Pedro is moving his feet briskly in the ground trying to level off the mud.
His mind is moving aimlessly that he did not notice his coach come near him and direct him to start the game.
Looks up towards the voice, frowns for a microsecond, then brings his attention to the surroundings by a quick nod, and a silent, "I can do it."
He propels his first ball after a deep inhalation, which helped pacify his mind that was drifting flash forward to a scenario where he gave away runs that led to the defeat of his team.
In 99 words (no more, no less) show a character confronting something worse than death.