Another thing that killed us in game one was my fielding....for the second straight week. I'm not entirely sure what's going on, but I'm really struggling getting to balls, using good form and reacting....not good qualities at third base. It's almost comical it's been so bad. I've run into this problem before, on another league night last year, where the lighting is just up to par. I'm wondering if it's a similar situation, but I don't think so.
Both weeks I've been awful (two of the last three with the middle week rained out), I've gone running the day before and my legs have been a little tired. Possibly more important is some lower back pain, or tightness more accurately, that's keeping me from bending over as quickly and easily as needed. In tournaments I haven't had the same issues and I rarely do anything physical the day before a tournament.
Whatever the reason, I need to start getting better. I also need to keep running though and get in better shape for the wedding and just to be in better shape in general. The two goals may be at odds, we'll see.