The TRUE Story of 5-D-3-2.
First off, she got her first base hit. She wasn't sure what to do after she hit the ball, thrown by her coach, since she hadn't really connected on one before, until the kids yelled at her to run to first, which she did. Seeing as there apparently has not been one hit ball fielded by any defensive squad all year, she got all the way around to third.
The next batter hit the ball too. Isabella started for home, but really wasn't sure what to do, so she ran into the dugout. The kids yelled at her "Go back! Go back!" So she ran back to first base. "No!" yelled the kids.
But still no one had fielded the ball that had just been hit (we presume it was sitting there somewhere between the pitcher and the catcher), so when the kids yelled "Come Home! Come Home!" Isabella just turned around, ran back to home and scored a run.
We are trying to score this play.
She was on first base, which in standard baseball notation is '3.' Third base is '5.' Home plate is '2.' There is no symbol for 'dugout' so we are instituting one: 'D.'
Isabella's scoring dash will hereafter be listed as 5-D-3-2. I defy even Vin Scully to say he ever saw one of THOSE before.
The BEST part of this story is as soon as she scored she said to her Dad: "Can we call Papa?"
This happened Saturday and it's Tuesday and I am still ridiculously happy about this.