So... We athletes like to call those serious pre or post game pow-wows “come to Jesus meetings”. I know pretty much everyone out there has experienced one, sports related or not. Sometimes they are just what you need to get the fire burning, or in our case, to get the ball rolling. I’m not sure why they are called this but in my experience good things happen after these little chats.
Our chat on Tuesday after our first game against Gadsden State Community College went a little bit like this…..
Get your head in the game!
That’s pretty plain and simple right? Well, let’s just say from there on out it’s been nothing but good things. We ended up beating Gadsden State in the second game, which is great for me since that’s my hometown! I got to see a few friends that I played ball with in high school that now play for that team. Today we had our first game in our very own tournament that we are hosting in nearby Selma. We played AUM (Auburn University Montgomery), and even though they are significantly “larger” than we are, we played with a lot of heart. I couldn’t be more proud of my team. We did end up losing but not by errors! We hit. We fielded. We made those ESPN plays, but just fell short. Coach Jones knew how well we played, and offered up nothing but kind words at the end.
Tomorrow is another day which means more games. We have two games on Friday and two games on Saturday. We are hoping to add a few more “W’s” to our list before we head off for Spring Break. If we continue to progress like we are, then it is possible that we will return to the big tournament at the beginning of May.
Nationals, here we come! I can almost taste it.
-Samantha Jo =)