Down to their final at bat, they had hope.
Down to their final out, they continued to battle.
Down to their last strike, they weren't about to give up.
Down by four runs in the final inning of the 2010 Little League Softball World Series championship game against a Southeast team from Warner Robbins, Ga., the players of the Burbank Major All-Stars embarked on a spirited comeback attempt.
The locals were able to whittle the lead down to two, and brought the tying run to the plate with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning. However, the attempt fell short, and Burbank went down to an 8-6 defeat Wednesday at Alpenrose Stadium in Portland, Ore.
"The girls really battled, and they were in there trying their hardest up until that last out," Burbank Manager Bruce Del Castillo said of the game that was broadcast live on ESPN2. "I'm very proud of them and what they have been able to accomplish this season. It's been a great year."