Personal Narrative: A Week In Arlington

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A Week in Arlington Having success isn’t always easy, especially when nothing but the State tournament is considered success. Some years, it almost feels as if it is impossible because your competition is just too good. Even if the going gets tough, never give up on your team. Anything can happen on any given day, as I learned during my trip to Arlington, WA. In the summer of 2011, the Hazel Dell Little League Junior League All-star team and I began our season against North Clark Little League, a team playing out of Yacolt, WA. We started off a bit slow as we usually did during the regular season, and after the first two innings had been played, we were holding onto a 3 run lead with the score at 3-0. That’s when the whole game began…show more content…
Fresh on pitching, we came out strong this time around earning 6 hits and 4 runs in the first inning of the game and holding the other team to just a run. We went on to win the game 9-2 to propel us into the second round of the tourney. We went on to win our next 2 games in spectacular fashion. Outscoring our opponents 23-6; including a win over our cross-town rivals, Columbia Little League. It was a hard fought game all the way through until we broke out 6 runs in the final inning the clinch the win. Our fourth game was against the hosting team of the tournament, Stilly Valley Little League. We knew it was going to be one of our toughest opponents since they were all well rested because they didn’t have to drive 6 hours to get there. Once again, we started off very slow and let them gain the lead by 2 runs after the first inning. We came back around the 5th inning with the score still at 2-0 and we scored 4 runs to get us back into the game. We were able to hold them off and win with a final score of 11-3. We handed them there second loss and doing so, eliminated them from the tournament as a

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