To the doctor..again…to the gym…again (ok, that was good) and to another ball game.
Gym: only 4 miles today; 1 mile on the treadmill, 2 miles in lane 2 of the BU track (9:28, 9:01 for 18:28), 1 mile cool down walk. The “middle 2” was a bit disappointing given I weighed in at 185. But, I admit that I made it a point to keep the effort under control.
Then I watched some ball: this was the single game elimination portion of the MVC tournament.
I saw the last few innings of Missouri State’s 7-1 win over Valpo (I picked it up at 4-0); the better team won.
Then came Bradley’s game against Southern Illinois, which finished just in time to beat an advancing thunderstorm.
It was overcast, windy and very chilly; I was bundled up (leggings, fleece jeans, thermal shirt with several layers on top)
After a pitcher controlled start, BU took a 2-0 lead but quickly gave it up. Still, after 6 it was tied 4-4 and I thought it was anyone’s game; But then Southern extended the lead to 7-4 in the top of the 9’th as it got windier. But then…with 1 out, BU loaded the bases with 1 out in the bottom of the 9’th but could not score (2 strike outs).
The line up before the game
I was bundled
Game underway…lovely stadium and field.
Note: these stadium lights point downward ..probably more efficient than the traditional?