Kat played very well yesterday. I know for a fact she was suffering a migraine. She had texted me before the game began. I didn’t know what to tell here to do. It was very hard to imagine her playing with such a terrible headache.
I don’t know if she had told the coach. If she did tell the coach I’m sure she also told the coach she could still play. I don’t think she would feel right not playing because of a headache. And the fact that she is on scholarship probably played into it as well.
It is also probable that Kat was just overly tired on top of being stressed. The Saints had a doubleheader on Thursday at Anderson College. They won the first game against the Trojans, 4-3, and lost the second, 1-0. Having traveled on a weekday the players had to catch up on work they missed in school. It can be quite stressing.
Kat has a lion’s heart though. She also had a migraine in the 2 games on Saturday when they played the UNC Pembroke Braves in a doubleheader. She never gives up though. Limestone lost both games against the UNC Braves. The first game went into overtime, the Saints losing 7-6. The second game’s final score was 4-0. The Saints were not happy with their performance.
Also, in either the first game or the second against the Braves, freshman pitcher, Sydney Sullivan, tore her ACL in the left knee. She may be out for a while. Sometimes a lion’s heart can cost you. Sydney went down on a pitch in pain. She got up, trotted around a bit, and decided that she could still pitch. On her next pitch, she went down for good crying out in pain.
On Sunday the Saints beat the Tusculum Pioneers 2-0 in their first game. In the second game, the Saints led the Pioneers 9-1. However, the Pioneers were determined not to lose a second time and battled back to within one point. The score was now 9-8 at the top of the 6th inning. Their defense kept the Saints from scoring any more points in the bottom of the 6th.
At the top of the 7th inning, the Pioneers popped up 3 times in a row and Limestone caught everyone to win the game. The final score 9-8.