Home Run by Linda Zimmermann
Approx. 52,680 words.
Published on February 12, 2013.
In the late 21st Century, Rick Stella is on the fast track to becoming a baseball superstar, when an injury leads him to join the Pioneer program for a year-long mission. When he becomes marooned with his android crew, he must decide whether he is willing to sacrifice his dreams, or risk everything trying to make it home.