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The Baseball Game

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The Baseball Game
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   2.68

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    baseman, hefty, irate, critical, cutter, signal, fielder, base, runner, umpire, pitched, howl, wound, batter, certainly, fear


The Baseball Game
By Joyce Furstenau
  

1     The runner stood on first base as a batter came to bat.
 
2     The runner removed his batter's helmet and put on his baseball hat.
 
3     The first baseman watched the runner closely as the pitcher threw the ball.
 
4     He pitched a speeding cutter. Then they heard the umpire's call.
 
5     "ST-EE-RIKE," he bellowed loudly. The crowd gave a Bronx cheer.
 
6     The runner tried to steal again. It was clear he had no fear.
 
7     Another pitch was thrown, and the batter swung at it hard.
 
8     It looked as if that baseball had been hit out of the yard,
 
9     but it flew outside the third base line, so it was called a foul.
 
10     The catcher brushed home plate off as the fans began to howl.
 
11     The first base runner ran for second as that foul ball was caught.
 
12     Would he try a steal to third base next? He certainly would not.
 
13     The pitcher wound up one more time, and he threw it straight.

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