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Daiya no A Chapter 96
Chapter 96: 3 pitchers + ace
Day before the quarterfinals.
Seems he's in top form...
That match against Akikawa sure give him confidence.
About time we call it quits, Sawamura.
No... Please a little longer!
Hey, hey, the match is tomorrow.
My pitch still is weak from time to time.
And I get the feeling I won't be able to hold them down with an half-assed pitch...
That's only if we get a chance to play, Sawamura!!
I just need to be prepared!!
Well... Not bad.
A quick wind-up against stealing?
Yes... I think it'll work well against Yakushi...
Though he might not get out all of his power with that form.
His power might drop, but his control is still good.
We really might be able to make use of this....
The only problem is stamina.
Don't worry about it hitting the ground, Kawakami.
If you carefully throw it low, it defends against long hits...
Kawakami got the best control for low pitches after all!
I'm worried about Furuya-kun's stamina...
But these three seem to be in a good form.
That only leaves----
If's off again.
It's obviously that he got the right mindset,
but Tanba-kun still isn't back to his old power....
Tanba-kun's recovery is also vital for the team...
But... After all, you might only
regain your match senses in a real match---
Today's lesson // Fair-mindedness all the time
Our starting pitcher tomorrow...
will be Furuya, like it has always been.
Considering Furuya's stamina, we'll switch him out earlier tomorrow.
From the 4th on it'll be Sawamura!!
And from the 7th on it'll be Kawakami.
Though it might change slightly depending on the course of the game... Be prepared in time..
(Win the nationals)
Th- That means you're counting on me, right!!
A pitching order with 3 innings each, huh...
Well, they pitched in the previous games too.
When we change our pitchers pre-empt before their batting order comes around, we can avoid that they get used to the pitching.
that's only applies when these three pitched like planned...
Wh- What about Tanba, Coach?
You haven't even called him here...
I can't let him on the mound in his current condition....
N- No way....
He was always aiming for the quarterfinals...
So what. Tanba won't pitch in tomorrow's game.
You guys do your job with that in mind!!
Got it, Boss!! // I'll definitely live up to your expectations!!
Stop calling me boss...
What's up, Tanba.
Give me some better pitches!!
Though there are a few good ones.
What's up... Calling it quits?
No... One more round....
One more round, please...
Tch... Don't exhaust yourself before a game.
Though we'll tag along.
Yeah... We'll stick with you until the end.
You're stomach's growling...
Okay, 1 out and runner on second.
Tanba-san is amazing.
Considering there's a game tomorrow.
Oh! That was a nice one!! // Even Tetsu couldn't hit that...
That was a ball...
No~~ It was a strike!
Guys, that's enough! (And it WAS a ball.)
An- Another devil showed up!!
I'll help you stretch, Tanba-san...
You still can't accept your own condition?
The 5th inning...
Get ready for the 5th tomorrow.
Yakushi is strong.
It might become a wild game.
And if comes to that, I'll definitely let you on the mound.
You, who is the ace of Seidou!
Show me your...
effort of three years.
I see now...
He told the other three that Tanba-san wouldn't pitch, so that they focus more own their own role...
And he also let Tanba-san build up confidence by telling him that he's the ace of team...
That's what the Coach was after---
Okay... Finish up here!
Shall I help you stretching, Tanba?
...You don't want me to?
Hahaha! Let him, Tanba! You're the ace!!
How nice~~ The privilege of the ace. (Lie)
Aren’t you even more nervous than before a game?
From the beginning, he
only thought about fighting with the whole team...