The Vampire Shortstop by Scott Nicholson
Approx. 7,130 words.
Published on September 10, 2011 by
Haunted Computer Books.
Jerry Shepherd is a misfit in the town of Sawyer Creek.
Despite the fangs, the shapeshifting, and the red stuff in his sports bottle, he just wants to be like the other kids on his Little League team. And it doesn't hurt that he's the best player in the league.
Well, until the championship game, when Coach Ruttlemyer and Sawyer Creek learn the true cost of victory....
Short story of 6,800 words.