Fall Ball started last week.
As usual I have been pestering my coach to let me Pitch.
I haven’t gotten a hit yet, I struck out a few times and got walked. I don’t know why I’m having trouble hitting. My parents think the kid pitchers pitch fast & I’m not used to hitting fast balls. At batting practice my coach pitches to us and he doesn’t pitch very fast. I hit every single ball at practice, now I just need to hit at my games. I have tipped a few. I know once I hit one then I will start becoming a hitter. It’s just getting that first hit that seems hardest. I wish the kids would pitch to us at practice so I can get a feel of hitting off of them. For some reason the coaches never let the kids pitch to us at practice. Well anyway, the good new is the other day only a few kids showed up for practice so I asked my coach if I could pitch to him. I wanted him to see how good I pitch so maybe he would take a chance on me. My dad says, the coach probably isn’t to motivated to let me pitch at a game because I am not a good hitter right now. But I know I can pitch & I am a good catcher as well.
I figured at this empty practice was my chance to let my coach see my pitching. I did a great job, he was very impressed. He said, “Wow, I think we have a New Pitcher!” Then he let me Play Catcher for him. I did great at that too. He said, “Sky, your a great Catcher, you need to be catching too.”
Finally, he is not just judging me on my terrible hitting.
Guess what? I was Starting Pitcher in my game last night. I pitched 2 innings of No Hitters!!
Oh, Yea!!! It felt Amazing!!
My brother says, “Who needs to hit, when you can Pitch!”
He was sooo happy for me. I had a smile from ear to ear. It doesn’t take much to make me feel happy and proud of myself. I don’t do great at a lot of things & try not to feel bad about them, or let myself get down about them, but when I do 1 thing good it feels better than 10 things I did bad!
I can’t explain the feeling, it’s like one good thing I can do washes away the 10 things I can’t do or that I’m not good at.
Even though I didn’t get a hit that game, I Pitched 2 innings with No hitters!
That makes me feel on top of the world!
Well, gotta go.. I’m never gonna give up on practicing my hitting & pestering my coach to put me in to Pitch.
Like Marky says, “if you don’t ask, you might not get a chance.” So I’m gonna keep asking..