|Lead With Your Plays|
|Season 1, Episode 15|
|Air date||January 19, 2014|
|Written by||Takeshi Konuta|
|Directed by||Mitsuyuki Masuhara|
Training Camp Begins!
Lead With Your Plays! (Purē de Hippare!, プレーで引っぱれ！) is Episode 15 of the Diamond no Ace Anime series. The Episode follows the storyline from chapter 41 to 44 of the manga.
Seidou continue their training camp. Kataoka pushes the third years hard and reminds Yuuki of what he must do as captain.
Day 2 pre-summer training camp
200 soft toss batting drills, field practice and running in the morning then a minimum of 3 bowls of rice for breakfast. Foreseen by the senior, it didn't take long until the differences between the upperclassman and the first years shows itself. By evening, coach Kataoka met with all the catchers to assess all their pitchers' performances. Knowing that Seidou's prime weakness is the lack of an ace, one of the main goals of the training to hone Tanba, Kawakami, Furuya and Sawamura as aces. Three practice games are also arranged for the team on the coming weekend to test their output at maximum fatigue.
Day 4 pre-summer camp
Specialized training according to position. Sawamura is showing improvement on fielding but at the end of the day, the first year-trio are knocked out of exhaustion. At the end of the practice, Miyuki has shared his thoughts about Tanba's pitching and reminded him of his better potential over his forkball.
Because the senpais flock in Miyukis room every night to play shogi or video games or just to sleep in someone else’s bed, Miyuki invites Sawamura and Furuya on the 4th day of the camp to his room, so they get to know their teammates (the people that defend for them on the court) better.Day 5 pre-summer camp
Pitchers Furuya and Sawamura were finally let in the bullpen for practice. Meanwhile the seniors, led by Yuuki, received personal fielding practice by their coach till evening, training them to their limits.
Day 6 pre-summer camp
Training is done and while everyone is preparing for the upcoming games, Furuya and Sawamura are anxious and very concerned on Miyuki's seemingly indifferent attitude despite him catching for them on their first game. For pitchers with no breaking balls, the two realized how much they have to learn to be acknowledged by Miyuki. Meanwhile, Haruichi has also realized how hard it is to be part of the first string.
Seidou first string vs Osaka Kiryuu.