Troy must turn Greendale's ragtag intramural softball team into a well-oiled machine for the rivalry game against a neighboring community college. Troy makes Annie cry, then tells her, "There's no crying in softball." He later splits up the team's dynamic duo, Shirley and Britta, in a trade during the fourth inning for a hot dog. It culminates with a dramatic play at the plate between the two in the bottom of the ninth.