Softball Summer Diaries Part IX: Jen Yee Blogs After Canada's 6-1 Opening Round Win In Olympics

Aug. 12, 2008

Redshirt junior Jen Yee went 1-for-4 with a run scored and former Tech stand-out Caitlin Lever was 2-for-2 with a walk and a RBI as Team Canada opened the Olympic games with a 6-1 win over Chinese Taipei. Canada’s next game in pool play will be Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. (ET) against The Netherlands. All of the softball games can be seen live at NBCOlympics.com.

Below is the latest entry from Yee’s summer blog.

Hey guys, today was opening day for softball. It was like Christmas Eve yesterday in that I couldn’t wait to go to bed. Ok I’ll admit it, I took a Gravol at 9 so I would sleep, but I had to get up at 4:30, I couldn’t risk it.

We had the first game of the day and of the tournament at 9:30 against Chinese Taipei. I’m glad to say we opened up with a win. I think the game was everything I could have imagined, the Team Canada section of 100+, the organized Chinese crowds, the media, and the security, our bus even had a police escort from the village to the field. To say the least I was nervous. I’m pretty sure my legs were shaking for my first 2 at bats. It was so awesome playing with my family there too, I don’t remember the last time my whole family watched me play.

The rest of the day was supposed to be our free time to watch other events, but that never ended up happening. Our whole team was glued to the TV watching the rest of the games that day. And I think it would be a fair prediction to say that that’s the way we’re going to spend the rest of our week.

Next up’s the Netherlands at 7:30 tomorrow. I’ll keep you all posted as best I can.

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