Example Essay About Experience in Life: The Game

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  • Published: 18 April 2021
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“BEEP BEEP BEEP!” my alarm was going off letting me know it was time to get up. I jumped out of bed, put on my clothes and headed to school. It was a hot August day. I was just now getting into the swing of high school and today was the day. The field was prepped and ready to go. It was my first softball game against our town rival, and I was a nervous wreck. At lunch I sat beside a couple of my teammates Jaycee and Lindsey. While taking a bite or her banana Jaycee said, “I heard they had a good pitcher this year.” This made me nervous but instead of being a coward I said, “Maybe so but we can take her.”  The rest of lunch was a blur because thoughts about the game clouded my mind and I couldn’t focus. I didn’t know it at the time, but this game would be more than just a game it would teach me that confidence is the key to success. 

Shortly after lunch, the last bell rang, letting me know that school was over, and it was time to get ready for the game. I laced up my cleats, grabbed my glove and hit the field. “Want to throw with me?” said Lindsey while grabbing a ball from the bucket. “Sure,” I muttered back while sprinting to the outfield. The rest of the team joined us, and we began warming up as Coach Shields made the lineup and before we knew it, it was time to start the game.

Madison was up first-up and “SMACK” she hit a gaper allowing her to get to second. “THAT A BABY MADISON!” Coach said while giving her a thumbs up. The whole team jumped up and down in excitement and we were now in it to win it. Then, it was my turn up to bat. I didn’t have much confidence in myself, but I remembered my dad told me that “confidence is key” so I walked up to the batter's box and was ready to-go. I hit a line drive to center field and the crowd went crazy. My confidence was through the roof and I couldn’t wait until it was my turn to bat again.

Before long it was the fifth inning and by that time all hope seemed to have been lost. We were losing and the game began to slowly drag by. It was as if we couldn’t do anything right. Dropped balls at first, passed balls in the outfield and for some reason no one could get a hit. “How come we haven’t gotten a single hit since the third inning?” Coach Shields asked, but none of us had an answer to her question. This is when I started to wonder whether we would win this game or not.

Finally, it was the last inning of the game and we were tied three to three. Maddison was on third and Beth was up to bat. Coach shields must have had lots of confidence in both Maddison and Beth because she called for a sacrifice bunt. Beth walked up to the plate and got into position to bunt and Maddison prepared herself on third. The crowd was silent and the whole team waited in anticipation for what would happen next. In the blink of an eye Beth had laid down the bunt and Maddison had taken off to home. “SAFE!” The umpire said as Maddison dove headfirst into home. Everyone there went crazy. We had just beat our town rival and we couldn’t be happier. 

After all of the commotion we met up in the outfield for our aftergame team talk. I was so proud of my team. Not only did we win the game but as a team we learned that you can do anything you set your mind to. We took the field discouraged but came out on top. Now I know

 

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