Titre original : Wounded Ace
As the episode resumes, Yamamoto and Noguchi, two of the outfielders that were previously 1st years, ground out and fly out leaving the score 8-5. Goro takes over pitching in the 8th and strikes out the side. Seishuu's Takahashi starts the bottom of the 8th with a walk. Goro's ankle is hurting, but he goes up and gets a base hit. Uchiyama follows it up with a dead ball, and then Toshiro hits a grand slam giving Seishuu a 9-8 lead. The next 3 ground out or strike out, and Goro comes out to pitch the ninth. His foot is hurting so much that his fast ball literally becomes a ball. the opposition loads the bases, but Goro's fighting spirit tricks them int striking out and grounding out. As the episode ends Yamada takes Goro to have his leg looked at again, and Komori, Oobayashi, and Yamane reveal they aren't afraid of a team with a wounded Honda.