Titre original : A Truly Worthy Rival
When Goro comes up to bat he manages to hit a double and cut the score to 2-1. After stealing third base Junior reveals to Goro that his father is in the VIP Suite watching. When Goro learns of this he is determined to not lose at all costs. On a fly ball he tags at third and ties the game. Junior slowly realizes Goro plays not for revenge but for the love of the game. He also begins to realize that his father has always been watching his game. Junior finally swallows his pride and heeds to his fathers advice allowing him to hit an inside the park homerun off of Goro. The top of the ninth approaches, and the Falcons lead 3-2 with two outs when Saunders hits a homerun to tie the game. Goro realizes all his teammates have done for him and it renews his strength. Finally Goro is able to unleash his fastest fastball and send the game to extra innings. With their duel at 1-1 now, who will win the final showdown between Goro and Junior to lead their team to the Triple A Championship?