Nina has had a great season. She is playing great on 1st base! She’s only been put in as pitcher in a couple games but has done well when on the mound. Nina was also called up to help out in a modified game- giving her an idea of what next year will be like! That game she played 2nd base and made 2 outs and had a single and a walk. At the very end of the game, she was on 3rd, bases loaded and the next girl up hit a grand slam!! She was pretty excited to be a part of that!!
Here’s a few of Nina’s highlights:
Our softball season officially started with a rain-out 😦 My Ponytail game (Rae’s game) was supposed to be on 6/1 and it rained all day long. 6/4 was Nina’s first game (intermediate). It was chilly and dreary but it didn’t rain on us.
The following week Rae got to play her first game. The girls played hard and did well. At this level they don’t keep score and the whole line-up bats every inning but we got more outs than the other team and made some good plays!
Rae with a big out at 1st
Rae’s fast- and was safe!
Our first “softball Saturday”, where the whole league plays throughout the day, was rained out 😦
So, Nina’s second game was this past Monday. And, I have to brag, Nina played an AWESOME game!! They didn’t win, but the girls had some great plays. There was a play from 2nd to 1st (Nina’s the 1st baseman) that was completed for an out. Nina caught a pop fly then later ran up for the ball and beat the runner back to the base. But, most exciting, she was brought in to pitch the last inning! She’s been practicing hard and has been anxious to pitch in a game. It was getting chilly and had started to rain but that didn’t phase her. First pitch- STRIKE! She struck the first 2 batters out. She walked the next 2. Next batter hit the ball right to her and she threw it to first for the 3rd out- SCORELESS INNING!! Needless to say, we were very proud of her!!
A big play from 2nd to 1st. Nina caught the ball and had her foot on the bag for the OUT!
Nina’s first game pitching- scoreless inning!