Softball When I was five I picked up my first softball glove. I didn't start playing on a team until I was seven. When I was five and six I played catch with my dad outside. When I started playing on a team I was better than most of the girls. I could catch the ball and throw it farther than the other players. The first two years I played I played all the positions because the coaches moved everyone around but I started to like catching. I started to play catcher every chance I got. During my third year playing I was able to start focussing on one position. I started focussing more on playing catcher and every year since I have played catcher. Through the years I have gotten pretty good at batting too. I don't hit home runs but I hit the ball and get runs batted in. My dad and I practice all the time. Last year I was playing and we were tied with the other team. We had to go into extra innings and we were the home team so we batted last. The other team scored a few runs. Now we had to score some runs or we would lose. There were two outs and bases were loaded I was going up to bat. I had two balls and two strikes on me and the next pitch I swung as hard as I could and I smacked the ball way out into left field. I hit a grand slam and my team won the game. That was my first home run. Over the summer when I played I looked at it as practice because I had high school tryouts coming up and really wanted to make the team. The high school had open gyms over summer and I tried to
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Kayce Dirnbauer Mrs. Aigner English April 20, 2015 “Its a girl Thing” Softball was invented in 1887 as in indoor game in Chicago. In 1926 Softball was given its name. There were many different names that were given such as indoor baseball, but was soon moved outdoors mushball, softbund ball, playground, Kitten softball, and ladies baseball. Softball is just like baseball but with a bigger ball on a smaller field. There was a tournament helds in 1933 at the Chicago World’s Fair and that when america started the interest in softball.
Though the practices performed within softball literacy do not immediately seem as if they should be considered a literacy practice, according to two of the six propositions about the nature of literacy, it is. Not only does it involve the physical performance from a play, but also includes formal writings, new rules and regulations, and offer different rules in different countries. For me, softball was something that has made me who I am today. Whether it be the welcoming community or the constant push to make myself better at the game.. Softball literacy is also filled with artifacts that make us a community within our team and a community with other softball players.
Softball is a growing sport for girls within the United States. Whether you are an 8-year-old girl, to a senior in college softball, it’s a sport that many are attached too. A new form of hitting came into play during the 2005 Women’s College Series. Slap hitting is a new form of hitting that changed the way the game of fast-pitch softball is being played. Slapping changed the way coaches and players think about how they are going to field a slap hitter. This form of hitting is becoming a major role within fast-pitch softball. When I got the opportunity to learn how to slap hit I was excited to gain this ability. With practice, patience and determination, I began to learn the hitting style that I use today.
Softball is a sport that is known throughout the United States and the world. Softball originated on Thanksgiving Day in Chicago in 1887. The game was actually said to have begun as an indoor game. Softball was started by a group of men who had gathered at a club to watch the Harvard vs. Yale football game. When the news came that Yale had defeated Harvard, 17-8, one Yale supporter, overcome with enthusiasm, picked up an old boxing glove and threw it at a nearby Harvard alumni, who promptly tried to hit it back with a stick. This gave George Hancock, a reporter for the Chicago Board of Trade, an idea. He suggested a game of indoor baseball. Naturally, Hancock's friends thought he was talking about playing a game outdoors, not indoors.
The day of my last softball game was the most terrifying day of my life. I have been playing softball for my whole life, Usually your last game is bittersweet and sad, mine was the complete opposite.One reason why the day of last softball game was absolutely horrid, was because it was the championship game and the whole game the score was back and forth, neither team could keep the lead.Another reason the day of my last softball game was extremly scary is because my dad who is the coach, randomly disappeared as well as my mother. The assistant coach came up in between innings and told the team that he would be taking over because my dad did not feel well. Next thing i noticed both my parents were gone, and i heard the fire truck and ambulance
GEORGETOWN, Texas – The Ladies never trailed in an 8-3 win in game one, but Centenary (8-9, 2-4 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference) fell to Southwestern (12-8, 2-4 SCAC) 13-1 (five innings) in the nightcap as the two teams split a double header Saturday afternoon, March 17.
