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Monday, February 28, 2011After a night of terrible weather and evacuating for a tornado, that never came, we got to head to Birmingham, Ala., for some sunshine. This drive felt a lot shorter than the ones we had been on the past two weekends so that was nice. I didn’t even have enough time to fall asleep on this trip.
We ate lunch at McAllister’s before taking on Samford. We brought everything we had that game and won 10-0 in 6 innings. After that we went to dinner and got some really good pasta. At dinner Mollie (Mitchell), Mackie (Mackenzie Tucker), and I discussed how much Coach (Heather) Collins doesn’t like pranks but yet I’m pretty sure she declared a prank war on Mollie and me. Hmm, it’s going to be a long season for her then. None of us were too concerned about getting to sleep early because we had a later game and got to sleep in Saturday.
Saturday we rolled out of bed and went to breakfast at 9 then Ali (Watson) and I went back and slept for a couple more hours, you know to get our minds in the zone not because we’re lazy or anything like that. Then for lunch we went to Panera, also one of my favorite places to eat. Our first game of the day we played Radford at Samford’s field. That was a tight win but thanks to Haybale’s (Haley Elliott) two-run shot and then executing and scoring another run it was good for a win.
Right after the game we ate dinner at Jason’s Deli. The ice cream wasn’t as good as it usually is so we decided it was not a real Jason’s Deli. After dinner we headed to UAB’s field to take on Indiana State. Let’s just say we got cocky. We thought we had that game in the bag, but a lesson was learned. We have to show up and play every team like they are the No. 3 team in the country. A win is NEVER automatic.
Sunday we played St. Louis and unfortunately we had to walk away with another loss. At this point I know our whole team is sick of losing. Before we thought it’s because we didn’t have energy. This weekend showed us otherwise because we did have energy.
Right now we are trying to find the missing piece to what our team needs to be great because we definitely aren’t lacking in talent. These past couple of weekends we’ve been plugging in pieces to see what it is that’s missing. We are looking for that missing piece and we are going to keep plugging away until we find it. Losing is definitely a feeling we don’t want to be feeling anymore. We just have to keep at it.
Vanessa Medina is a redshirt sophomore who is writing a weekly blog on the Lady Bisons' softball team.