Friday, April 30

if you're scared you're already beaten

In typical fashion, Carly was a bundle of nerves at the onset of something new. Then we got to the ball field and realized the pitcher on the other team was the one we had been hearing all the talk about. "She is great", "She's the best in the league", " I'd be surprised if anyone hits off her" were some of the things that we had heard. That added a few more butterflies.
Which all added up to a strike out, at her first at bat. I think she might have been holding her breath the whole time she was up to the plate. But by her second bat she had seen a couple of team mates get hits and she had made a good play in the field. It still took 2 strikes + a foul tip before she got a good hit into center field.
Fast pitch softball is a whole new ballgame {pun intended} for us. Previous Springs, Carly has played co-ed coach pitch baseball. So we learned a lot during our first game including, there is a lot of base stealing. The other team tied the ball game {4-4} and they didn't even have a hit. Carly stopped 2 well hit balls and made outs at 1st. She is the only player on her team that had any fielding opportunities.
Carly was giving her friend a pep talk today about a tennis tournament that she is playing in. The friend was telling her that her opponent was really good, and I heard Carly say "if you're scared you're already beaten". I think she got that from her dad.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looking good Carly! Thanks for the pictures Kim-Sue...maybe next time in person. Love to all, Mam-Mam and G'daddy

Celeste said...

I CAN HARDLY WAIT TO SEE A BALLGAME...THAT'S A GAME I UNDERSTAND!!! YOU GO GIRL...

Natasha said...

That's awesome that she took what she learned and then turned around and shared with her friend!

Griffin just moved up from t-ball to coach pitch baseball and that is an adjustment so I can hardlly imagine this!

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Jill said...

That's just too cool that Carly coached her friend with such astute words of wisdom!

Melinda said...

Great quote! I need to remember that!~

Lene said...

Way to go Carly!

I am going to remeber that quote...awesome