Do you want to be able to beat everyone at the next home run derby? Ok you may not go to any home run derbies or be in softball, but learning to swing a bat correctly can give you an upper hand and give you something to teach other people. When you are a parent and your kid wants to learn the sport of softball or baseball you will be able to teach them the perfect fundamentals in swinging a bat. There is a lot more to swinging a bat than what most people think. When you think about swinging a bat do you think about your feet, your head, your hands, or your hips? I don’t think most people do. Well these hitting fundamentals will teach you how to have the perfect swing and these four easy stages will help you to teach others and if you want to hit the farthest.
Just hours after capturing its first Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament win in program history, five Centenary softball players were honored by the conference. In a vote by the SCAC coaches and announced at the Conference Softball Tournament Friday, April 22, five Ladies grabbed All-Conference honors.
The long series of events started when I was seven years old and my parents signed me up for Bobby Sox softball. I soon grew to love the sport and came back to the organization every year until I turned ten. I stopped playing for the league and tried out for a local travel ball team and made it. I soon had a career out of playing travel ball, it was my whole life. I had been on many teams and created many memories. As I got older, I didn’t enjoy playing softball as much as I did before. I was scared to tell this my dad this because he had high hopes that I would play in college. When I told my dad that I wanted to quit softball, I learned that I need to do what makes me happy even if it disappoints people.
This man has a career high of 1,303 victories throughout 30 years of coaching Tennessee Softball .He was also inducted into the 2011 hall of fame . He is now in his 16th season of coaching Tennessee Softball,this man's name is Ralph Weekly and he is assisted by his wife Karen Weekly. Before all of his achievements in Tennessee softball he was in the FBI and he also is “retired from the United States Air Force in 1986”he commanded the Air Force Of Special Investigations.Weekly also earned the Bronze Star and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry for his service in the Vietnam war. Weekly graduated from Arizona State in 1973 and completed course work for a master's degree in international relations from Pacific Lutheran.
The softball doubleheader between the top-two teams in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference on Friday, between your Ladies and Texas Lutheran, has been moved up an hour to 4 p.m. The two teams will wrap up the series on Saturday with another doubleheader beginning at noon.
SHREVEPORT, La. – The Ladies softball team picked up their first win of the season, 4-2, in game one of the doubleheader, but five errors led to four unearned runs by the Wildcats in a 5-1 loss in game two between Centenary (1-5) and Louisiana College (3-1) Tuesday night, February 7.
Ever since I learned the ropes, I wanted to play because it has always been my dream to play softball. My mom told me I could try out for Lakeshore Playground that got anyone involved in any sport. There was no such thing as tryouts for this playground. During some of the games, I had my good days and my bad days at either hitting or catching. I loved being on that field. I felt that it was just only my teammates and me on the field waiting for our rivals to hit the ball. That season was a good one, and I will never forget it. This is what started my dreams from just playing on a playground field to being on an actual team. To everyone else it may be just a field with red dirt, but to me it is more than that. It is everything I could dream of because the game is about my teammates and me. I loved my passion, and will continue it later on in my
Marlboro Youth Softball has given me many great memories, it has built many of my friendships and has shaped the softball player that I have become. I remember playing instructional just learning the basics of how to play and expanding on my understanding of how to play. I also remember playing 13-16U with girls that I had never played with before because they were always older than me, but it gave me a chance to learn from their experience and grow as a player. The best experience I remember from Marlboro Youth Softball was when I played on the Marlboro Heat and we were in Audubon, Pennsylvania from the regional tournament. I remember the fun competitions the day before the games actually started. These competitions included the homerun
“Not everyone is going to see or accept you for who you are, and you have to accept that.” I was told this quote everyday by my mother. Today was no different, walking up to the raked field, quote on my mind , eyes on the fresh red clay, and the sound of my metal cleats against the concrete. I was ready for this day. After months of hard work from November to February , the tryouts for Central softball team were over. Over the span of four months, I pushed myself harder than I ever thought I could, but what I did never seemed to be enough for the team.