Titre original : The End of the Battle
With two outs in the bottom of the seventh, it appears that Tomonoura has won until Toshi is forced to come on as the backup pitcher. He has speed but doesn't have the control he called Goro's weakness earlier. When Mifune East rallies to win Toshi feels devastated, but then he gets the idea of teaming up with Goro to form a battery to defeat Kaidoh. Kaidoh's recruiter though has different goals and approaches Goro's parents with a proposition. What will their answer be? Mifune East cruises to a Prefectural birth where they must face Kaidoh's Middle School in the first round. The outcome may force Goro to reevaluate his entire decision regarding Kaidoh.