day 2207 – espr playoff

team espr at the riverway field bright and early for the softball playoffs. it wasn’t the playoff result we wanted, but we had a really fun season, my fourth with this team. each person took many strides throughout and proved that we could contend with teams from the top of tier c. for me, it was switching from first base to hold down the fort at third base. the captains handed out team awards this year; i won the comeback player of the year after missing some games due to injuries. but what i least expected and was winning the female mvp of this season

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day 2048 – squirtle champs

huskies and squirtle go head to head again for the second time in three days. the grand final was neck and neck down to the wire until we sneaked out the win with an overtime goal. i played in the back end again and made some bold gambles which sacrifice my body with sprawling plays at the blue line and diving in the last minute of regulation. a few times i tried to jump into offense and even had a few shots on goal. i’m so happy to have been a part of the team building on the friendship. this season and our championship win was truly a team effort

day 1779 – baseball tees


team picture time when everyone is upgraded from worn out cotton tees to sporting new baseball drifit. it would have been perfect if most of us ordered one size down; nonetheless, we all look like better ballplayers despite our record. squint field must be the least bug friendly field we play at; i feel like the bugs realize that i’m wearing expired off bug spray. it was a close game until the end when we lost it in open inning. i’m quite disappointed with my last inning at bat when i was pressing too hard to pull it down left field line

day 1691 – she-unit

showing up in plain white beaters and snapbacks for another year of kings and queens tournament. the tournament competition level was very high as always and although we didn’t make it far into the elimination rounds, it’s always good to be with the gang. good thing my chiropractor was on site to do some heavy taping on my shoulder so i could hold it down enough to play. i must say it was weird playing in white beaters and i don’t think i’ll consider that again

day 1437 – slopitch team

aside from chasing a pitch first at bat, i settled down and had myself a very strong game. played a good hard game and ran the bases hard. my offense went three for four, made solid contact, got a rbis, and beat out some throws. there was lots of action at first base this game and even i surprised myself with all the catches and shags. i quite like it at first base, but also like using my speed to track down balls. i’m rounding out to be a good utility player that can fit multiple positions. i hope to try my hand at shortstop one day

day 1312 Рteam competitors 

competition day in portland came really quickly. i had low expectations going in because of what happened recently and the luck of poomsae draw didn’t help either. practice was sparse cause of the lack of time and the timing of injuries. i admit at times i didn’t try to make time to practice and even wanted to withdraw so i won’t disappoint anyone. i pulled together a gutsy performance today and took a gold and a satisfying bronze. i’m glad i was there to prove myself

day 1047 – grapefruits

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it was a fun season with these grapefruits in the first ever pineapple league. today’s playoffs didn’t turn out the way we had hoped, but i still had tons of fun playing with this bunch. i am glad mo came out to catch some action even though my team and i had little court time with an early exit. time to give it a rest; my arm, elbow, shoulder and head will thank me for the much needed off season rest