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  • My fist year playing softball, I was the girl no one wanted on their team. When it was my turn to bat, everyone would say, she’s going to strike out, or, we’re going to lose cause of her. And I did strike out, because I let it get in my head. I was the one that the coach would either sit out or stick in the outfield. My coach never gave me the chance to work with her and she never corrected me if I did something wrong.

    I stuck with it though, and it helped when my dad started coaching our team three years ago. My dad also plays softball - he is a pitcher. When he started coaching, he wanted to get me into pitching. At first, I didn’t know what I was doing, and I got mad and stopped trying. My dad had me try again and now I’m pretty good. But I still need some work.

    This season was my best ever, because I pushed myself more and I started batting and pitching better, and trying harder. There was one time this season I was really proud of myself. It was when we were in the playoffs and it was my turn to bat. There were two outs, and I was shaking. Two strikes went by me, and now I’m freaking out. A ball came at the plate, I decided to swing, and that swing got me my first grand slam! When I touched home plate my friends were there to hug me.

    We didn’t win championships, but my team had a great season! Now I know that if I set my mind to something I can accomplish it.
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