Kurokan tells Sakamoto about the accident happened to his parents. Kurokan wants Sakamoto to go to the hospital
Hitomi comes to help right after receiving Kurokan's call. The team is really down after knowing Sakamoto's absence.
Kurokan sends Kojika to replace Sakamoto. Kojika is standing on the pitching mound and trembling with fear when the fans realize that the pitcher isn't Sakamoto and start to shout and begin to make noise.
Kurokan switches the players to the freshmen gradually who doesn't have emotional burden and play exceptionally well.
Eventually, Kirino relies on their experience and strength to win the game! But there's good news from the hospital--Sakamoto's parents are in a stable condition. ...more