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Game Ball! 
18th-Sep-2016 08:49 pm
Julie got a game ball in her spring softball session. Katie has been lusting after one for some time. Today she got it as her team won 4-0 and evened their record for the season with their second win in a row.

Katie got to pitch today for an inning. She didn't pitch the best, but she pitched credibly well. She didn't hit the best--McKayla hit a home run to give the team a 1-0 lead early. But she fielded her position while pitching better than anyone. She threw a runner out at first. She would have thrown a runner out at third, but the ump actually did miss the call. (He was a good ump and it was a tough call from the plate.) Then she threw that runner out at home, preserving the team's 1-0 lead in the top of the third. And she got a hit in her only trip to the plate.

And when all was said and done, Katie got the game ball. She was over the moon.

Julie played well too. She struck out in her first at bat, but was hit by a pitch and scored in her second at bat. (We will be hearing about her sore shoulder blade for days. :) ) And she got to catch for the first time this season and did quite well.

There was much rejoicing.

After all this (and lunch), I wasn't able to make the Capricon meeting today, but I sent in a report last night, as I expected this. That gave me a chance to help take care of things around the house, including washing a load of underwear, two loads of kid clothes, a load of my shirts, a comforter, and the bathroom rugs. I also made a trip to Walmart to pick up more shelf liner for Katie's dresser so that Gretchen could continue working with Katie to get her new room into a habitable state -- not there yet! And I found a purple hamper for Katie's closet which suited her just fine.

All in all, a happy and productive day.
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