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Power Hitter (Travel Team)

3.40  ·  Rating Details  ·  15 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
A year ago, one of the teams ace pitchers suffered a broken jaw that may have been caused by the trampoline effect of the ball off an aluminum bat. Now, while they practice before the next season, the team discovers that it will play in a wooden bat tournament instead of one that allows aluminum bats. Ambitious power hitter Sammy Perez, who relies on the pop and big sweet ...more
Hardcover, 122 pages
Published January 1st 2012 by Darby Creek Publishing
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Wilton Smith
Oct 30, 2015 Wilton Smith is currently reading it
In my book the main character Sammy Perez struggles with the desicion on whether he should take steroids or not. The reason he wants to take steroids is to boost his performance on the feild. From the duration his team entered the wood bat tournament till the end it was quite the emotional rollercoaster. This includes tough prediciments heartbreaks and life changing desicions. Dispite all the ups and downs in the end Sammy Perez made the right choice. This is why overall This is a great book to ...more
Kim
From April 2012 SLJ:
Gr 6-10:This hi/lo series focuses on individual members of an elite travel team of 17-and-under baseball players from Las Vegas. In Forced Out, Zack's team gets the funding to play in a New York tournament that will have a lot of major-league-scout representation. However, when a new kid who's mediocre at bestbut whose father is a multimillionairesuddenly joins the team, Zack realizes that the coach might have compromised his standards for the travel money that Dustin's dad
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Jalen
Oct 29, 2014 Jalen rated it really liked it
This book is all about a player on a traveling baseball team in L.A that is a very good hitter, but he can only hit far. He is so used to batting with albacore aluminum bats, when there coach decides that they need practice with wooden maple bats, so he entered the team in a wooden tournament. Sammy can not hit with wood because he has no practice he does terrible all tournament long but soon becomes used to it so he is doing a little better. He has anger issues so every time something bad happe ...more
Nancy
Dec 21, 2011 Nancy rated it liked it
After a serious career-ending injury of one of their pitchers, the Roadrunners baseball team are giving up their aluminum bats for wood ones in an upcoming wood-only tournament. Problem is, Sammy Perez had achieved status as a home run power slugger with big-league potential thanks to aluminum. The wood bat doesn't seem to allow him the serious power-hitting the major league scouts are looking for. His father is encouraging him to look into performance-enhancing drugs which leaves Sammy at a cro ...more
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If you have a reluctant reader who likes sports this is the book for them! Good hi-lo series that I wish my library would have.

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Sammy Perez lives for baseball. He is a power hitter who is going to make it to the pros. But when his team switches from metal bats to wooden bats, Sammy looses his ability to power hit. His teammates think he's holding back but Sammy just cant find the sweet spot to knock the ball out of the park. As his dreams start to fade away his dad offers the solution
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Shelby Upton
Mar 13, 2013 Shelby Upton rated it it was ok
It's a really good book if you like baseball or softball! Really easy read, I would say too easy for high school level reading.

I hope you enjoy as much as I did :)

Happy reading!
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