The summer girls’ baseball tournament has finally begun. Tama meets a certain someone from Ryoyukan before Shin Koshigaya High School faces off their first match.
At last, the summer girls’ baseball team tournament is finally here as the opening ceremony starts. Of course, Oono and Aasukara is there. Of course, Nozomi wants to face off Yanaukawagoe again. But first, I’m pretty sure that Shin Koshigaya High School needs to win the first few matches before that can happen. Not only that, they need to beat Ryoyukan, which will become a difficult match.
At last, Tama’s old friend, Kazumi finally notices Tama. She hugs her from behind as Yoshino becomes excited. Yes, she became excited by how Kazumi’s muscles are like that she became startled. Tama introduces her to the other members of the team.
Even so, Tama’s decision not to go to Ryoyukan despite the school scouting her surprises Kazumi. I guess playing baseball at a school that takes it seriously will take the fun out of the game. Sure, Tama can say that she wants to attend school closer to her home, but this doesn’t make that reason false. Or that she wants to get away from Kazumi for some reason.
Even so, I find it funny how Kazumi didn’t notice Yomi at first. It’s obvious where this is heading with a potential rivalry. They are trying to one up each other when it comes to competing for Tama’s heart. Yes, even those lies they made up about her aren’t true. Eventually, Kobayashi, a member of Kazumi’s team had to drag her off after seeing for her.
After the opening ceremony, Shin Koshigaya High School baseball team warmed up before the match begins. I find it funny how Yomi gets into a disagreement with Yoshino over not being able to pitch. Instead, Risa will do it while Yomi does 3rd base. Yes, I find this disagreement kind of childish. But put it this way, Yomi will be saving the ace for the team. After all, Ryoyukan is probably observing that match. Yoshino doesn’t want Yomi to reveal that secret throw out to the public yet. After all, it’s a secret weapon.
As for the match itself against Kagemori High School and the game started off a bit rocky. Besides letting Shiragiku messing up by fumbling when she thought she caught the ball, the opposing team managed to score one point. Thankfully, they didn’t score it further.
Believe it or not, the funny thing is that the kendo team Shiragiku was part of were cheering for her. Eventually, Shiragiku made it up by managing to hit a home run. Still, this does not impress Nozomi at all and she kicks her while the other girls shower her with praise.
Either way, the game is mostly a stalemate as neither team could score a point afterwards. In a flashback, we find out that this is the strategy of the Kagemori High School. Nakayama came up with this special pitch. By building a strategy with this pitch, the team believed that they can end games quickly in their favor so they can practice more or go home. This makes me believe that they want to deal with the tougher teams by sweeping through the easy teams in the earlier rounds.
As Nakayama found out, her team’s strategy has a big flaw. Shin Koshigaya is putting up a good fight. Eventually Risa became tired of pitching. Yoshino brings out Ibuki. She imitates Nakayama’s pitch successfully, which causes her to become annoyed. I guess Yoshino’s spy operation with Ibuki was a huge success. Yes, Nakayama starts to lose her cool as Ibuki is up to bat. Yes, this is the plan Yoshino came up all along to get them fired up and show their vulnerabilities. The question is, is this enough to break through Kagemori’s team and win the game? We’ll find out next time. ¶