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F.A.Q.!

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Hi everyone! I know I haven’t been active since early January since I’ve been incredibly busy with sports and school. I decided to make an F.A.Q. about me because a lot has been happening. These facts mainly have to do with softball because this is a softball blog.

Name: My name is Sam. I will not show my last name for obvious reasons.

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Age: I am 13 years old.

Softball Teams: I play for my club team,  Central Mass Thunder U14. Additionally, I played for my town’s All-Star team last summer. My middle school is starting a softball team this year and I’m excited to try out. I will let you guys know if I made it or not then.

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Position: Most of the time, I play center field or right field. I sometimes play first base.

Lefty or Righty?: Unlike most people, I throw lefty but I bat righty!

Glove: I have the 2018 Louisville Slugger XENO 12.75 Outfield glove.


Bat:  I have the 2018 Louisville Slugger LXT 32"/21 oz .

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2018’s Top 5 College Softball Plays

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Hi everyone! Happy New Year! To start off the year, I will be showing you the best college softball plays of 2018. Most of the list is from the Women’s College World Series, while others are just from regular games. Disclaimer: I did not include the famous Florida-State-bunt-catch-double-play because that is already very well known. I wanted to include plays that are not as heard of as much.

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You can find all of the plays in this video. In each play I describe, I will give the exact time, so you can find it easily.

#5 Julia Deponte's Sliding Outfield Catch: In this Oregon vs. Washington game, Huskies' left-fielder, Julia Deponte, makes an outstanding diving catch. She sprints from middle left-field to behind third base. After she snags the softball, she continues to slide, still keeping the ball secure. Impressive! This takes place at 1:31.
#4 Jade Gortarez's Diving Shortstop Snag: During an Arizona State vs. Utah game, Utah's shortstop, J…

What You Need To Buy For Christmas- Softball Edition

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Hey guys! I am so, so, so, excited for Christmas! I can’t wait! Today, I will be giving you a list of what to buy a friend or family member, that plays softball, for Christmas. I am personally hoping to receive a couple of these.😉
New Cleats: Personally, I really want new cleats. I would love them because I reached the age where we can wear metal cleats. You could also buy turf shoes, which come in hand where you can't wear your metals on the turf. My favorite brands of cleats are Mizuno and New Balance. Here are some of my favorites.  Photo Credits by Mizuno
New Bat: This is always an appreciable gift! Every softball player, I guarantee, will love you forever if you buy them a new bat. However, bats can range from approximately $200-$350. I believe that DeMarini is the premier brand for bats.

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Softball Decor: This is such a creative and fun idea! You could buy your softball player a softball pillow, a poster, blanket, or a wall decal. In addition, you coul…

The Four Best Softball Tournaments in Massachusetts

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Hey everyone! Welcome back to my blog! In my opinion, I feel like the location, quality of fields, and more at softball tournaments help make the experience more enjoyable. With that in mind, I decided to rank the five best softball tournaments in Massachusetts. I chose Massachusetts because I've been to the most softball tournaments there. I will be ranking these tournaments based on location, quality of fields, and what you can do when you're not playing a game.


4. Webster Fastpitch Spring/Fall Tournament: In Webster, there are two, decent fields right next to each other, along with a snack-shack. The volunteers working there are always so sweet! On the other hand, the location isn't bad. It's not the best location because there is not much around Webster, yet there is a shopping center down the street. That is all I can think of. I ranked this tournament fourth because of the kind volunteers, decent fields, and not-so-bad location. 

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5 Relatable Experiences All Softball Players Share Pt.2

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Hey everybody and welcome back to my blog! Today I’m going to do a part two of my last post. There are too many experiences, so I decided to do a part two.

Do You Want To Hang out Today?: Every single time when somebody asks this, I always reply “no”. It’s not because I don’t want to, which I do, but is because I simply can’t. Most club players have a softball tournament almost every weekend in the summer. However in the spring and fall, we also have some tournaments, so we’re available more. Lastly, in the winter, we either have private hitting lessons or team practices more than once a week.
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In this video, Michael Scott, the guy with the orange shirt is the skill of throwing. The lady, Jan, is you.

Getting an Easy Grounder and Overthrowing: This definitely applies to me. If I’m in center field or right field, occasionally I will overthrow to any base. Rarely, I’ll be playing first and I’ll be the one attempting to catch them. It’s very, very, very annoyi…

5 Relatable Experiences All Softball Players Share

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Welcome back to my blog! Do you ever feel utterly humiliated when you strike out looking? Or overthrow on the weakest grounder? Of course, we all do! Every softball player has experienced these moments, whether they're amusing, frustrating, or regretful.

When the Ump Calls a Definite Ball a "Strike": I despise this very much. Like, do you understand that a strike isn't considered above your hands or one inch above the ground? Have you hurt me? You have succeeded. Especially, if you have two strikes on you, it's unbearable. On the other hand, this doesn't happen very much, so don't worry about it.
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When Someone Asks You How "Baseball" Was Going: If I had a dollar every time someone asks me this, I would be rich. This specifically bothers me because softball is different than baseball, in multiple ways. I know they're similar, but it's not that difficult.

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Three Essential Things You Should Know Before Playing Club

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Hi everyone!! Sorry that I didn’t post last week. Anyway, I will be sharing with you five, necessary, need-to-know, things before joining a club team. I have realized these need-to-know things after playing for a couple years in a club organization. In my opinion, I strongly believe these will help you make the right choice.

You Might Have to Quit an Activity: This specific thing happened to me. I danced for nine years and was ready to make the switch to the competition team, but I would have to quit softball and basketball. However, I loved softball and basketball too much, so I stuck with them. If you're not ready to give up something, I recommend you wait. If you like the certain activity and softball equally, I suggest you should write down a list of pros and cons.

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You're Not Always Going to be the Best: You're not always going to be the all-star in town ball. Now that you play in club, you're playing at a higher level with better girls. Th…