Block the Plate
14-year-old Pete Simmons is psyched to be catcher on the elite Texas Blaze baseball team, but Coach has been losing his temper – a lot. And the team's top pitcher turns out to be a total jerk...with a very cool twin sister. Middle school is coming to a close and making the high school roster is everyone’s goal – but first Pete has to survive his summer season. More
When 14-year-old Pete Simmons transferred to posh Welton Middle School, he felt like an invisible kid from the wrong side of town. That is, until Coach discovered Pete’s passion for baseball and made him the star catcher on the championship Texas Blaze baseball team. Now middle school is drawing to a close and this is the summer to work hard and earn a spot on the high school roster. But Coach has been losing his temper more and more often. And the starting pitcher is a bit of a jerk (although his super-athletic twin sister Livvie is often hanging around, so it’s not all bad). When the Texas Heat go on a rare losing streak, tempers flare and players are tested. But win or lose, being part of the Texas Blaze is Pete’s whole world — and he’ll put up with anything to stay on the team. Almost anything.
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