“Strike her out, Tobey. She ain’t got nuthin’!”
As much as Tobey loved the athletic part of softball, he appreciated the trash talking even more. It made the games fun. Besides, it gave them an edge. As much as their talk pumped him up, it hindered the batter just as much, and he needed the help.
Jennifer Grace was the other team’s best hitter, but she was a girlie girl. That gave him the edge.
Smiling, he threw his fastball.
He fell howling in agony after she hit the ball.
While sobbing, he heard someone say, “She broke his cup!”