What Does Softball Mean to Me?

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“What does softball mean to me”
From the chalked up dirt to the green grass in the outfield the softball field is where I always want to be. Other people see it as a sport, but it is much more than that. Softball to me is an escape and every time I step on that field I feel as if I belong. In school everyone is so quick to judge you making you feel like you don’t belong. However on the field you have a team that treats each other as a family. Everyone shares the same love for the game, which makes playing 10 times more fun.

I remember my first day stepping onto the field. It was freshmen year and I had heard about the team through a friend. I was not so sure about joining the team at first because it has been a while since I played. At this time I was cheerleading for Chargers, CFA All Star Team and Coral Glades squad. However, I saw softball as a great opportunity to meet new people and try something new. That was the best decision I made in high school. As soon as I stepped onto that field I was welcomed with open arms! I made so many new friends through softball. They have helped me build the skills I needed to excel. Being on a team where everyone can get along and help each other is honestly the best feeling ever.

I have dedicated my heart and soul into my team. Always attending every event I could, and having my game face on ready for a win. There is something about stepping onto the pitchers mound ready to throw the first strike that makes me never want to leave the field. However an even better feeling is that sweet spot the ball hits when you power hit one to the gap in the outfield. Words can’t even explain how good that feels. My three years of dedication to this team paid off when I was promoted to captain on the varsity team my senior year. I got to show everyone that I could be a leader and lead everyone into victory. Being a captain doesn’t mean just ordering people around, it is much more then that. To be a leader you have to earn respect...
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