Season 3 Episode 8

Egashira's Plot

Aired Saturday 6:00 PM Feb 24, 2007 on NHK Educational
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Egashira's Plot

The match between Kaidoh's 2nd string and Seishuu takes place. Kaidoh's ace, Enomoto, is the younger brother of the varsity squad the previous year, and he strikes out Seishuu. Afterwards Kaidoh seems to get easy hits off of Goro, but it's revealed it's all a ploy to give Seishuu some fielding practice. A home run gives Kaidoh an early 2-0 lead, and a few fielding errors push it up to a 4-0 lead. As the match continues Seishuu begins to work more and more as a team and keeps Kaidoh scoreless from innings 3-6. Taiga gets a base hit, and Uchiyama follows it up with a sacrifice to move Taiga to 2nd. Toshiro's base hit advances Taiga to third, allowing Goro to get a sacrifice fly and cut the deficit to 6-2. However in the bottom of the seventh Egashira calls for a pinch hitter. The pinch hitter has been instructed to bunt, but in reality he is to run over Goro's ankle and make it look like an accident. Goro falls for the ploy and goes down hard. The game is cancelled, and Goro is left agonizing in pain on the field.


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