All American Girl

Lily started her games last week, and she is really doing well. She’s hitting the ball hard up the middle, and usually it’s the first or second pitch. The umpire uses a pitching machine and the girls all bat around. The league really stresses fun and skill development over competition. Lily has played all over the field, including catcher, first, outfield, and even a little second base like her daddy. She wasn’t sure if she was going to play this season, so she missed out on the travel team try-outs, but maybe next season. The try-outs are in October, so a long way to go until then. The league is run by the high school softball coach, and the teams are coached by the high school girls. They’re really great with the kids and give them solid instruction. No game this week due to the holiday, but I can’t wait until her next game. Nothing makes me happier than watching my kids play ball. Trevor is playing soccer this season, but said he’s going back to baseball next year, and Brian will be old enough to play t-ball next year, too. I don’t get a lot of sleep with all the things we have going on, but they are definitely worth it. There’s a new website where you can track you kids baseball career, so I can track her here:

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She sure looks like a natural calling plays behind the dish. That’s great that she decided to go for it again and this sounds like a fun league…and you still might be able to teach her that successfully turning two is an amazing high, you never know. :)
— Kristen

Kristen, I’m really glad she decided to play. I can’t explain how much I enjoy watching her, especially when she has a solid hit or makes a nice play. She’s having fun, and I think just getting one is a thrill for most of them…but I’ll keep teaching her.

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