Spring is in the air, and all boys' thoughts turn to baseball in Belford, Kansas. The Mustangs haven't won a single game, and Mick and the Spiders are making Carley and Troop's lives miserable.
They can't hit, they can't catch, and they can't pitch. They need a coach, badly. They never expected that mean, old Redburn, the meanest, most cantankerous man in Riley County, would come to their rescue!