The Pitcher 2 – Seventh Inning Stretch
Synopsis for book:
Ricky Hernandez is now a senior and all seems to be going well until a new pitcher moves into town from Texas who can pitch almost a hundred miles an hour. MLB Scouts have been snooping around but now Ricky’s future is in jeopardy with the fireball pitcher Bailey Hutchinso on the team. When he beats Ricky out of his starting spot and his violent father Ferando returns it seems his dream to become a Major League Pitcher is gone. A ball hits him in the side of the head and he quits the team. Ricky returns to the field with The Pitcher to relearn the art of pitching one more time.
“The Pitcher has spit and dirt and leather and battles between boys. And like all good baseball novels, The Pitcher is about more than just baseball.”
—BILLY LOMBARDO, AUTHOR OF THE MAN WITH TWO ARMS
“You can taste the ballpark dust, feel the smack of the ball in your glove, and feel assured that, somehow, these three strongly drawn characters will push on to victory.”
“William Hazelgrove has fashioned a near classic baseball story.”
—SAN FRANCISCO REVIEW OF BOOKS