Nishino, who wants to skip the training camp, dislikes the manga that shows the students who attend the camp and become more skilled. Kubota, however, is excited and wants to win the MVP award at the camp, which could lead to a starting player.
Kubota is nervous about the announcement of the starters. On the day of the announcement, Kubota, who did not become a starter, is upset with Nishino and Oyama, who made it on the starting line-up and are now acting silly.
Just before the game, one of the starters is out sick, and Kubota is thrust into the game. Nervous, Kubota can't play as smoothly as he would like, and he almost gives the ball to the opposing team's ace.