March 5, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Each week throughout the 2013 season, senior infielder Ashley Courtney will offer a sneak peak behind the scenes with Purdue softball in the What's Your 20? blog. This week, AC talks about the 5-0 weekend in San Marcos and how the team keeps itself entertained on long trips.
This weekend was a great weekend to be a Boilermaker as we won all five contests against our Texas opponents. Next weekend, we head back to the Lone Star State to take on Baylor in a three-game series before heading over to Sam Houston State and Houston for weekday games. The Saturday doubleheader and single game on Sunday will be a great challenge for us because Baylor is ranked in the top 25 and it will help our team prepare for the Big Ten season that is right around the corner.
We have a running joke on our team that centerfielder Lindsey Rains is the luckiest of us all. Some of the things that happen to her just seem very unlikely, but we always get a good laugh out of the stories. This weekend we were joking about the Twitter account Bad Luck Brian (@badluckbrian) and decided there should be a Good Luck Lindsey version. We started scheming up ideas about the things that would or could happen to Lindsey. For instance, bases loaded, three and two count, seventh inning, tie game, called third strike, Illegal pitch. (For those of you who don't know, an illegal pitch means there would be a ball on the batter and all runners would move up one base, regardless of the count). You can now all follow @Good_luck_linds on Twitter and keep up with the "lucky" things that happen to Purdue Softball because of Lindsey Rains.
Sometimes after a long weekend we really like to challenge our fine motor skills. Coming home on Sunday, Erika Petruzzi and Lauren Grant had me stand on my left foot and move my right foot clockwise. Then I had to make a six with my right index finger. You really have to concentrate to make your foot continue going clockwise! If you're reading this, you know you are going to try it... so if you are left handed try it with your left foot and left finger.
We have a lot of fun on the road and we like to laugh. We find a lot of our entertainment through Twitter accounts, like this past weekend, and YouTube videos. If you know of anything we should be laughing at send it to me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Make sure it's clean though, because we decided that clean humor takes more effort and is by default funnier. It's Spring Break next week, so instead of homework we have to keep ourselves occupied somehow.