The true picture of a champion is someone bent over, sweat dripping from their face, their lungs on fire, feeling like if they take another step they will pass out, but they keep pushing with no one around to see just how hard they trained
I know when I stand out on the pitchers mound that I have one competition to face. I take it one batter at a time. If you spend your time worrying about the batter after this one, you won't have time to enjoy what you can do with this one. Softball is more a mental game then anything else. If you believe you can do it, you can. If you believe you can't, then your right. X-treme softball oh-eight baby!
There is no I in team, which means you cant do it alone. The game was designed so that even though you strike out, you still have to go in the dugout. There you will face your team. There is when you will be picked up and comforted.