Georgia Tech’s softball team will take on Boston College on Friday in the first round of the ACC tournament in Blacksburg, Va.
The Yellow Jackets are the defending champions, and are the top seed heading into their 5 p.m. game.
I must confess, I’ve always been impressed by fast-pitch softball. I have no idea how the players ever get a hit. The mound is just 43 feet away, and the action that the pitchers can put on the ball, coupled by the need for the batter to instantaneously decide what type of pitch they’re seeing, where it’s located and if it’s possible for them to do anything with it even if they get the bat on it, make it fun to watch and to play.
Because I’m not good enough with words to illustrate the challenges, I thought it might be fun to try my first blog video and show you how tough it is. It’s in two parts, both are very short, but I hope it gives you an idea of the challenges that someone like Jen Yee, who is batting a whopping .583 this year, faces when she’s at bat.
And part 2: