We’re Talking Softball…

Team Edmunds’ co-ed softball team won tonight (Monday night) 22-5!  Granted the team we beat was winless, but it was a good win.  We generated some offense in the first few innings.  The first time we played this team, we had to rally in the bottom of the 6th inning.  I think I had a “good” 1-for-3 with 2 walks.  It’s hard to remember everything.  I walked in my first plate appearance.  Grounded into a fielder’s choice at my first at-bat.  I reached on an error the next time up and ended up at third base.  On the next at-bat, I think I hit an infield single.  It might have been an error by the second baseman now that I think about it.  If it was, I was 0-for-3.  The next plate appearance, I walked again.  I know I scored at least three times tonight.

Defensively, I only had one ball hit to me in right field (four outfielders) in the top of the 7th inning.  I almost made the most amazing “Web Gem” of my life and a short fly ball.  I came in hard and dove head-first (full extension) to try to basket-catch the ball.  I was sure I had it until I came to a stop on the ground and saw the ball squirt out.  If it was a baseball instead of a softball, I think it would’ve stayed in there.  Oh well.  :shrug:  I really wish I would have come up with that catch though!  My teammates said the impact with the ground was probably what caused it to squirt out.

I slid into 2nd base once (and covered the 2nd baseman in dirt doing so) and into 3rd base once to satisfy my need to get dirty.  I believe if you don’t get dirty, you’re probably not playing hard enough!

I’ve also been trying not to get anxious about the position I applied for.  There are two verses that have really helped me ever since I learned them in 11th grade – Philippians 4:6-7.

Philippians 4 (entire chapter – New American Standard Bible)

 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

To all “my” dear former Sunday School students (Classes of 2005 and 2006) taking finals this week, I’m praying for ya’ll!

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God Follower, husband, father, USC Trojan alumnus, Mazda employee

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