Monday, February 18, 2008

The Beginning

My name is Allison Shepperd, better known around Centenary as “Shep” or “Alli” and I am a member of the Centenary Softball team. I am #15 and you will usually find me at third base. I am a Health and Physical Education major and hope to one day become a head high school softball coach and teacher.

We opened our season last weekend in Texarkana, Arkansas, not exactly the start every team dreams about. We battled hard all weekend, against OSU, UAB, and the University of Arkansas, and came up short every time. Although we ended the weekend with a 0-6 record we did achieve some pretty neat things as individuals and as a team. We had multiple homeruns and everyone was pulling their weight. We struggled with our pitching here and there but nothing a little practice in the bullpens won’t fix.

Now we’re in Waco, Texas at the beautiful Baylor University campus. We played Syracuse this morning and took the 4-3 win. We took that momentum into our next game against Purdue and gave them a run for their money finishing at a close loss of 8-7. Tomorrow we should be continuing with the tournament but it looks like Mother Nature might have other plans in store. The forecast is almost 100% chance of rain, and below 40 degrees, which is not exactly prime softball weather.

So, tomorrow’s potential games are Syracuse at 10:00 A.M. and Baylor at 5:30 P.M. Wish us luck!


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