day 2152 – softball sunset

i was afraid i forgot how to play softball after not having played for five consecutive weeks. my first test came early in the game when a pop up came in my direction in the bottom of the first inning. perhaps i was feeling anxious; i swung at the first pitch of my first at bat. after i got the first one out of the way, i settled down and took a few pitches until i saw one i liked. i connected in my next two at bats with two solid base hits and rbi

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day 1764 – batters box

i was massively irritated at work today because some coworkers dumped urgent matters on me with no appreciation. to further that, they used their manager’s authority to change my priorities. as stressful as it was, glad that could be balanced out with some softball. played first base for both games in the double header and realized i’ve developed a love for this position. i didn’t swing the bat too well, nor ran the bases too well all due to a sprained ankle, but my glove did the bulk of the work. the one position i have yet to try but would like to is shortstop

day 1748 Рfoul territory 

i was five feet away from possibly hitting my first ever home run. i had never struck the ball so hard in my softball days and if it only shifted five or so feet to the right, it would have landed in fair territory well over the left fielder. we played a high tiered team today and got creamed but we’ll be back on the field for more softball come thursday. it was a scorching day with sweat down my back even when standing on the field. on my drive home, my car registered thirty degrees celsius

day 1744 – espr dub

first regular game of the season for espr and we got our first win. the team put together a great six strong innings and already tied last year in the win column. i played an all around game with defensive plays at first base and getting base hits with solid hits. i did, however, make an early season error that i’m not very happy about. i was totally robbed of a base hit on what i thought was the hardest i’ve ever struck a softball, but the left fielder dove for it. everyone stayed after the game and put some work into fielding 

day 1077 – batter up

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being active is just the way i like it, even when my limbs are sore. on the diamond playing softball and back catching once again. feeling more comfortable and better both on the field and at the plate. i managed two hits and a strikeout which equates to a 0.667 batting average; not bad for a rookie. after the game, i was even asked to join their team as a regular. a bunch of us keeners stayed after to do some extra batting and fielding practice. during batting practice, i was making solid contact and taking good cuts with each swing

day 1056 – softball action

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i am not used to the inactive and idle nights now that i have an extended break before the next season. i took the field tonight for my first ever organized softball game. i have never played softball before but i caught on quickly and made several nice plays. it was a fun night; i enjoyed the casual night of throwing balls and the team spirit that comes with . it’s a sign i miss being on a team and maybe should have joined a league for the summer