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Topic: Write something in the YOUNG ADULT or TEEN genre (06/07/07)
TITLE: Part of the Team
By Misti Chancellor
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“We’ll take Ashley,” Brian said as he waved her over to the team. “Ok then, that’s everyone. Brian, since you had last pick, your team can hit first,” Jay said, and turned to send his team scrambling to their positions on the field.
Ashley shuffled over to the fence where everyone was lining up to bat and sagged against it. Pulling off her glasses, she wiped them with the hem of her t-shirt. Shoving them back on her face, she waited for Brian to put them into batting order. She had no expectations of being at the front of the lineup, but she did want a chance to bat.
“Ashley, we’re going to put you in between Travis and Jeremy. That means you’re 5th in line. Come up here. Jake, you go after Jeremy. Crystal, you go after Jake.” Brian’s voice faded from Ashley’s hearing as a grin split her face. She bounced to her place in the lineup. She couldn’t wait to get her hands on the bat and hit the ball out of the park.
Finally it was Ashley’s turn. Travis had just hit a home run and cleared the bases. At least she didn’t have the pressure of trying to bring people back to home. Stepping up to plate, she dried her hands on her skirt and choked up on the bat. The ball floated toward her. Anticipating the ball, she swung the bat too soon, and wind-milled. “Strike one!” Stepping out of the box, she wiped her glasses on her t-shirt, shoved them back on her face, dried her hands on her skirt and stepped back up to the plate. She was going to hit it this time.
She watched the ball float toward her again. BAM! The bat connected with the ball, she felt it all the way up her arms. Flinging the bat behind her, she took off running toward first base. Right before she got to the base, Dwayne grabbed the ball out of the air and tagged her out. Disappointed, she walked back towards the line.
“Good job, Ash! That was a great hit! Too bad Dwayne caught it.” She looked up and grinned at the others on her team. “You did great, Ash!” Brian exclaimed, as he gave her a high-five. “Maybe this won’t be such a bad day after all,” Ashley thought as she trotted back to the end of the lineup. It felt good being part of the team.
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