Sunday, March 29, 2009

Back in Oberlin

The last two days have been really busy, so I haven't had time to blog. On Friday, we beat MIT for the third time, and played our last games of Spring Break. We went back to the hotel, where Baldy challenged Sophie to the Half Gallon Challenge (which is similar to the Gallon Challenge, where a person drinks a gallon of milk in an hour). They drank half a gallon of milk each in 45 minutes, Sophie drinking chocolate milk, Baldy drinking regular. They survived, but only Baldy completed the challenge. Afterward, we had a cook-out by the pool, and played Scrabble and a lyric game that Baldy made up. We had a ton of fun, then went upstairs and watched A League of Their Own, and some stayed up to watch Love, Actually.
On Saturday, we had to check out, so we spent a lot of the morning packing and cleaning up the hotel rooms. After we checked out, half of the team stayed at the hotel and did homework, while the other half went to see another Florida Gulf Coast University softball game. We only stayed for the first game, but FGCU beat ETSU by a lot. We went to the airport, where we played another game of Historical Figures, then got on the plane to come home.
Overall, most of the upperclassmen decided that this Spring Break was one of the most fun and exciting that they had experienced. We have already won more games than all of last season, and everyone is looking forward to playing this season.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Hey girl, hey

We played two more games today, lost both, but we're still optimistic about tomorrow. There is no chance we are losing to Colby again. No chance. Tomorrow...they're goin' down. And so is MIT. They're Engineers and Beavers; we got this. Then we went to the Florida Gulf Coast University game vs. University of South Carolina - Upstate. FGCU is ranked, like, in the top 25 or something. They were pretty good. This girl Cheyenne Jenks hit two homeruns in one game, and she went yard on a rise ball where they were trying to intentionally walk her. It was unreal. She refused to be walked. Unsurprisingly, FGCU won both. For dinner, Sophie made us a really, really good meal of fettuccine alfredo and rotini with tomato sauce and garlic bread. But that put us in a catatonic state, and we are all really tired. Bed time is nigh!

P.S. This was not really written by only Megan but with sincere help from her other team members (who made it better).

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Waste not, wonton

We got the day off today, so we went to the beach. We did some homework, listened to some music, some of us went jet skiing (which was a first time experience for most of us). We spent the entire day in the sun, and there were some sunburn casualties, especially Lauren and Kristen. We built a mermaid sand sculpture around Kristine, and when we got back to the hotel, we went in the pool and played Boggle. We went to a nice Chinese restaurant for dinner, where we had good conversation and lots of food, and we were serenaded by two of our most "talented" players, Sophie and Kristen, as they sang a song from Moulin Rouge. We are going to bed now, because we have to get up early for our games tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Put on your shades!

The thing about softball is, sometimes you win, and sometimes you lose. Today, we did both. The weather was awesome, and the sun shone all day, which is something we have been missing in Ohio. After our games, we saddled up and went to Sun Harvest Citrus, a store that sells oranges, orange samples, and above all, really good ice cream, smoothies and milk shakes. Bob Zanni offered to take us there and give us some treats after our hard work. We showered, feasted upon cold cuts and cheese sandwiches, and geared up for mini golf! What a trip! Guess who won? Bob Zanni and Mr. Kuchta, with scores of 39. Adrienne came in a close second with 42. Our rousing game made us all hungry, so we went back to the hotel and got ready for dinner. The underclassmen ordered A TON of pizza, while the seniors and the coaches went out for a nice dinner at a Hibachi grill. A movie fest ensued after dinner - one half of the team watched Remember the Titans, while the other half watched Moulin Rouge (a far superior film). Neeedless to say, fun was had by all. A trip to the beach is the game plan for tomorrow, but right now, we are all pretty tired. So, goodnight, all!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

We've Crossed the Kristen-Dixon Line

We won our first game this morning against MIT, the first time Oberlin College has ever mercy-ruled anyone (our sources may not be credible.) We lost to SUNY Potsdam, but huge improvements were made. "Even though we lost, our competitive spirit cannot be squashed," says Julia. There was a rousing game of "Historical Figures" in between games, which we then continued until dinner (even the coaches got involved). We played another game of 500, with more people, and more rough-housing. We made tacos for dinner and watched Mean Girls, and now we are watching the World Baseball Classic, then going to bed, because we have early games. Tomorrow we play on fields next to where the Twins play!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Day 1

Today we played our first two games of the week against Colby and SUNY Potsdam. We all agree that we look really good in our uniforms. After the games, we went to eat at Panera, then went back to the hotel. Some went to shower, but others went to play in the pool, playing an intense game of 500 (which is when one person stands in the shallow end and throws the ball towards the people in the deep end and they have to catch the ball to get points.) One of the players (Kristen) tried to use other players to push off of and smacked people in the face, and another player (Kristine) pulled people down to get to the ball. Balderoni (aka Katie Baldonieri) was nicer than some, but still vicious. After the pool, we went shopping at Target, but we forgot to buy Boggle or Scrabble. The coaches went shopping for food, and we made excellent stir fry for dinner.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

It's the week before Spring Break, and we are gearing up for our tournament. We played our first games on Tuesday, starting the season off right with a win. I got a little banged up opening weekend, popped my arm out of place, but things are looking good for next week.
Everyone is really excited to play in Florida, where the weather is nice and warm.
I have heard some talk about a put-put game sometime (apparently it got very intense last year.)
Also, all of our games are in the morning, so we plan on spending a lot of time at the beach swimming.
-Megan #16