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A Thrilling Ball Game
by Clausette Cleft

Last Saturday we attended the Sluggers’ home game, being so popular everyone wanted to see them play at the new stadium. Built just last year and freshly turfed, the Sluggers were the first event.

It was a terrific ball game and didn’t get the rain predicted. We sat in the stands but thankfully the weather held umbrella in hand we were prepared and we picked our favorite spot where we could see all the action since we’ve been going to games.

Fans were all on their feet as the first Sluggers batter hit the ball into the seats, standing with their mouths open wondering where it would land. Dodging the ball hurtling at him someone got a great souvenir, uninjured, of this first stadium game.

The second batter up really smacked it and tore past the bases screaming for all they were worth the fans jumped to their feet. The Visitors doubled their vigilance after only one more Slugger made it home that inning.

The first Visitors batter stepped to the plate showing all his fancy curves the Sluggers pitcher wiped him out, swinging at every pitch.

The second Visitor swung with all his might and the bat connected, sending it soaring high above the players’ heads. But the Sluggers fielders were right on it! Having caught this fly ball, the player threw down the bat and walked away in disgust. The next Visitor was put out, too. The  third batter came to home plate, having no hope of going anywhere.

Yes, the Sluggers played a fantastic game. Owing to great pitching ability and fast field action the Visitors only got a few points. And the fans were wild. If enthusiasm could have carried the day the scoreboard would have flashed points constantly and they would have made dozens of home runs. The victory was modest, however, winning by only two points.

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“Aw, come on, Teacher! The assignment was to write about a recent event we attended so I wrote this really descriptive story about the ball game. How come didn’t I get an A? Okay, so my sentence structure’s not the greatest, but hey, everyone knows what I mean.”

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Those of you who are teachers can grade me now. What mark would you give me if I handed in this assignment for an Eighth Grade English class?

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