Friday, October 9, 2009


Let me start by saying as a parent one of my worst fears is that one of my children getting hurt and not being able to do anything about it. Well last night that happened. Sierra was hit in the mouth by a ball while she was pitching in the last inning of the game. I knew the second it happened, I was sitting in the stands, talking with another Mom about how much I don't like her pitching because she doesn't have her mouth guard yet. Yep the ball took a bad hop and hit her in the mouth, blood all over. I did good I didn't run out to the mound I walked over to the dugout and waited then I knew something was really wrong when they called me out to the mound. I ran out there and saw ALL the blood, it was running down her hands, shoes, shorts, towel. I removed the towel from her mouth and saw the upper lip split then I saw the bottom lip, the inside of that one was split. So I brought her home, gave her some Advil, took her into the bathroom, cleaned her up so I could actually see the damage that was done. We were lucky there was no damage to her teeth or braces but she did end up with 2 fat split lips and bruising. We will be buying her a pitchers mask this weekend so in case she wants to pitch again she will be well protected... :-)


  1. Oh, how horrible! I'm glad she's ok, minus the swelling and bruising. I'm not sure I would have reacted as calmly as you. Good job, mom!

  2. Ann, I think I reacted as calmly as I did was because I played baseball for 8 years and had my fare share of injuries :)