Mike's junior year begins exactly the way he wants it to. He is the starting center fielder on the varsity baseball team, and he has a solid group of friends and a popular girlfriend. Life as he knows it changes when Oscar Ramirez joins the team, outplays Mike and takes away his starting position. After lashing out at a fellow student, Mike gets detention with a very political group of kids, one of whom is the extremely attractive and mysterious Kat Herold. Mike finds out a few things about what is going on on his team, at his school, and with his coach, and he has a lot of decisions to make about what to do.