the first person I met is the catcher---a good sign....
HOUSE MOTHER holds HUNT'S room keys in her hand.
(give keys to Hunt)
Here you go, young pitcher...room 230, second
floor--and your roommate is Thomas Lee
Robertson.....You can go now...I will inform you
about rules and regulations later....And don't let
these boys around here influence you to do
anything wrong. You seem like a nice young
man...Seventeen years old, right?
HUNT and JT grab hold of the foot locker and carry it up the stairs.
INT. WILEY COLLEGE-COE HALL-SECOND FLOOR-ROOM 230
JT and HUNT put the footlocker down. JT knocks on the door....
Since Thomas is not expecting you, it best to
knock to see whether he's in..
JT knocks on the door.
Hey, Thomas! Wake up! Your new Roomy is here!
The door slowly opens.
(wipes his eyes)
Ya'll come on in.....
HUNT looks around the small room.
Thomas Lee...This is Hunt. Hunt, this is Thomas
They shake hands. THOMAS LEE sits down on his bed.
Same here, Roomy....Listen, that's your bed over
there...I'm sorry about the messy room.
That's cool....I understand.
Wiley's Combo had a Gig last night in
Longview....I play drums. I just crashed after that.
What is your name again?
(sits down on his bed)
THOMAS LEE snaps his finger.
Yeah! You are the new pitcher. Everybody is
talking about you. Left hander, right?
HUNT nods as he smiles. THOMAS LEE pulls out a pack of cigarettes, pulls one out and
offers HUNT one.
Thanks. I don't smoke.....
The left handed pitcher. Wiley loves their baseball
team. They gonna treat you like a king, Roomy.....
JT closes the EBONY magazine he is reading.
(gets up to leave)
Hunt, if you need me to show you around, I'm
right down the hall. I'm gonna let ya'll get better
acquainted with each other.
Thanks for everything, JT......
JT nods as he leaves the room.
INT. WILEY COLLEGE-GIRLS DORMITORY-MCCLOUD HALL-EVENING
Hunt is sitting in the Lounge of McCLOUD HALL, senior for girls, waiting for his sister,
HELEN. Two girls pass and do a 360 degree turn. They smile as HUNT sits alone in the
Who is that?
Who ever he is....sure is cute.
I think it's Helen Gillmore little brother...She is
Oh, yeah...He's a pitcher....
Girl! He sure could pitch for me!
Come on ya'll....That boy ain't interested in any of
HUNT doesn't look at them as he smiles while scanning through a magazine. They exit the
dormitory laughing. HELEN walks in the Lounge. HUNT is busy reading the magazine.
HELEN peeps over the magazine.
They hug each other.
When did you get here?
Yesterday! I was so tired from that train ride, I
just stayed in the dormitory.....
I'm so glad that you came to Wiley. I know it
can't top Southern University, but we are family
here and we do compete in baseball and football....
All I wanna do is have a chance to pitch....
They look at each other, pause and laugh.
INT. WILEY'S GYM-THE HANGER-TWO MONTHS LATER-COLD EVENING
THREE PITCHERS are throwing to catchers in the HANGER. The sound of baseballs
hitting the catchers' Mitts echo through the HANGER. Baseball season is a month away.
Spring is near.
(gets Hunt's attention)
Make sure you follow through on every pitch
Hunt...This is College, not high school. Someone
lay a bunt down, catch you off balance,,,,and they
got some ball players that can run in this
HUNT throws and follow through perfectly.
That's what I'm talking about! Let's see you throw
from the stretch.
HUNT goes through the stretch and fires a dropping curve to the catcher.....
That will do it, Hunt. I will be sitting behind the
screen watching your pitches. Good luck on the
game....By the way my name is Rosenbug.
HUNT and The WHITE MAN shakes hands. The WHITE MAN walks off the Side Lines.
(holds his hands up to the heavens)
Yeah! Thanks Old Man. You taught me well.....
EXT. BASEBALL FIELD-LAST INNING-7TH
HUNT is working on a one hitter. Big HUT walks out to the pitching mound. Two men
You in good shape, Hunt. You're leading by four
and you got a one hitter going. What more could
you give a scout, huh?
BIG HUT puts the ball in HUNT'S glove and trots back to home plate.
The WHITE MAN is observing every pitch behind the screen.
HUNT delivers the pitch to the BATTER. The BATTER pops it up to BIG HUT. BIG
HUT circles around and catches the ball for the last out. WILEY'S TEAM run on the field
to congratulate HUNT.
The WHITE MAN is sitting and talking to HUNT. Everyone else is gathering up their
equipment. Baseball season is over for Wiley.
THE WHITE MAN
(shakes Hunt's hand)
Good game...Freshman, right?
THE WHITE MAN
Well, I'm going to be watching you again, so keep
improving your pitches, maybe next year will be a
championship year for the team....
Thanks for your support, Mr. Rosenbug.
THE WHITE MAN
That's my job, young man. That's my job.
EXT. SUSAN'S HOUSE-FRONT PORCH-EVENING-THREE MONTHS LATER-
SUSAN and HUNT are hugging each other on the steps of SUSAN'S porch.
(lays her head on his shoulder)
You know I love you Hunt and I'm so alone while
you are away...
HUNT rubs his fingers through SUSAN'S long black hair.
Yeah, I know. I love you too, especially for
waiting on me to come home....It's not easy being
away from you....
Hunt, I don't care how much it pains, I never want
to get in the way of what you wanna
(smiles as he goes into his pocket)
I do appreciate that Susan--
HUNT pulls out an engagement ring.
And to show my appreciation, I spent some of my
summer earnings on this.
HUNT opens up the ring case. SUSAN is speechless. She doesn't know whether to take
the engagement ring out of the case or just stare at it.
I know that we are real young, but at least this
engagement ring can stand as a bond between us,
no matter how far we are apart.
HUNT takes it out the case for SUSAN. She is still speechless. He holds her hand and