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Shenice Lockwood, captain of the Fulton Firebirds, is hyper-focused when she steps up to the plate. Nothing can stop her from leading her team to the U12 fast-pitch softball regional championship. But life has thrown some curveballs her way. Strike one: As the sole team of all-brown faces, Shenice and the Firebirds have to work twice as hard to prove that Black girls belong at bat. Strike two: Shenice's focus gets shaken when her great-uncle Jack reveals that a career-ending and family-name-ruining crime may have been a setup. Strike three: Broken focus means mistakes on the field. It's up to Shenice to discover the truth about her family's past before secrets take the Firebirds out of the game forever.