I went to the coach and told him I wanted a chance to pitch. He was reluctant since I was such a little skinny, tiny girl, so I spent some time sitting on the bench, unfortunately. In the meantime, this gave me lots of time to practice and that is what I did. One night our pitcher got injured and coach needed someone else to play. All of a sudden I was off the bench and walking towards the mound. This was my big moment and it just happened to be the very first game we won that season! Talk about exhilarating. My coach even apologized for not putting me in sooner and recommended pitching lessons so I could learn to pitch harder. I was all for lessons and dedicated myself to learning speed and control.
The lessons were very intensive, but I learned how to control my pitch and got my speed up quite a bit. To this day, I can still pitch straight and hard. Luckily, my relatives love playing ball, so I get to show off every once and a while. It's quite surprising for a thirtysomething mom of two to get out on the field and outpitch the men, but that's what I do!
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This is a sponsored post for Pitch Harder, however, all the points and views are my own.