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Daily News Editorial

By Staff | Jul 16, 2008

The outlook wasn’t brilliant for the Mudville Nine that day;

The score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play,

And then when Cooney died at first, and Barrows did the same,

A sickly silence fell upon the patrons of the game

A straggling few got up to go in deep despair. The rest

Clung to that hope which springs eternal in the human breast;

They thought, if only Casey could get but a whack at that –

We’d put up even money, now, with Casey at the bat.

But Flynn preceded Casey, as did also Jimmy Blake,

And the former was a lulu and the latter was a cake;

So upon that stricken multitude grim melancholy sat,

For there seemed but little chance of Casey’s getting to the bat.

On Tuesday, the score stood 2-1 with one inning to play for the Estherville Lincoln Central Baseball Team against Storm Lake.

Matt Gruhlke flew out followed by a Marcus Stangl single and a groundout by Scott Schmidt.

The Midgets were down to their last out.

However unlike the ‘Mudville Nine’ which saw the mighty Casey strike out, the ‘Estherville Nine’ weren’t done yet.

A Storm Lake error on a ball hit by Cody Prather followed by hits from Jeremy Hunt and Chance Moore drove in the tying and winning runs.

Now the Midgets enter more unfamiliar territory with tonight’s substate game in Storm Lake against Sergeant Bluff-Luton.

If you can’t make the game to cheer on ELC, listen to your radios and hopefully there will be a chance to cheer when they get home.

Go Midgets!