The Comeback Kids....almost

Friday, June 6, 2008

Another week....another round of softball games. Well, just one game this week. We have Tuesday evening off, but then again, so did everyone else as almost 5 inches of rain was dumped in the Champaign-Urbana area.

Last night was our second game and we got off to a slow start. The other team built a 6-0 lead over the course of 3 innings before we were able to get any runs across the plate. We threatened every inning, but just couldn't get our hits strung together to produce any runs. We broke our streak in the bottom of the third and scored 8 runs to take the lead. We were able to hold them off in the 4th, but they were able to tack on 4 more runs in the top of the 5th. The girls made a great effort in the last inning and we had quite the rally going, but ended the game losing by just one run, 12-11.

I think we learned some important lessons in baserunning last night, knowing where the ball is, and more importantly, where the baserunners are. Hopefully they'll still remember that by the time we play our next game. Another great game in terms of aggressiveness, although it did come in spurts. I'm still working on getting them to bunt in a game. They like to dive for balls, slide, and bunt at practice, but are still a little timid in games. It will surely be fun to watch them progress each week!