|Manga||Act I - Chapter 48|
|Anime||S1 - Episode 17|
The Splitter is especially effective when used in combination with a good Fastball. Being able to locate the Fastball inside the Strike Zone's corners will force batters to chase the Splitter that comes after the Fastball as it is very difficult for the batter to differentiate between the 2 due to its somewhat comparable velocity of a Fastball.
The Splitter is gripped very similarly to the Forkball but not as tight or deep between the fingers. The grip allows the pitcher to both inject a good amount of speed on the pitch, unlike the Forkball, and also impart downward spin on the ball, causing the ball to break down at the plate.
|Hongou Masamune||Hongou's winning shot. Mixing it regularly with his powerful Fastball makes it a devastating weapon for the pitcher.|
|Furuya Satoru||Furuya's first learnt breaking pitch. Having a powerful fastball as the base, this pitch further increase the effectiveness of his fastball. However, Miyuki also said that the break of Furuya's splitter is so inconsistent making it very difficult to catch.|
|Sawamura Eijun||The Splitter is one of the breaking pitches within Sawamura's Numbers. However, this pitch has been unstable up to the Hakuryu's match and was restricted by Miyuki.|