Titre original : Responsibility of the Ace
After the error that has been charged to Roy Murdoch errupts and is ready to clash with Roy, but Goro stops him. He reminds Murdoch he shouldn't expect anything from other players until he has proven himself to his teammates. As Murdoch watches Goro pitch and dwells on words that Keene gave him earlier, he realizes Goro is the top ace and that his words cause the entire team to flow together. Murdoch asists Goro at getting an out. In the eigth inning the Panthers get a run to go up 1-0, and things look bad for the Hornets. A loss would send them 7 games back of the division leader, and the Panther shave brought out their ace. Roy refuses to give up and gets on base. Nelson advances him to second with a bunt. Saunders comments to Watts on how Goro's energy is contagious, and it causes him to start getting ready to close out the game. The Panthers walk Parker giving them 2 on and 2 out with Murdoch coming to bat. Some of the coaches and the Hornets owner question letting Murdoch bat, but Goro manages to get the teammates to show enough energy in Murdoch to let him bat for his daughter. With the trust of his teammates behind him Murdoch hits a homerun, giving the Hornets a 3-1 lead. The next three batters each hit homeruns off th Panthers closer, and Watts comes in and closes out the game giving the Hornets a 6-1 win. The energy seems to have what it takes to send the Hornets onto a winning streak, but Watts calls Keene and informs him that even though they have enough strength now to win it all, it will all depend on how well Keene manages to keep them together.