I think we've all been where you are now.
This season started pretty good and it looked as if I was going to be an every day starter at first base, and get some time on the mound too.. Well a kid that was being looked at by the varsity coach was sent back to us and will remain with us for the entirety of the season. He is a firstbaseman. I only get to play 1st now when he is on the mound (rather talented lefty pitcher, and I enjoy playing 1st for him, because we usually pick off 2 or 3 guys a game).
Then my fielding started to slack and I hit a slump in my batting, but still had a starting spot out in right field (not my favorite position, but playing time is playing time). Welll, a kid who had quit during tryouts came back (was a varsity player last season, but since he quit the coach decided a year on JV would do him good). Obviously, a varsity player will get starting time over a JV player.. So I was getting really down on myself because there goes all my playing time.
Well the season started, and due to an injury, our firstbaseman played leftfield and I got the start at 1st. I made 3 errors that game, and thought all was lost. I did go 2-2, and draw 2 walks, and steal 2 bases (pretty good for a 215lb'er.) The next game our lefty pitched, and I got the nod at 1st again. I did better, and started to enjoy the game. Went 0-2, but hit the ball solid, just at somebody. I drew another walk.
Then I got to pitch in our 3rd game, and went 2-3, gave up no runs and only 3 hits.
Low and behold there hasnt been a game yet that I haven't started, and my playing has proved to the coach I deserve to be in the game. Im batting .556 which leads the team, have 6 RBI, and an OBP of .600something which also leads the team.
Needless to say I've been rejuvinated and excited about carrying my performances over game to game and hope to put together a good season.