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Fiction Ages 9-12
Pages: 180
Themes: Football, family
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/Sep/2010
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Fresh from a thrilling basketball season playing for the varsity team, Matt is looking forward to a new challenge: baseball. The South Side team seems to be strong this year—if only Matt can control his fear of being hit by an errant pitch. But when Matt's friend, Jake, the team's star, falls in with the wrong crowd, the entire season—not to mention their long-standing friendship—seems to be on the line.

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