I picked up my red, white, and blue glove, placed it on my right hand, and ran out to first base. To warm up, the coach threw me the ball.
I caught it and threw it with all my might all the way to the 3rd basemen. She caught it and threw it back. I rolled it to the shortstop, who squatted down, touching her glove to the ground between her legs. She scooped it up quickly and threw it back to me. I tossed the ball now way up into the sky near the 2nd baseman to simulate a pop-up. “I got it!” she called out. Once caught, she threw it back to me.
We were warmed up and ready to go.The 7th grade St. James Girls softball team against the 7th grade St. John’s Girls softball team.
“Hey, batter, batter. Easy out!” the chatter began. I shouted out, “Play’s at 1st!” The umpire signaled to the pitcher to start the game.It was Springtime on a Saturday morning.