This was my first little league season where the kids pitch to other kids -- as opposed to T-ball or "coach pitch." The kid pitchers were pretty terrible and they mostly walked the players around the bases. Hey, they were still learning. Most of the players got on base by walking, or got striking out as did I. Actually connecting with the ball on a ptich was quite rare. I did not do so until several games into the season. I went up to the plate like any other at bat. On the first pitch, I connected and had ab easy single over the short shtop's head. Everyone was so surprised -- including all the fielders on the other team -- that I was able to turn the hit into a standing double!