Tristan Trimbee has been a part of Windermere Little League for six seasons now, and she’s tearing it up in the circle and at the plate so far this All-Star season. During the team’s three-game district tournament, Trimbee hit for an average of .875 with five home runs and 11 RBIs.
When did you first get into softball?
My dad really put me into softball, because he played baseball all of his life — so he wanted me to try it. I just tried playing it, and as I went on, I got better — I think I started at 5 or 6.
What has kept you in the game for all these years?
Because I’ve really gotten better at it, and I want to keep playing because I enjoy the game, I like the teamwork, and I think maybe I can get a scholarship.
What is your favorite part about pitching? What is the most challenging part?
I enjoy being in control and me having to make the outs. I think the toughest part is that you’re really close to the batter, and if they hit a hard ground ball or line drive to you, you have to react very quickly.
Do you have a favorite moment that stands out during your time playing softball?
Probably when I hit my first home run — that was great. I remember my team came out, and they were patting my helmet super hard.
As a whole, what is the most difficult thing about playing softball?
Definitely when you have to face losing, and when you strikeout, sometimes it’s a little tough because you’re trying to help your teammates. You just have to get over that really quickly, and you just have to keep on being happy and support your other teammates.
How do you get past a bad game in the circle?
Usually my coaches are like, “Come on, No. 7, you got it,” and stuff like that. And I usually just think about the next pitch — you just have to forget about that other one … and you just keep on going.
What is your favorite part of playing in Windermere Little League?
I like that it’s competitive and it’s not like the other districts — they’re probably not as competitive as Windermere Little League. There’s championships and there’s playoffs and all of that stuff, and I like that it’s competitive — I’m very competitive.
Talk a little bit about your big weekend in the district tournament.
I had five home runs, I had a couple of triples, and I really didn’t get any plays in the field — so hitting was definitely my high — because our pitcher, she had 12 strikeout games; all of the games. There were no hits on her at all.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I like playing games on my phone, and I like swimming in my pool. I like going to the beach with my friends — I like to hang out with them.