightning strikes. Up until then, the girls had been playing very well. They were stopping the ball, making good throws and playing together as a team. Very nice.
Because of the lightning , all girls came off the field (duh!) and we waited. And waited. And waited. After about an hour, we got enough of a break in the weather to start back up. Unfortunately, by then, our steam had evaporated. We started back up down by 2. By the time we got our third out, we were down by 12. To continue playing, we needed to score three runs in our next at bat. We didn't score any. Game over.
However, the saga does not end here. Apparently, the double elimination was a bit of a misstatement. The double elimination is in the Loser's bracket, I guess. So, that means we play again, tomorrow, at 5:00. If we lose, we're done. If we win, we play again at 7:15. Since there is a dance in Kuna tomorrow night, I don't think our girls are going to want to play that second game. Hopefully they don't think about that until AFTER the first game is over.
So very tired now. Forgot how exhausting coaching girls can be. I'll let you know how it ends up tomorrow. If we keep winning, we will play on Saturday!!
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Our first game started right at 5:00. Unfortunately, the other team only had seven girls. Need eight to play. We pitched to them. The deal was we would play until either an eighth girl showed or three outs. We got the three outs before their girl showed, so they had to forfeit. Really hated to get the win that way. But, it was a win!
Second game, not so lucky. They had a full team...plus. We did not play well. Lost. Score? Them - alot! Us - one. That's all right. We play again tomorrow at 5:00. If we win, we play again on Friday. If we lose, we're done. Go Longhorns!!
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Tonight, we had a four hour practice scheduled. Yes, four hours with 10 teenage (or almost teenage) girls. There was a huge improvement in attitude, energy level, teamwork, you name it! We worked on everything we could think of and the girls responded well. We play our first tournament game tomorrow at 5:00. If (dare I say when?) we win, we play again at 7:15. I'm rooting for a double header!!
So, all of this softball is wreaking (is that the right word?) havoc on my eating patterns. I am very used to eating breakfast, a snack, lunch, a snack, dinner. Today it was breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, snack and (much later) dinner. I stayed in my range for most every nutrient I'm tracking, even calories! Tomorrow will be interesting. I'll be packing sandwiches for me and my daughter, carrots, an apple, a banana and maybe some chips (for her). I'm too cheap to buy concession stand food and we won't have time to go anywhere else. See...I'm talking like we are definitely have a double header. How's that for positive thinking!
All right. Things to do. Places to be. Dreams to dream. I'll let you all know how we did!
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
OMG!!! Can you say AAAAARRRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHH? Tonight was my first practice with my daughter's softball team. What a bunch of GIRLS! LOL!! They were jibber-jabbering the entire time. Sometimes, the jibber-jabber was mean-spirited, sometimes it was dorky, but NEVER was it softball related. Tomorrow is going to be SOOOOO different!
We are going to run drills. We are going to have "real" game-like situations and see how they do. And every negative comment will result in physical activity. Either pushups or situps or running or mountain climbers or burpees!!! Yeah! They are going to be positive if it kills them!! (Or me!)
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