(Strip Number 4809, Original Publication Date, 3 June 1987)
Panel 1: A little while later, we find a friendly silhouette asking Lizzie's silhouette what she's doing. Lizzie says that she's playing baseball.
Panel 2: We zoom in to find her telling Carol Enjo that she's not very good at catching so Mike an'Gordon made up a new position just for her.
Panel 3: As they look in the distance, she asks Mrs Enjo "You know what 'outfield' is?"
Panel 4: We zoom to the foreground where we find Mike, Gord, Brian and Darryl playing ball while Lizzie explains that she's out-outfield. This is probably for the best because Mike is holding the bat in such an awkward manner that if the ball does manage to connect, the bat will whip around and brain him. No one wants to see that up close.
Summary: Despite not knowing to hold a baseball bat, Mike can be pretty clever when he has to be. He knows that Elly will scream like a banshee if he doesn't let Lizzie play AND if Lizzie gets hurt so he's making the best of a messy situation....which will probably make Elly scream like a banshee because he tricked her.