The Ball of Soft

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Well, today was our softball tournament. And besides the fact that I hate softball (I’d much rather just play normal baseball), I had lots of fun, and I’m sure everyone else did as well. I think we did quite well overall. We got third place out of four teams, which doesn’t sound that impressive, but I still think we played well. We just had some really bad screwups that cost us some runs. It really wasn’t anyone’s fault; actually, now that I think about it, probably everyone screwed up at least once, so we all had an equal share. There were a few times that I could have had an easy out, but fumbled it or some other stupid mistake, but things like that just happen and can’t really be helped. The ball was slippery from the light rain, what can I say?

We had a couple minor injuries during a couple of the games, dealing with our outfielders mainly. Bethany sprained her wrist or something trying to catch one ball – she just caught it wrong and it hit her palm or something. She went off the field and Mrs. G drove her over to the doctor’s office just to make sure everything was alright. She has a tensor bandage on it, and might have to get out of work or driver’s ed. Oh darn. Jael also got hit in the face on one play. She caught it, but it popped up and hit her in the face I think. She was tough and stayed out there, though. She’s always been pretty manly (just kidding, of course). Other than those two injuries, I think everything went pretty smoothly. There was one play that I just have to mention because it was awesome, even though I screwed up in it. A person hit a grounder to my right, but I didn’t have time to properly get in front of it, so my glove was to my right a bit. That messed me up a bit, and what ended up happening was that it used my glove as a ramp, rolled up my arm, and then jumped up into the air. Jayson was running over from shortstop by that point, though, and he ran behind me, caught the ball that had just been popped up in the air, and promptly threw it over to first for the out. It was so smooth, like one motion, that you could almost think we rehearsed it. It was pretty nice, even though I should have just had the ball in the first place. Oh well.

Anyways, I think that’s all I have to say for today. It was a pretty fun day, but there’s not much to talk about, really. Tonight is youth at Central, which should be fun, and I get to turn in for a much-needed sleep. I’m definitely not looking forward to the aches and pains that tomorrow will bring. I think they’re worth it, though, for a fun day. I can’t say that my body agrees with me, though.

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