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One Summer Season: A Young Man's Brutal Baptism Into Love And Baseball

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R.W. Clay is a big kid from a small town who dominates high school baseball in Oregon. The best major college programs line up to offer him a free education, and pro scouts follow his every move. R.W. is blessed with an athletic body and cursed by a confident but naive outlook. He is thrown into a world in which hometown heroes are a dime a dozen. He agrees to join forces with three teammates who are a far cry from the good Christian boy he was taught to be. He has three young women in his life, but they all want him for different reasons. He also finds a brand of baseball that challenges every skill. There is no greater threat than an opposing pitcher known as Muy Mal Hombre (Very Bad Man), who has a reputation for hurting people. Life gets tough, but there are no free passes. A young man still has to step into the batter's box and take his best swings. One of his teammates puts it perfectly: YFYRYDI (You Fail, You Rebound, You Dig In). Lord, being 18 can be such a pain.

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