Titre original : The Single Ball of Fate
An early 6 to 0 deficit has been reversed thanks to Goro coming on in the third inning to strike out the side an spark the Bats bats. However when Goro is hit by a pitch it makes him lose all control of his pitches. With no other choice Goro must pitch straight down the middle against Junior with nothing but 100+ mph pitches, a speed which Junior has never seen before. Who will prevail, and will the Bats be able to take a 1-0 series lead? With Ginumachi in the stands rooting for Goro, anything seems to be possible.