Episode 20 –
[details=spoiler]Everyone praises Tanba, but he still has a weakness to overcome. The coach overhears Tanba say something and it may cost him the ace status. Tanba gives an honest answer to the question that Kataoka asks him and the moment passes. His teammates joke around and make a bet with him. With a shaved head and shaved eyebrows on the line, Tanba better do a good job!
Unfortunately, Tanba gets hit in the face with a ball. He insists he’s fine, but the coach won’t let him move. He even calls an end to the game. This accident affects the entire team and Rei isn’t sure they can recover in time for the summer tournament.
Tanba’s condition is announced, but he may not be able to play in the tournament. This news just brings everyone down. But the coach also tells them that he’s made Tanba the ace, even in his absence. With Tanba out of the picture for now, Kawakami, Furuya, and Eijun will be playing more. Rei can only hope that the team will unite for Tanba’s sake.
Eijun isn’t sure he’s ready and Chris is happy that Eijun admits it. Chris and Miyuki will work with Eijun and Furuya to get them ready in time. Chris gives the boys some more important exercises and guides them through the routine. He tells them not to rush, but the guys are still under a lot of pressure with finals coming up as well. However, Eijun is determined to be ready for the summer![/details]