Her rarely striking out was not genetics. I think it was the psychology I tried to implant in her when she was young. We would go to the batting cage and I would put it on 110 pitches. I told her as long as you at least foul the ball off there is no way you are going to strike out and that all you have to do is just nick the ball.

It's a very realistic plan.

She's an incredible optimist. Every time there was a problem, she had a positive read. She never gave up. She was always encouraging and always finding solutions.