We are never out of the fight

Kasey Kaler

After a rough weekend at Oregon State, ASU responded with a three-game sweep over Stanford.

Hi guys, I know it has been a while since you have heard from me, but wow! If you happened to catch any of our games over the weekend, you caught something definitely memorable.

On Saturday night, it was an offensive duel with Stanford. The final score was more like a football score than a softball score, 16-15! Some people termed it a circus. One team would score and then the other would come right back and score even more. It was a long, fun and intense game to be a part of and one of my most memorable games thus far at ASU.

Monday afternoon, Stanford jumped to a quick 5-0 lead, but that did not stop us at all. We have this saying on our team: “We are never out of the fight.” The great thing about it is that all 24 of us believe in that wholeheartedly. We never give in and we never die, which has been a motto of the Sun Devils since I can remember. We are relentless and we want people to see that from us. We can never be counted out of a game.

In the fifth inning, Alix Johnson walked and Bailey Wigness got a base hit. Coming up to the plate, I knew I needed to step up for my team. The first pitch got away from the catcher and the runners moved over to second and third. On my bat, I had written the word “Compete” in big, bold letters as a reminder to myself. I looked at this and then took a deep breath before stepping back into the box. The next pitch, I hit back up the middle and both Alix and Bailey scored. As I slid into second base I quickly threw up my pitchfork, making the call to my teammates who made it possible for me to hit them in.

That is what I love about this team. We are all so quick to point out what our teammates did well, rather than what we did. We are in this together at all times. We win together and we lose together.

This past weekend was huge for us to get the sweep against Stanford. Coming off a tough weekend at Oregon State, I think it was awesome the way we were able to bounce back and pull out two of those three wins in comeback fashion.

We have a huge series at home again this weekend against our rivals, the University of Arizona Wildcats. Words cannot describe how excited I am for this series to be at our home field with our home crowd. Thanks for tuning in and go Devils!