Titre original : Toshiya's Past
The Summer Tournament is underway, and things begin poorly for Mifune East when Goro oversleeps. Goro manages to arrive with the game still in the first inning only to learn Mifune East is losing 3-0. Goro is put in and reveals that he has been learning to control his pitching and combine speed and control together. After rallying to win, thanks to a walk off homer from Yamane, the rest of the team goes to evaluate their next opponent while Goro goes to watch Toshi. While in the stands he meets the coach of Yakahama Little League who reveals Toshi's parents abandoned him a couple of years earlier and took his little sister with them leaving Toshi by himself. He now lives with his grandparents, but like Goro he must overcome the obstacle of not playing in the Senior Leagues if he is to become a Pro.