Lady Bruins play some softball, have fun together on spring trip
Editor’s note: The St. Bede Lady Bruins softball team made its annual spring trip to play in the Lady Warrior Southern Classic in Tennessee. The Lady Bruins teamed up off the field to chronicle the team’s adventures for the BCR.
WEDNESDAY: Departure time 3:19 p.m. Leaving the St. Bede Academy Lane for the start of this 2013 season, we have nothing but excitement to be released, goals to be achieved, and friendships to be made. Arrival in Paducah, Kentucky 9:12 p.m. After settling into our rooms, we met in the lobby, with our families, for a quick pizza party. We went straight to bed afterwards to rest up for not only tomorrow’s continued travels, but most importantly, our debut as the Lady Bruin Softball Team 2013.
THURSDAY: Departure from hotel at 9:02 a.m. Except for a sudden softball bag mishap, the two hour bus trip from Paducah, Kent. to Nashville went smoothly. Arriving in the city of country music, we could feel the excitement around us. What better place to make memories but in our hotel near the Grand Ole Opry. Shortly after arriving, and once again settling into our hotel rooms, we loaded up the bus in search for a field for a little practice before our six o’clock game that night. After meeting some nice gentlemen at McGavock High School, they agreed to let us practice on their softball fields. We went back to simple fundamentals for the first hour of practice, and worked on defensive situations for the second half of practice. One of our assistant coaches, as well as a Lady Bruin alumna, Abby Milus, stated she was very impressed with our fielding. “For the first time on the field this year, the Lady Bruins worked together extremely well. The team spirit is exciting to see, especially this early in the season.” After practice, we returned to the hotel for late lunch, where we were entertained with some good country music sung by our wait staff. We returned to our rooms to get prepared for the upcoming games. Suiting up for the first game of the season was surreal, especially for the seniors. Our games, were in Smyrna, Tenn. where we faced two teams, one from Pennsylvania and the other from TN on their home field. For the Lady Bruins as a whole, we struggled offensively. Defensively, we had few errors. After both games, we gathered in the circle and had many positive things to say. We focused on pointing out the positives in the two games, as well as the continued team spirit. This year, one of our focuses is instilling confidence in our teammates, as well as ourselves. I think I can speak for numerous softball players when I say that an animated bench makes an exciting game. We have a short practice planned in the morning and then a free day until we all attend a show at the famous Grand Ole Opry.
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