Thursday, June 02, 2011

Lindsey's CWS Blog - Day 2

Former Sheldon High School catcher Lindsey Ziegenhirt is blogging for the Elk Grove Citizen from Oklahoma City, site of the Women's College World Series.
Another day, another game. Today, we faced #2 seeded Alabama and, boy, was it a fight till the end. Jolene Henderson, another Elk Grove native and Sheldon alumni, pitched an awesome game against the powerful bats of the Crimson Tide. Unfortunately, our offense took a day off and we couldn't get the runs we needed, but a 1-0 loss isn't anything to be disappointed in. 
Every team in this tournament deserves to be there for one reason or another whether it be lights-out pitching, a stellar offense, or more commonly both. Each game is expected to be a close game; no team is going to give up without a fight. 
I will say one thing in our defense, no one on our team except two of the coaches has ever played in the World Series so the first-game jitters are natural. But now that we have one game under our belts, you can be sure that the Cal Bears will show up ready to win some games and send some teams packing for home.  

Our next game isn't until Saturday when we take on the hometown Oklahoma State Cowgirls, but in the meantime, tomorrow we'll get some extra hitting in and then we have the rest of the day to explore Oklahoma City. And just to make it a little more sweet, tomorrow's my birthday! Enjoy the week of softball; it's just getting started!

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