Softball and such

Hmmm, what I have been doing lately?

Last Thursday I got to the office about 15 minutes before Joe showed up, which has happened a few times, so I sat there looking over what was going on for the day. When he walked in he told me that there wasn’t much happened and told me to go to the Wesleyan softball game. That sounded like a good idea to me, especially since I have been following the CCSU softball team for a few years now.

I left the office and drove up Washington St. to the field, grabbed my game program just as Allee Beatty lined a triple down the right field line to lead off the bottom of the first for Wesleyan. I had no idea who any of the players were or knew anything about the team, but I quickly figured out why the Cardinals were atop their division in the NESCAC. I introduced myself to the SID behind the plate keeping score and he told me it was no problem talking to whoever I wanted after the game.

I walked down the third base line towards left field and watched a majority of the game there. In the sixth I went back towards home plate to watch the end of the game and made sure the SID saw me and would let me go on the field afterword.

After the coaches were done talking with their teams, I talked to the Western Connecticut State coach first and then made my way over to the Wesleyan side and got a shot interview with the coach and winning pitcher, freshman Susan Pardo. She had just thrown her third complete game shutout of the year and held a 9-0 record.

I drove back to the office and wrote the story. I thought I had a good lead written about how WCSU knew they had to keep Beatty off the bases, but didn’t account for the best pitcher they had seen all year in Pardo. Joe liked it, but wanted something different, so we went back and forth for a while on it and came up with the one in the story I linked above.

Friday

It rained all day.

The Rock Cats game got postponed in the morning so I couldn’t go to that and almost every CIAC event got postponed due to the weather, so I had to come up with something to do. I thought about doing a college notebook and when I walked in, that’s exactly what Joe said. I worked on that for the entire time I was in the office, which was only a couple of hours, but it was fun to see these local athletes doing great things in college.

At the end of the night Joe was going over the internship guidelines and realized that I only had two weeks left. We both were surprised and I almost got a little sad. I will write a reaction to that soon, but we talked about a final feature for me to write. I have been looking into that this week and should have something good for next week.

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