Our fielding was spotty and we just couldn't get our bats going.
Holly at bat
It didn't help that my pitching was a little bit on the shaky side too. In our regular season games, we don't have umpires, so there's no called balls or strikes. Last night I found out in the playoffs there are umpires, and you start with a 1-1 count for each batter.
That stressed me out a bit during last night's game, and it made me tense, which made it take way longer than normal for me to find my zone.
I guess it's good that I found out now though instead of during the playoffs.
Aside from the shoddy pitching, I did make two pretty stellar plays in the field. One batter drilled the ball right back at me (unintentionally, she apologized later) and I managed to nab it to get the out.
Another batter hit a slower bouncing ball up the middle and I was able to charge it and make the throw out at first.
I like to think those two plays make up for my lackluster pitching.
The game ended with us losing 10-7, which is a really low-scoring game for our league. I guess neither team was totally on their A-game last night.
It's hard to believe playoffs are just around the corner and that the season will be wrapping up soon. Seriously, where has this summer gone?