Berenice Rodriguez

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Berenice Rodriguez will be an eighth grader at Goshen Middle School.

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July 15, 2013

Goshen,Ind.- Today Natalie Newell came by Write on Sports to talk about her softball  career. She talked about how she focuses on her softball career by practicing a lot.

Newell, a Bethel College pitcher, beat her coaches record in the most strike outs. Her coach was proud of her as Newell has become one of the best pitchers in Northern Indiana.

In order to get there she practices 2-4 times a week in the summer. When she’s in school she practices every day. When she is practicing on pitching she practices about one hour. When she practices pitching and does other things, she practices for about two hours. Then when she is hitting it takes her about 30-45 minutes to practice.

Before a game Newell’s gets very serious and quite. She thinks about what she needs to accomplish.

 

July 11, 2013

South Bend, Ind.–Who is going to win, the Cougars or Silver Hawks? A lot of people were questioning themselves during the intense game. With both teams being really good and both teams having a lot of fans, everyone was excited.

The first person to bat was Gioskar Amaya who was playing for the Cougars. While his turn batting Amaya got out. Later on it was Jeimer Candelario’s, who was the fourth batter on the team, turn to bat. He got 3 balls and 2 strikes. Then after his bad start he hit the pitched ball really hard and got a home run. In that first round of the Cougars batting they got 2 home runs.

First batter for the Silver Hawks was Fidel Pena. He got out after 3 balls and 2 strikes. Later on Brandon Dury was next and he was the fourth batter on the team. Dury hit the ball and while the Cougars were after it Brito, which was on first base, went for home and he made it. The first round of the Hawks made two home runs.

During the third turn of the Hawks batting they scored a home run. In the fourth round niether teams made any scores. The game ended with the Silver Hawks win of 7-2.

July 9, 2013

Goshen, Ind.- Today a professional marathon runner named Justin Gillette came to Write on Sports. In an interview Gillette talked about how he is off season right now but is training very hard.

Gillette said that every week of the off season he runs 135 to 150 miles. But when he’s in season he only runs about 70 miles to prepare for a marathon.

To relax his legs muscles he fills his bathtub with ice. He stays in the tub until the ice melts.

Gillette takes about four Go’s, an energy gel food, before a marathon as well as during a marathon. Gillette also takes Go’s during his training.

So Gillette wont get hurt he stretches a lot before and after running. All of these things have helped him be the best runner he can be.