As Ryo Hayakawa arrives home from school, the local baseball team begs her to finish pitching their game. Later that night, after Ryo soundly defeats the opposing batters, two men visit her mother’s Oden bar and challenge her to strike them out. A drunkard volunteers to umpire. After Ryo has struck the first man out and is working on the second, high school baseball star Hiroki Takasugi walks by and offers to finish up the challenge. Although he manages to hit her pitch, the effort breaks his bat and Ryo gets him out by catching the ball. Hiroki is impressed that she is the first person to break his bat and he carries her home, introducing himself to her mother as her new boyfriend.