My greatest achievement that I feel proud of happened ten years ago. When I was fifteen year old, I gracefully pitched a no hitter in a Little League baseball game. This is my greatest sports achievement because it was the last significant time I actually was a pitcher. After that, while growing up, I was usually placed in the outfield because of my speed and knowledge. During the game, I quickly pitched five perfect innings and striking out thirteen scrawny batters.
While on the mound, I never kept track of how I was doing because I did not want to jinx myself into giving in to the other team, and all of a sudden they started hitting and scoring runs. This is my greatest sports success as a pitcher in baseball. To complete this task, I had a few obstacles to go through. The first obstacle was to start off the game right with the very first batter. If I did not do that, my no hitter would have never happened.Order now
Secondly, I had to stay loose and warm between long innings that we were in the dugout hitting because my arm could have tightened up, and I would have to re-loosen it up and possibly lose control of the game. Lastly, I had to stay calm when facing each of the batters that came up to the plate. If I got too excited I could have started to overthrow my pitches, and walk or allow the batters to hit. This task was not as simple as it may sound with the obstacles that were in my way. The moment I stepped on to the mound in the third inning, I saw the scrawny batter walking up to home plate.
Both, my catcher and the umpire were squatting behind waiting for me to deliver the pitch. I could smell the mustiness from all of us sweating. In the background, the noisy parents and yelling coaches filled the air. I dug into my glove with my sweaty palms and felt the crisscross stitching of the baseball. I wound up, threw the pitch, and “Strike,” yelled the umpire. -My topic sentence is appropriate because it draws the readers’ attention, and makes them want to know what happened. So, they read on to figure it out.
It is also short, so that I do not give away the whole paragraph. -My paragraph was more of an entertaining style because I was not trying to teach someone with what I did. By writing in this style, it affected my paragraph because I could change a lot of the vocabulary with different adverbs to make it more entertaining. -If I wrote a more informative paragraph, I would have written out more detailed instructions, so that they could try and do it themselves. Writing an informative paragraph would have made my paragraph seem boring, and the reader would have lost interest.