|Training Camp Begins|
|Season 1, Episode 14|
|Air date||January 12, 2014|
|Written by||Takeshi Konuta|
|Directed by||Mitsuyuki Masuhara|
You're In the First-String
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Training Camp Begins! (Gasshuku Sutāto!, 合宿スタート) is Episode 14 of the Diamond no Ace Anime series. The Episode was aired on January 12, 2014.
Seidous training camp begins.
Eijun's selection in the first string was a devastating blow rather than a happy surprise. The person he hoped to be in the first string has not been chosen.
Realizing he did not deserve such position, he chose to push himself in everything he does for the senpais and teammates who were not chosen. This surprised his teammates in class but worried Kuramochi who had been watching him overdo everything. Miyuki then assured he will make Eijun recover- a typical confident declaration which irritates Kuramochi in a way.
Chris already accepted the fact he will be in the background supporting the team even though teammates like Tanba and Miyuki wanted to play and compete with him a little more. Knowing his disciple, Eijun, will be emotionally driven, Chris and Miyuki arranged to restore his former self by making him acknowledge his first string membership by letting him and Furuya understand the importance of being a pitcher; by not aimlessly working hard but also resting.Other teammates also joined up to the recovery phase of Eijun which easily worked out after Chris' words of encouragement.
Furuya on the side was also encouraged by Miyuki, who noticed his inability to join in a group. It has also fired up Tanba's spirit to see the others support the young pitchers and aimed to complete his new form in preparation for the summer tournament.
Day 1 of the pre-summer training camp
The enthusiastic trio are showing significant potential, especially Haruichi who looks on par with his older brother Ryousuke. Fielding is the problem with Sawamura and Furuya who have both little experience due to their baseball histories.
The evening base running has proven the freshmen all wrong about the easy training they anticipated as they immediately felt the intensity of the camp.
Characters in italic are only seen briefly and have yet to make a proper appearance.
- Sawamura Eijun
- Chris Yuu Takigawa
- Miyuki Kazuya
- Kuramochi Youichi
- Tanba Koichiro
- Kataoka Tetsushin
- Furuya Satoru
- Kominato Haruichi
- Kominato Ryosuke
Episode 14 follows the storyline from chapter 38 to 40.