Breaking It Down With Bailey
March 17, 2009
I forgot to mention this last week: Coach Glasoe ate a LIVE CRICKET during our pregame BP in Alabama. Here is how the situation went down...in a nutshell:
Glasoe finds a cricket.
Coach Tarr: 'I dare you to eat it'
Glasoe: 'You double dog dare me?'
Tarr: 'I double dog dare you'
Glasoe: 'OK. [crunch, crunch, crunch]. I am not going to eat the legs though'
Tarr and team: 'EWWWWWWWW you really ate it!!!'
Now I didn't witness this first hand since I had already hit, but that is how the scenario was relayed to me.
Other than our pitching coach eating living bugs, we had a decent and crazy weekend at the Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton, California, going 4-1. This tournament traditionally is the turning point in seasons for teams. This year, for us, it is a tournament to build off of. We played five highly competitive teams. Thursday we played Florida State and once again came from behind, something that was somewhat of a trend this weekend.
Friday's games were both fairly interesting contests...against Penn State we got down by 5 runs IMMEDIATELY, something that hasn't happened once all year. We were all out of our element that this had happened...but none the less the 'Comeback Dawgs' kept chipping away. We kept cutting the lead and they kept increasing it until finally we figured that we would keep scoring and hold them. We decided the best time to score 14 runs is when 13 are scored against us. It was quite the wild game. In the night cap against Michigan it was completely different. In what seemed to be a pitching duel, Morgan Stuart hit the longest home run I think she has ever hit to give us the lead and what ended up being the winning run. I am very proud of our team and Danielle for holding off the Wolverines and hanging on for the win.
Saturday night we played a very scrappy and emotional team in Fresno State. Now...the Bulldog's head coach is a very competitive lady and there were some close calls that could have gone either way. I'm sure we would say they went our way and they would say the same, but nobody can argue with two doubles to score three runs...no matter what we would have won anyway since we scored the international tiebreaker runner. But yeah...it was quite a feud.
Sunday...We just didn't play Husky softball. We are all very aware that we haven't played our 'A' game all year and that is something we are looking to improve upon. I have faith that we will get it done. We would all rather peak in May rather than March anyway!
Some off the field notes: we celebrated three birthdays this weekend! Nikia (19), Katie Green (our Athletic Trainer, age to remain a mystery) and Ashley Charters (23). We also got to go to the adorable stomping ground of Ashlyn Watson and her family and we'd all love to thank Bev, Jack and Kaitlyn for letting us into their home and for providing us with a lovely meal! (Danielle's parents, Cheryl and Russ [who also had a birthday on Saturday] helped with the get together too, so thanks to them as well!)
Stay classy and GO DAWGS!