starting catcher and two-time all-conference honoree, Amy Moore,
heads to Canada to take part in the 2012 ISF Women's World
Championships (July 13-22) as a part of Great Britain's national
team. Follow along with Amy's international adventure as the
fourth-year player blogs throughout her time abroad both on and off
the field with her British teammates. To watch Amy and Team Great
Britain compete at the World Championships go to www.sportscanada.tv
July 13 v Italy - 3.30 pm : July 14 v Chinese Taipei - 2.00 pm : July 15 v New Zealand - 1.30 pm : July 16 v Canada - 7.00 pm : July 17 v Mexico - 1.30 pm : July 18 v Japan - 2.00 pm : July 19 v Australia - 1.30 pm : Playoffs begin on July 20
I'm back!!! I'm back home in
the States!! I left my team yesterday at the airport in Vancouver
after we all flew together from Whitehorse and we all went our
separate ways home. Most of my team had an 11 hour flight to London
and others a two hour flight to LAX! It was hard leaving all my
teammates because we formed such a close bond over the last five
weeks on tour. I made great friends and learned a lot over the last
five weeks! Those memories will last a lifetime! I will be back
with the GB team next summer for the European Championships in
Prague! Can't wait to be back together, but, it's time for some
Pacific softball now!! I've missed wearing orange and black and
can't wait to get our season started! Until next time!!
|Blog 8 - July 18|
Hello again!!! It's 10:45 at
night and it's still sunny here in Whitehorse!! The sun is out 22
hours of the day. It's crazy!!! We played Japan today and lost!
They were a strong and fast team. They are really classy also. It
was a pleasure playing them!! We got back and had a team dinner at
a diner down the road because three of our players are leaving
tomorrow morning to go play in Holland in the 19u tournament!
Dinner was super good and we are having a movie night now!!! We
play Australia tomorrow and are fighting for a spot in the
|Blog 7 - July 15|
It's me again!!! We had a
nail bitter yesterday with a win vs Chinese Tiapei 1-0!! I played
left and had a line drive hit right to me!! Stacie, our ace and my
roommate, threw a no-hitter and it was a really great all around
team win. We played New Zealand today and the game didn't go as
well as any of us would have wanted. We lost 3-0. We are going to
pick ourselves up and learn from what we can make better!! We play
Canada tomorrow night and since they are the host team there will
probably be a lot of people there! Tomorrow will be a better day!!
|Blog 6 - July 12|
guys!! Tomorrow is the big day!! Everything we have been working
for individually and as a team will be here!! We play Italy at
3:30! We arrived in Whitehorse on Tuesday afternoon and had
that day off of workouts, but Wednesday we had a hard day of
practice and I am pretty sure everyone's legs are jello!! I know
mine are! We have been working really really hard together as a
team to get prepared for this tournament and
it all begins tomorrow. We had two hard days of workouts and we had
an amazing steak and potato dinner tonight. It was so good!! We all
kept saying that it is going to give us the power to hit home
runs tomorrow!! We are all getting rest and getting mentally
prepared for tomorrow. Until next time!!
|Blog 5 - July 9|
I'm back! In the last
couple of days, we have had a lot of great games. We took second
place in the tournament and I am having a blast! Throughout the
tournament, I played five positions... trying to help the team out
any way I can! My roommate, Stacie, got MVP of the tournament and
pitched incredibly in the final game!! Luck wasn't on our side that
game as we lost 3 to 2, but we are ready for anything to be thrown
at us in Worlds next week!! We have the day off today and our
coaches are surprising us with a team adventure!! I'll be sure to
tell you guys all about it tomorrow! Okay!! About to leave!!
|Blog 4 - July 7|
Amy with her Valencia High teammates from old (Jessica Shults and Jordan Taylor)
|We had a big
day yesterday!! We started it off with breakfast really early in
the morning because we had to go hit before our games. We came back
and rested for a bit before getting ready and heading out. We
played Mexico in the morning and won 13 to 0! We had a game break
and got some pasta and bread. We went into our next game vs. China
and it was so intense!! We won 1 to 0! Stacie, our pitcher, threw a
one hitter in the game but she really only faced the minimum
because we caught the girl trying to stretch her single into a
double and threw her out at second!! It was an awesome play!!! We
have the day to rest and play at 6:30 tonight against the top team
in the standings!!
Over and out!!!
|Blog 3 - July 4|
|Wow!! The last
two days were busy busy days!! The rain here is making it a little
difficult to get our games in, but we have been patiently waiting
and finally got to play. We played a team from Canada and won 4-0.
Coach Hagen would be proud because I have done two Backdoor Betty's
in the last three games!! The pitchers were sleeping on the job!!!
We played Peru again and won 7-0 after sitting around all morning
waiting for the rain to pass. The fields were under water, but the
field crew was able to get it ready to play. We also played the
White Rock Renegades and won 7-0 again!
We are playing so well as a team and all of these games are getting us ready for our main goal!! The World Championships!! We are meshing as a team and coming together so well!!! We play Mexico today at 1:30 and then have a parade to walk in. We are then going to watch Canada play the Netherlands. It's going to be another long day but well worth every minute!! Oh and the best part of the trip so far, my dad was able to come watch me play!! :) okay!! I have to go to breakfast!!
Over and out!! :)
|Blog 2 - July 1|
Our first day of real games at the Canadian Cup in the Elite
Division, a tournament we are using as a tune up for the World
Championships, yesterday got canceled due to rain. We spent the day
doing pool workouts and treatment and probably watched four
different movies!! Even though we didn't get to play we were able
to watch Mexico play which was important because we play them at
Worlds in about two weeks. We played them a couple of days ago in
exhibition play as well and I got to make my first catch in the
This morning we went on a team run with our trainer and then had breakfast! French toast and eggs!! And of course a cup of coffee to go along, a must have for us!! We love our coffee! We are heading to the field around 1 for our 3:30 game against Indonesia. :)
Over and out!
|Blog 1 - June 29|
first day as a Great Britain softball player was awesome!! It all
started off with out first practice in the am! The Brits say half
past 8 (or 8:30)! There are so many new words and phrases I am
learning, it's awesome!! We practiced our defense for a couple of
hours then headed back to the hotel for lunch. After lunch we had
about an hour break and then we went back to the fields for some
hitting! We did about 2.5 hour of a hitting circuit and ended the
workout with a cool down training. We played our first scrimmage
vs. Peru in the evening! I played left and had a pretty good first
at bat! I hit it hard to left but unfortunately right at the left
fielder! I was happy with my first at bat as a Brit though! :) We
won and are back at it again tomorrow. We have another full day of
training and have another scrimmage vs. Mexico!! I'm having a blast
and loving every moment!
Over and out!!