The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Opinion

August 2, 2013

Hitting keys Kings march to semifinals

(Continued)

I doubt Sioux City East will be fooled by Clinton’s record now. The River Kings stumbled a bit in the regular season, but they’ve found their stride at the right time.

Even during those tough times during the season, Clinton still showed the ability to hit, something that many around the community (including me) said made them dangerous in the postseason.

That’s the kind of team that creates excitement around a program. Too many teams are content with having multiple batters step up to the plate, looking to draw a walk. Not Clinton.

There are multiple guys who can hit anyone and if they can’t catch up to a fastball or get fooled by a curve ball, they will go down swinging. That’s a rarity anymore in high school baseball, something that puts the River Kings program in a situation where this year’s success may not be a blip on the radar.

Instead, this may just be the start of an emerging program. But first things first — getting past Sioux City East and setting up a chance to become only the second team in Clinton history to win a state baseball title.

Vacation Bible School

On a personal note, it has been bittersweet sending my daughter to Vacation Bible School this week at First United Methodist Church.

On one hand, my daughter is growing up too fast and looks so grown up in her official T-shirt. But, she won’t stop talking about the fun she has each night and it’s great to see her participate in some of the things I remember from growing up.

The volunteers at the church do a great job with all the kids and my family has thoroughly enjoyed all the stories my daughter has told us on her way home each night.

Now, we just have to get ready for preschool...which will be here in just a few weeks.

Scott Levine is the Associate Editor of the Clinton Herald. He can be reached at scottlevine@clintonherald.com.

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