Softball • Aftershock Travel Softball
When did you start playing softball?
When I was about 9 years old
Why did you decide to give softball a try?
I tried dancing, soccer and cheer for a while. But then I tried softball and now I am hooked on the game.
How often do you practice?
With my team, I practice two days a week and have pitching lessons once a week, but I am always batting or throwing the ball at home. Our tournaments are on the weekends; I played at least seven tournaments this fall.
What position(s) do you play?
I play shortstop, left and center field, third base and I pitch. But my favorite is shortstop.
What have you learned about teamwork?
You have to work together. You win as a team and you lose as a team. Last year we lost a lot, but this year we took home six silver rings (2nd place) and two gold championship rings.
How do your teammates make practice fun?
Just being around my teammates is fun! I have made friends with my teammates and we cheer each other on and push each other to do our best.
What is the best part of playing ball?
Just playing the game! I love softball and I am in competition with myself.
What is one thing you do after a tournament?
Sleep on the way home
What do you do to calm any butterflies before batting?
I used to be nervous, but now I just get up to the plate and hit the ball.
Who is your favorite sports hero?
A.J. Andrews, the first woman to win the MVP Golden Glove Award.
What are you looking forward to doing next in your sport?
I want to play for LSU.
Do you play any other sports?
Currently just softball; that is where my heart is.
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