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  • Season 1
    • The Basics of Basics
      2/26/08
      0.0
      Abe wasn't a fan of Haruna, but there's a lot to like about the guy. He's tall, good-looking, has a one-in-a-million arm, and he wants to win no matter what.
    • One Victory
      One Victory
      Episode 25
      9/27/07
      0.0
    • Conclusion
      Conclusion
      Episode 24
      9/20/07
      0.0
    • Precisely
      Precisely
      Episode 23
      9/13/07
      10
      As the final inning begins, things look bleak for Nishiura. They've fought and clawed and left everything they've got on the field, but Tosei leads by a run.
    • To Genmitsu
      To Genmitsu
      Episode 23
      9/13/07
      0.0
    • Defend!
      Defend!
      Episode 22
      9/6/07
      0.0
    • Defense!
      Defense!
      Episode 22
      8/30/07
      9.5
      Tied 3-3 in the last of the eighth, Tosei will do anything to avoid losing to a bunch of first years – even they have to bunt their way home.
    • One More Point
      One More Point
      Episode 21
      8/30/07
      0.0
    • One More Run
      One More Run
      Episode 21
      8/30/07
      9.5
      Tosei rallies to take the lead, but Tajima comes to the plate determined to put his team back on top.
    • Reversal
      Reversal
      Episode 20
      8/23/07
      9.5
      The rain starts to get heavier and as a result makes the ground more slippery. Mihashi slips and causes his pitch to go wild.
    • Tosei's Abilities
      Tosei's Abilities
      Episode 19
      8/16/07
      9.5
      Tosei keeps fighting back and they end up getting in one run. Mihashi keeps playing hard as well, and he gets a nose bleed making Abe worry about if he can still pitch or not. Mihashi rested for a bit and Tosei ties up the score in the 6th inning.
    • Additional Point
      Additional Point
      Episode 18
      8/9/07
      0.0
      Mihashi and the team work hard to get one more run before the inning ends.
    • Third Line
      Third Line
      Episode 17
      8/2/07
      9.5
      Tosei comes back with a new plan, and Nishiura still hangs on. They even use some of their relaxation tactics because there's a runner on third base.
    • Do Not Underestimate
      7/26/07
      10
      Tosei still doesn't know Mihashi's pitching style, and Nishiura is hanging on. During the bottom of the 3rd, Mihashi's cousin Ruri comes to the game to cheer him on.
    • First Point
      First Point
      Episode 15
      7/19/07
      10
      The Tosei batters get confused by Mihashi's pitching, because the balls seem to be easy but are really hard to hit. Mihashi becomes their target to get out, but can he make it home?
    • The First Run of the Game
      7/19/07
      0.0
      A Nishiura rally in the second puts runners in scoring position, but it means Mihashi's gonna have to step into the batter's box – the one place Abe can't help him.
    • Challenge!
      Challenge!
      Episode 14
      7/12/07
      8.8
      The first game of the summer tournement begins. Mihashi and the team start out really well, but unfortunately gets struck out.
    • The Summer Tournament Begins
      7/5/07
      0.0
      The summer baseball tournament is about to begin, and the players are itching to get on the field. Now, if only Mihashi can just stay cool.
    • Summer's Big Start
      Summer's Big Start
      Episode 13
      7/5/07
      8.5
      The team has been working so hard for their game with Tosei, even to the point where their manager, Shinoka collapses from exhaustion after pulling an all-nighter. Everyone is getting worked up, the cheer squad, the audience that Hamada recruited, even the boys' mothers.
    • Supporters
      Supporters
      Episode 12
      6/28/07
      8.5
      During practice, with the addition of Hamada, the team continues meditating. Momoe and Shiga talk to Hamada about seriously getting a cheer squad together because the audiences spirit can either make or break their morale.
    • Summer Has Begun
      Summer Has Begun
      Episode 11
      6/21/07
      8.0
      The Summer National Senior High School Baseball Championship Saitama Tournament is about to start and Nishiura had some bad luck when drawing for their opposing team. For their first game, they were up against Tosei. After the tournament meeting, Ren is united with Hamada, one of his childhood friends. The Coach asks Hamada to start a cheer squad for their games.moreless
    • Steadily
      Steadily
      Episode 10
      6/14/07
      8.3
      To be able to play two practice games, everyone on the team has to learn at least two different positions. Hanai and Oki become the substitute pitchers, and Tajima becomes the substitute catcher. Finals are coming up so the team decides to study together to assure a passing grade. Mihashi invites them over to his house and they end up celebrating his birthday.moreless
    • Past
      Past
      Episode 9
      6/7/07
      8.8
      Abe's relationship with Haruna is revealed, and rather than considering him to be the best pitcher he considers him to be the worst. Ren is still intimidated by Haruna though, seeing the impact he's had on Abe.
    • Excellent Pitcher?
      5/31/07
      8.2
      On the way to practice, Mihashi meets up with Sakaeguchi and leanrs that Abe was once teamed up with an "excellent pitcher." Then, the team learns how to meditate to gain relaxation skills for a game if they were in a pinch. After practice the team goes to a tournament, where the "excellent pitcher" happens to be playing.moreless
    • Want To Play Ball
      5/24/07
      8.5
      Finally, with good teamwork, Nishiura managed to get back in the lead and win the game. After the game, Ren's old team realizes that they were wrong and beg him to come back to their team, but he declines and says how he liked getting the chance to play a proper game with all of them. After training camp, Mihashi finally gets the chance to get some sleep.moreless
    • A Pitcher's Requirements
      5/17/07
      7.0
      Kano goes into detail about Ren's control, and Abe's plan for a perfect game was lost when Mizutani missed the ball. Nothing is working out as the team planned, but Ren still managaes to keep his will to pitch.
    • Don't Cut Corners
      4/12/07
      0.0
      The game is scoreless through three innings, and Mihashi's locked in a pitcher's duel with his old backup. As usual, Abe is at the center of all the action.
    • Do Not Pull Out Your Hand
      3/10/07
      9.0
      With teamwork Nishiura pulls ahead. Abe starts noticing that Ren is longing to join his old team and tries to convince him to acknowledge the team he is with, the Nishiura High team.
    • Play
      Play
      Episode 4
      5/3/07
      8.8
      Mihashi starts out pitches really well, striking out every player. When the 2nd inning rolls around, the team's patience and teamwork is wearing down so Momoe stresses it that they need to work together.
    • Practice Match
      Practice Match
      Episode 3
      4/26/07
      8.7
      As the practice game between Nishiura High and Mihoshi High is about to start, Ren loses his confidence and leaves, though he is followed by Hatake, one of his old teammates from Mihoshi. Abe finds Ren and convinces him to play despite the other team and their harassment.
    • The Catcher's Role
      4/19/07
      0.0
      Mihashi wants to be an ace, but he's got no confidence. That's where Abe comes in. Every pitcher needs a good catcher, and Mihashi's new teammate is magic behind the plate.
    • A Catchers Role
      A Catchers Role
      Episode 2
      4/19/07
      8.5
      The baseball teams heads out for training camp and prepare for their practice match with Mihashi's old school. Abe realizes that his role as a catcher isn't only out on the field, but that he needs to protect the pitcher.
    • True Ace
      Episode 1
      4/12/07
      9.1
      Ren Mihashi is a freshman who just transferred to Nishiura High School, a school that isn't famous for baseball. He is forced to join the team by the new female coach and starts meeting other players.