Sunday was the chance for area youth to learn some good baseball tips from professionals at an annual free clinic, but the 13th year of the Bill Steckis baseball clinic must have brought some bad luck with the weather.
The rain brought everyone inside the Creighton Sports Complex for this year's free baseball clinic.
"Curve ball, change up, whatever, you've got to deal with it," said event organizer Bill Steckis.
Deal with it they did, boys and girls ages seven to fifteen were getting lots of pointers inside, maybe even learning more, with nearly half of those registered not attending the clinic because of rain.
"I think they really like to watch the bigger players, the older players and the coaches and its really exciting for them to see. And, I think a little nervous, too, because they don't know exactly what to expect," said parent, Mike McAndrews.
The children learned how to hit, proper stance and more from former professionals, coaches, and the Creighton baseball team.
"It really gives everyone the opportunity to learn and get some of the coaching that some other people pay probably hundreds of dollars to take part in," said parent, Carl Madison.
The lessons learned go beyond baseball, as Creighton head coach Ed Servais explained. He thanked parents on behalf of their children, urging them to be sure and stay active and involved in these little one's lives. "I remember that day we went over to Creighton. It was a rainy day, we were supposed to go to the ball game, game got rained out, we weren't sure we were going to have the clinic, but you took me over there anyways."
The determination paid off as the rain let up later Sunday afternoon, the lessons finished up outside.
Those who registered for the clinic got to go to the Creighton game for free Sunday afternoon, too. It was rained out, but the tickets are still good for any game, except when Creighton faces off against Nebraska.