There have been many games where I succeeded and pitched shutout innings. There have been games where I have not pitched my best. When my team and I traveled to Huntington Beach for PGF Nationals, I pitched my heart out and pitched a lot of shutout innings. There will always be that one game that you do not play well or make a mistake. That is why I play softball. The thrill of succeeding and learning from my mistakes keeps me going and playing the game.
I have learned that the mental game is just as important as the physical game. I have been learning to stay in the present moment. I use a program called Lucid mental training and it is a program that has daily sessions to help strengthen your mental game. One of my favorite sessions is about being "the eye in the hurricane". For example, my coach put me in a situation with the tying runner on 3rd base. I was calm and collected despite the game being on the line. It was tough. I mustered all of my physical and mental skills to strike her out. I helped to win the game with my teammates this time! "Mind right, game tight"