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Slumpbuster

They call me "Walloper" because I'm no ordinary hitter. Or at least that used to be the case. Now, with the pennant on the line, I've got a slump cloud over my head so big it's being covered by the Weather Channel. The forecast is grim, but I hope there's one big swing left in my bat.

 
Wall Ball

Record-breaking snowfalls in Rambletown have postponed Opening Day of the Rounders' baseball season three times! As the team tries to "warm up" on the icy field, they welcome a new center fielder: Orlando Ramirez. He's as fast as a cheetah and catches everything—right before smashing into the outfield wall. Just like a crash-test dummy. The Rounders will need a miracle—or a really big shovel—to put the brakes on Orlando's collision course with the wall and this never-ending cold spell.

Wing Ding

When the windiest weather in Rambletown history blows in a horde of hungry grasshoppers, the only thing the chomping insects devour faster than the grass is the Rounders’ chance to host the midseason all-star game. Unfortunately, their shortstop’s arm has gone haywire. Balls used to disappear into Stump’s glove as if he were a one-man Bermuda Triangle, but since the infestation, he’s jumpier than the grasshoppers. Will the Rounders find a way to rid Stump of the yips—and their home field of insects—before the hated Haymakers hijack the all-star game?

 
Rainmaker

It's the Rounders' last season together, and they want to go out with a bang. Especially Slingshot Slocum, the team's star pitcher. So why has he just walked three batters in a row? Slingshot's obsessed with mastering the forkball—a dangerous split-finger curveball that everyone knows should never be attempted by anyone under the age of seventeen. It could wreck his arm forever! And he's not making it over the plate. Just like the torrential weather, Slingshot is all wet! The rain won't stop pouring down, and the Rounders' season is starting to feel like an airport during the holidays: nothing but delays and cancellations.

At least they have their team rafting trip to look forward to. Until a flash flood sends them careening straight into the middle of a real-life ghost tale. Can the Rounders pull themselves out of peril—and their pitcher out of his funk—before their final showdown with archrivals the Haymakers? And will the weird weather let up or rain on their parade? Looking for hilarity, high stakes, high jinks, extreme weather, and some spooky spelunking? Catch this action-packed baseball adventure!

 

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