Champions Don’t Feel Sorry For Themselves
By Cheval John
David Pierce will remember the way how he secured his 100th win as a head coach on Tuesday night against the Baylor Bears at Don Sanders Stadium in Huntsville, Texas.
His Sam Houston State squad had committed three errors in the top of the fourth inning that resulted in three unearned runs that had them trailing 3-1.
The Bearkats could have felt sorry for themselves.
Instead, Sam Houston rallied together and scored a run in the bottom of the fourth inning to cut the lead to 3-2.
Then the breakthrough came in the bottom of the seventh inning when third baseman Carter Burgess hit a go-ahead two out, two run game-winning single to right field for a 4-3 lead.
“What we did was right after that (fourth) inning, we basically came together and said, ‘Look, it might be one of the worst innings that we had since the history of baseball, but at the same time, we got to overcome that and forget about it,’” Pierce said. “I think they did. That is the sign I’m looking for of a character team.”
How is this related to life?
Simple: Though you make mistakes and think that nothing will get better, you should always get back up and try again to fulfill your dreams.
Those who do that will always succeed.
The ones who don’t succeed are the ones who always find excuses and feel sorry for themselves.
The “never give up mentality” is why coach Pierce has directed the Bearkat squad to two consecutive at-large bids to the NCAA Tournament, back-to-back Southland Conference regular season titles, and securing his 100th win as a head coach.