|04-19-2005, 01:06 AM||#1|
Join Date: Apr 2001
Softball League! I feel like a kid again!
Man what an awesome night!
We had our first doubleheader tonight, and this is the first time I've played an actual league game in almost ten years. I expected to be splitting time with someone, as the team I'm on has been together for awhile, and guys are set in their positions, but the team coach wanted to have my hustle on the field, so he started me at right. Hell yeah!
I didn't see much feilding action, as it was the first game and bats were light in my direction... Which was fine with me... I fielded one or two short balls and kept my guy on first.
But my bats helped the team! I took an out at first in my debut, but advanced a runner to third who later scored, so I took it as a moral victory. My second at-bat, I bounced it down a muddy third base line and the baseman couldn't beat me to the bag. Our bats were connecting that inning, and I ended up getting waved on to home for a score. Later, I hit one over the pitcher and split the shortstop and second baseman and got a base hit, but unfortunately the next batter popped the third out. The next at-bat, I grounded it near the pitcher and short-stop, and again bet the throw... By that time, one of my buddies was saying, "wow, Ichiro here got another infield base hit..." Hell yeah! Nothing beats being compared to everybody's favorite slugger (Ichiro is huge up here).
All in all, it was a great night. We lost the second game, but that's alright. It's the first game of the season, and we were a little out of gas by the third inning of our second game. I can't wait until next week!