Now that Tsubasa assembled the entire team, the next logical step is to play an actual practice game. As expected, it doesn’t go so well.
At last, with Ryou finally joining the team, it’s time for the team to have their first game. After the team decide their roles on the field, they start practicing. I find it funny how the girls realized that they have no player uniforms and there is no way they will play in their track suits. Yes, the uniforms are expensive at 10000 yen a piece. Maybe not as pricy as what Kohane and her friends saw when they find out how much cheerleading uniforms are, costing 27000 yen. Even so, considering there are nine players, it’s still expensive.
Thankfully, Tomoe, Akane, and one of their art club friends came up with a design. Eventually, they came up with a design and of course everyone managed to save enough money for one. At least they received them before their practice game started. I have to admit their new outfits look cute.
Still, Ryou seems uneasy with everyone celebrating over finding a team to compete. Of course, her fears became true. When they faced the Seijo High School girls’ baseball team, it seems as if Tsubasa’s team will win in the first inning. Not only Ryou’s pitching made it impossible for their opponent to bat the ball, they eventually managed to score one point.
As expected, early overconfidence is already a bad omen. Ryou already noticed that they already screwed up badly. Sayaka eventually saw through Tsubasa’s team’s strategy. With that, she used their strategy against them so that Tsubasa’s team can never catch up.
Either way, the game ended up really badly for Tsubasa’s team. I kind of expected this since they are just starting. Despite Ryou and Tsubasa being the most skilled players, it seems that they kind of underestimated how good the other team was.
Still, it’s understandable why Tsubasa feels down about the loss. It seems that she was a bit too overconfident. In the end, everyone admits that they made a mistake one way or another. Thankfully, the girls are not giving up and will continue to improve their skills. Everyone faces failures sometimes, but it doesn’t mean he or she should give up. Eventually, he or she will eventually get it.
With that in mind, Tsubasa’s team will eventually improve and become able to beat other teams. In a way, this is probably a good thing for them to lose their practice game so they won’t make the same mistake when they complete in games that matters the most. ¶