Saturday, April 7, 2012

Pink Thunder

We have been excited about the start of softball season! Last year, Grace played t-ball and had a fantastic experience. She loved it, and we loved watching her. This year, she is playing U-8. Her games are every Monday and Wednesday, and since the girls play 3 innings, we often don't get home until 7:30pm! With this age category, there is no more tee- basically, there are 3 pitches from the opposing team's pitcher, and then if needed, the coach pitches 2 more. 
We requested for Grace to have the same coach she had last year. There are many girls from last year's team on this year's team, as well. This has given us a chance to get reacquainted with some of the other families.  A few weeks ago, her league held a day of opening ceremonies. There was a carnival and each team played several times. Coach Larry put Grace in as a pitcher!
Jason went to him and explained that we have never practiced pitching with her. He was very confident that Grace would surprise us.  He was right and we were amazed!  We were definitely proud parents!  Pitch after pitch was spot on, though each could've used a little more speed. Coach Larry had her play pitcher again for their next game.  Jason has been practicing with her and she has been working hard.  The one thing that has been most inconsistent though is her batting. She is very determined to improve, and we have already seen so much improvement in just a mere few weeks- we are in store for a wonderful season of Pink Thunder softball!

1 comment:

JHNickodemus said...

Hah! Love all the pink! Even in her mitt!