Thursday, January 24, 2008

Softball Nite in the Desert


It's softball nite and our team, at 3-1 played the first place team (4-0). We didn't do so well in the first game and got shlacked 21-3. I was pitching and they were hitting. So we were down a little, but not out.


In the second game we got up 10-0 and were playing pretty good defense. We kept pouring it on and got to a 21-0 lead in the fourth. After four, if you have a 20 run lead the game is over. So, I just needed to get three outs for my first ever shutout. The first guy popped out, then they got a hit. The next guy, who was a bit on the large size hit a ball to our third baseman. Our man tried to get a force at second but threw the ball into right. The runner rounded third and I was thinking there goes my shut out. I'm yelling, 'home, throw the ball home'. Our right fielder throws it to second where the heavy batter was trying to advance. We tagged him out for two and luckily the runner advanced to third and stopped. Two outs, man on third and I need one more out for the shut out.


The next batter hits a hard liner right between my legs. I reach down and grab the ball. It's in my glove. The batter is standing at home staring at me. I have the ball and I take my time to throw it to first. Game over and we shut out the first place team. I've been pitching for 4-5 years now and I've never had a shut out. Until tonight.

9 comments:

Non-Runner Nancy said...

WOOOO HOOOOO for pitcher Pat!! Rock on!! I played a bit of adult softball league many moons ago, I still remember the adrenaline and excitement of it all.

And look how nice and warm it looks. That picture made me totally jealous of your weather as I pulled on my snowboots!!

J~mom said...

WOOOOOHOOOO!!! That is awesome!! Way to go Pat! I guess it was ok that you missed the movie then. ;>P Hopefully you and Amy can see it in February.

Jeff said...

Congrats, Pat.

Emil Von Runner said...

Nice Shut Out!

Marathoner in Training said...

Good job Pat, I thought this was a running blog and not a softball one. I will have to check back later....

TNTcoach Ken said...

Softball in January must be nice. So you’re back on the good foot?

Cheryl said...

Awesome shutout, Pat! I enjoyed the play-by-play description.

I'm with the other northerners, marvelling that somewhere in this country there are people wearing shorts, playing softball outside in the sunshine, and there's green grass instead of two feet of snow!

Pat said...

I stole the picture. It was around 55 degrees and dark when we played. I did wear shorts. I'll try and get some pictures one of these days.

Cheryl said...

Oh funny! And I was so jealous. Wait -- I'm still jealous of 55 degrees. The low here tonight is going to be 2. :P