As strange as this may seem, it’s not all that usual.
Did you ever try something for the first time, after being shown how to do it, then to your surprise - and everyone else’s, do remarkably well?
When you have little or no experience with a situation, a condition and in a very different surrounding, a person has very little in the way of prior conditioning to lean on. Thus, your going purely by feel, without injecting a ton of impressions and a lot of guessing. So, with this change in environment and what you were - and did, do before, you had nothing more than “try”. And it worked rather well.
A Hall of Famer Yogi Berra was quoted one time as saying, something like… " How can a guy think and hit at the same time…" In essences, what Yogi was saying was … just play ball… don’t think about it…
In my opinion… I think you did what Yogi was suggesting. You just pitched.