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  • #46
    Originally posted by Utility07 View Post
    That is not unassisted.
    It is. She got the first out from the popup and the two subsequent by tagging the runner and first base. She was the only one to touch the ball in the play so therefore no assist.

    Mine has to be the time I made every single out for my team in a two inning game. 5 strikeouts and an assist. Felt pretty proud of myself especially since it was the first game I ever pitched.
    Last edited by Padday; 06-04-2007, 05:56 PM.
    Greystones Mariners Baseball Club. The oldest baseball club in Ireland. 16 years and still going strong.

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    • #47
      She threw the ball to the pitcher.

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      • #48
        Catching a perfect game (5 innings) and throwing out my first runner

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        • #49
          Originally posted by Utility07 View Post
          She threw the ball to the pitcher.
          She went to throw to the pitcher but then realised the runner hadn't gone back to first so didn't.

          Originally posted by StanTheMan View Post
          She goes to throw the ball back to the pitcher.... but the runner from first is standing on second, and has not gone back.
          Simple misunderstanding is all.
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          • #50
            Originally posted by Padday View Post
            She went to throw to the pitcher but then realised the runner hadn't gone back to first so didn't.



            Simple misunderstanding is all.
            Indeed....... misunderstanding by two base coaches on the other team, two runners who did not retreat on a pop up caught (or really just started running on contact anyway), as well as a first-baseman who did not realize what was going one.

            Some of our own parent (certainly the mental equals of the other team's base coaches) asked... "what just happened?"

            I suppose I could have worded it better.

            Ugly or not, it was an unassisted Triple Play, and very fun for her... and me.
            "Herman Franks to Sal Yvars to Bobby Thomson. Ralph Branca to Bobby Thomson to Helen Rita... cue Russ Hodges."

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            • #51
              Originally posted by StanTheMan View Post
              Indeed....... misunderstanding by two base coaches on the other team, two runners who did not retreat on a pop up caught (or really just started running on contact anyway), as well as a first-baseman who did not realize what was going one.

              Some of our own parent (certainly the mental equals of the other team's base coaches) asked... "what just happened?"

              I suppose I could have worded it better.

              Ugly or not, it was an unassisted Triple Play, and very fun for her... and me.
              I actually meant Utility's misunderstanding rather than the situation.

              But I agree with you. It takes some quick and clever thinking to be able to pull off a play like that.
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              • #52
                Originally posted by Padday View Post
                I actually meant Utility's misunderstanding rather than the situation.
                I know.... but there was plenty of misunderstanding on the field as well!!

                She made the ALL-Star team today (two girls from each team) and the coach handed out certificates (most improved player, best hustle, best team spirit, essentially for some of the girls who struggle a bit) and guess who got the award for "Play of the Year?"
                "Herman Franks to Sal Yvars to Bobby Thomson. Ralph Branca to Bobby Thomson to Helen Rita... cue Russ Hodges."

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                • #53
                  Holy shi!

                  My daughter made ANOTHER unassisted Triple Play again at her game tonight.... 7/8/9 year old softball.

                  Same scenario, first and second, no out, line drive/pop-up to short.... caught for the out.

                  Runner on second too far off the bag, tagged for the second out.

                  I'm pleased as punch at this point.... but she immeidiately wheels towards first to find the other runner.

                  Runner from first is standing on second.... coaches are screaming at her..... it's a footrace back to first!! (My girl's probably thinking..... been here before!!) the first baseman is weak - been dropping throws all inning so she doesn't throw it...

                  So my girl beats the runner to the bag by about 6 or 7 steps, and we're out of the inning. We took this ball home as well!

                  I really don't know what to think.... it's absolutely ridiculous when you think about it. I'm buying a lotter ticket tomorrow.... maybe three of them!
                  "Herman Franks to Sal Yvars to Bobby Thomson. Ralph Branca to Bobby Thomson to Helen Rita... cue Russ Hodges."

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                  • #54
                    Woah...2 unassisted triple plays? Maybe she'll turn into a Jennie Finch

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by PleaseWinAWorldSeriesCubs View Post
                      Woah...2 unassisted triple plays? Maybe she'll turn into a Jennie Finch

                      Well..... she has just about the same hair as Finch... long and blonde. I don't think I'd want her to marry a ballplayer though........

                      But then again, maybe that would be better than a plumber (no offense to any plumbers out there!)
                      "Herman Franks to Sal Yvars to Bobby Thomson. Ralph Branca to Bobby Thomson to Helen Rita... cue Russ Hodges."

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by StanTheMan View Post
                        Well..... she has just about the same hair as Finch... long and blonde. I don't think I'd want her to marry a ballplayer though........

                        But then again, maybe that would be better than a plumber (no offense to any plumbers out there!)
                        I think that a good plumber might make more $$$$ than a minor league BP these days!!!
                        I used the Jennie Finch angle to get my 7 year old interested in playing softball...showed her videos of Finch playing, bought her a Finch bat and glove (Mizuno), etc. It helped a lot in getting her started...now she loves to play. Her career highlight so far is making 2 unassisted putouts at 1B in one "inning" (in which all opposing players bat).
                        "I throw him four wide ones, then try to pick him off first base." - Preacher Roe on pitching to Musial

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                        • #57
                          My greatest moment came this year. I started against Fulton High School. Threw a 3 hit shutout.

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                          • #58
                            The memories. I played LL in the mid 1960's with wood bats. We played on a field that didn't have a home run fence. If it got by you , you ran it down.

                            1st) Playing right field, fly ball hit my way. I remember starting to run in on it and stepped in a hole and fell. I fell face first and landed with my glove open and the ball landed in it for the out.

                            2nd) I played a lot of center field in LL being one of the fastest on the team. I remember one game I was playing deep because a big kid was up. He hit a little pop up behind 2nd base. I came racing in and made a shoe string catch. By the time I caught my balance I saw the runner frozen between 2nd and 3rd. I tossed it to 2nd for the double play.

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                            • #59
                              Memory 1: One game I pitched 3 innings, no hits and 9 strikeouts. I know yall can't believe that but I was SOOOOO pumped. I was throwing 64 mph gas at one point and I was 11 1/2. I also went 2-3 with an infield bunt hit and i single up the middle.

                              Memory 2: Against the SAME team, different day I went 3-3. Single up the middle, line drive off centerfield fence, and a homer over centerfield. It was my first one it was so exciting. I also pitched and gave up two in 3 innings and struck out 6.
                              Rest in Peace Jose Fernandez (1992-2016)

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                              • #60
                                Sorry to bump an old thread but I had a couple highlights so far during fall ball.

                                Made a diving catch behind the mound, the ball would've dropped between the mound and second but I got off the mound in time to make a diving catch.

                                A different day I was playing center field and I had a ball line drive hit to the left of me, luckily I was able to make a diving catch to end the inning.

                                The last one is my first complete game. I pitched all 7 innings in a 3-2 win, didn't give up a run until the last inning. During the game I struck out 8 while only walking 1. Usually the coached only let you go 3 or 4 innings but since I was getting quick innings I was allowed to go the whole game.

                                My team also turned 2 double plays in that game, both if them involved me.

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