When the coach of her championship softball team asks Raisa Kumar to teach a new recruit, Annie, how to pitch she is eager to help, especially since she hopes to be a coach herself someday; but when the team’s other pitcher turns up with a broken arm, teaching Annie takes on a new urgency—and Raisa’s efforts at coaching seem to be frustrating Annie rather then helping her.
Who is Jake Maddox? Athlete, author, world-traveler - or all three? He has surfed in Hawaii, scuba-dived in Australia, and climbed the mountains of Peru and Alaska. His books range from the most popular team sports to outdoor activities to survival adventures and even to auto racing. His exploits have inspired numerous writers to walk in his footsteps - literally! Each of his stories is stamped with teamwork, fair play, and a strong sense of self-worth and discipline. Always a team-player, Maddox realizes it takes more than one man (or woman) to create a book good enough for a young reader. He hopes the lessons learned on the court, field, or arena and the champion sprinter pace of his books can motivate kids to become better athletes and lifelong readers.